CONALL Mahon was a gold medalist on day one of the AAI Games & Combined Events Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry.
Mahon (pictured above) of Tir Chonaill AC won the men’s triple jump.
Mahon leaped to 14.24m and was well beyond the 13.11m of Joshua Knox and Jordan Hoang’s 12.99m.
Mahon is showing good signs these days and surely has Neil Sweeney’s long-standing Donegal record of 14.47m – set as far back as 1974 – in his crosshairs.
Lifford-Strabane AC’s Brendan O’Donnell was second in the men’s hammer throw.
O’Donnell reached out to a best of 60.11m on his fifth throw.
Sean Mockler of Moycarkey Coolcroo AC was the hammer gold medalist thanks to a 64.50m throw, also on his fifth attempt.
Adrienne Gallen, who twice broke the Donegal senior women’s hammer throw in recent times, was third in her event.
Gallen landed a best of 50.33m, just shy of the 50.42m she reached at the end of May when going beyond the 50m mark for the first time.
Today’s event was won by Swinford AC’s Michaela Walsh (59.46m) with Bandon’s Nicola Tuthill (61.46m) in second.
Finn Valley’s former World U20 silver medalist Sommer Lecky was second in the women’s high jump.
Liscarroll’s Lisa O’Sullivan won gold, going over at 1.78m with Lecky unable to reach her usual heights. The Castlederg woman had a best jump of 1.74m.
Letterkenny AC’s Christine Russell finished sixth in the women’s 3000m. The race was won by Carmen Runnes AC’s Roisin Flanagan in 9/:06.67Tags: