Track & Field

Cork City Sports Preview- 4 Races to Watch

The Cork City Sports take place tonight at CIT track. Over the last 65 years the Cork City Sports has provided the opportunity for Domestic Irish athletes to take on some of the world’s best.
Names ranging from Sonia O’Sullivan and Mark Carroll to Steve Ovett and Yuri Sedykh have competed and won at the Cork City Sports.
Its set to be a great night with the Junior Program starting at 17:30pm.

Re-live last year’s meet above.

Timetable

Track Events

5:30 p.m. Juvenile 300m events
6:15 p.m. 1500m Junior Women
6:22 p.m. 1500m Junior Men
6:30 p.m. 5000m Walk
6:50 p.m. 100m Women
7:00 p.m. 100m Men
7:15 p.m. 400m Hurdles Men
7:25 p.m. 3000m Women
7:40 p.m. 800m Men
7:50 p.m. 1 Mile Men
8:00 p.m. 100m Hurdles Women
8:10 p.m. 800m Women
8:20 p.m. 200m Women
8:30 p.m. 200m Men
8:40 p.m. 3000m Men
8:55 p.m. 3000m Open Men

Field Events

6:00 p.m. Hammer Men
6:30 p.m. Pole Vault Women
6:30 p.m. High Jump Men
7:00 p.m. Long Jump Men

100m Men-7pm

For the first time at the Cork City Sports two sub 10 second men will line up in the SuperValu 100m. Keymar Hyman (Cayman Islands)  and Michael Frater (Jamaica) will be hoping for favourable conditions in what has the potential to be the fastest race ever run in Ireland.

Meet Record
100m Brendan Christian Antigua 2009 10.12

Start List
No. LANE ATHLETE YEAR of BIRTH COUNTRY PB SB

172 4 Keymar Hyman 1989 CAY 9.95 10.18
181 5 Michael Mathieu 1984 BAH 10.18 10.18
173 3 Ramon Gittens 1987 BARB 10.02 10.19
179 6 James Ellington 1985 ENG 10.13 10.20
193 2 Maurice Mitchell 1989 USA 10.00 10.31
171 7 Michael Frater 1982 JAM 9.88 10.32
182 1 Solomon Bockarie 1987 SLE 10.32 10.32
185 8 Tatenda Tsumba 1991 ZIM 10.39 10.39

3000m Women 7.25pm
Sonia’s time of 8.38 is unlikely to be breached this evening but there is plenty to look forward to in this one. Abbey D’Agostino is the most decorated Ivy League athlete in track and field and cross country running winning seven NCAA titles. D’Agostino ran 15:06 for a personal best at the USA Championships only 10 days ago and looks set to revise her 3000m p.b. She will have exciting prospect Mary Cain for company. Irish interest focuses on Mary Cullen who has the fastest personal best in the field. The former European Indoor medalist is always a danger when fit.

Meet Record
3000m Sonia O’Sullivan Ireland 2002 8.38.99

No. Lane ATHLETE YEAR of BIRTH COUNTRY PB SB
101 Mary Cullen 1982 IRL 08:48.17
102 Mary Cain 1996 USA 08:58.48
103 Dominika Nowakowska 1985 POL 09:01.56 09:04.36
104 Faye Fullerton 1984 ENG 09:07.52 09:33.47
105 Liz Costello 1988 USA 09:15.39
106 Ann Marie McGlynn 1980 IRL 09:21.19 09:35.38i
107 Ciara Durkan 1986 IRL 09:22.70
108 Sanaa Koubaa 1985 GER 09:43.71
109 Mary O’Sullivan 1993 IRL 09:44.73 09:44.73
110 Michelle Finn 1989 IRL 09:49.00 09:49.00
111 Linden Hall 1991 AUS 09:12.37i 09:43.28
112 Addie Bracy 1986 USA 09:13.86i 09:13.86i
113 Jamie Cheever 1987 USA 09:19.21 09:46.08
114 Mary Goldkamp 1988 USA 09:29.03 09:29.03
115 Fiona Keogh 1982 IRL 10:11.23
116 Abbey D’Agostino 1992 USA 8:51.91 9:00.78
117 Kristen Findley 1990 USA 9:15.05
118 Heather Wilson 1990 USA 9:34.88
119 Rachel Schneider 1991 USA
120 Sarah Pease 1987 USA 9:48.94

800m Men 7.40pm

The race most likely to produce an Irish winner tonight, outside of a facile Rob Heffernan victory in the walk, is the Men’s 800m. Mark English leads the field but as Derval O Rourke found out on many occasions, the City Sports puts up a stern test every time. As well as the incredibly talented Donegal man, the field also features fellow 1.44 athlete Andreas Bube, who has struggled with injury this season and Michael Rutt who ran 1.45 and also finsihed 7th in the final of the US Championships only last week. Meet Record is defiantly under threat.

Meet Record
800m Johnny Grey U.S.A. 1984 1.45.56

1 6 Mark English 1993 IRL 01:44.84 01:45.83
6 3 Peter Bol 1994 AUS 01:46.51 01:46.51
3 7 Michael Rutt 1987 USA 01:45.08 01:46.78
8 7 Bob van der Ham 1990 NED 01:46.86 01:46.86
7 8 Declan Murray 1991 IRL 01:46.77 01:47.28
2 4 Andreas Bube 1987 DEN 01:44.89 01:47.40
4 5 Joshua Ralph 1991 AUS 01:45.80 01:47.52
10 5 Niall Tuohy 1989 IRL 01:48.28 01:48.28
9 3 Anthony Lieghio 1989 IRL 01:48.00 01:48.90
5 2 Julius Mutenkanga 1987 UGA 01:46.30 01:49.29
11 2 Andy Perezchica 1985 MEX 01:49.10 01:50.42
12 1 Tomas Timoransky 1993 SVK 01:50.21 01:53.05
13 8 James Ledingham 1984 IRL 01:50.33 01:53.47

Mile Men 7.50pm

The Mile always supplies great tension and excitement. There are a host of athletes who will be looking to go sub four in this one, with seven athletes close to the barrier as well as many under it. Riley Masters is the leading entrant with a 3.56 seasonal best. Masters finished 9th in the USA 5000m edging out the great Bernard Lagat. He is the class of this field with Kyle Merber, seen here in his ancestral Tipperary has the fastest personal best.

No. Lane ATHLETE YEAR of BIRTH COUNTRY PB SB
41 Kyle Merber 1980 USA 03:54.76 04:05.96i
42 Duncan Phillips 1990 USA 03:56.10 04:01.43
43 Riley Masters 1990 USA 03:56.35 3:56.15i
44 Tommy Schmitz 1983 USA 03:56.45 04:07.81
45 Julian Oakley 1993 NZL 03:58.89 04:00.23
46 Eoin Everard 1986 IRL 03:58.93 4:05.87i
47 Rob Mullett 1987 ENG 03:59.37 04:03.92i
48 Dave McNeill 1986 AUS 04:00.71 04:01.13i
49 Danny Mooney 1988 IRL 04:00.79 04:03.88
50 Chart Miller 1995 AUS 04:00.99 04:04.52
51 Reed Connor 1990 USA 04:01.02 04:01.02
52 Richard Weir 1984 ENG 04:02.08
53 Tomas Cotter 1990 IRL 04:09.89
54 Ruairi Finnegan 1994 IRL 04:10.35
55 John Coghlan 1988 IRL 03:59.32i 04:02.73i
56 Joe Warne 1987 IRL 04:04.04i 04:04.30i
57 Thomas Maunsell IRL
58 Krzysztof Zebrowski 1990 POL
59 Peter Gaffney 1993 IRL

Kyle Merber in his native Tipp.

Kyle Merber in his native Tipp.

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Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan is an athlete, coach, athletics fan and, most importantly, was once named Bandon AFC's under-12 Player of the Year. He was once a promising athlete but is now a promising coach, teacher and part-time athletics writer/broadcaster. While an 800m runner himself, Ronan has coached everything from pole vault to 10km with varying levels of bluffing. He has regularly been threatening to do something for years but is yet to deliver. He is regarded as our expert on the American running scene, though has yet, to prove his knowledge in this realm.

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