MARK ENGLISH WON his fourth Irish Indoor 800m title today at the GloHealth National Senior Indoor Championships in Athlone.
English had wooed the crowd yesterday to win his heat in a fine 1:48.15 and the Letterkenny man cruised to victory today in 1:51.57.
English won from Raheny Shamrock’s Kieran Kelly (1:52.23) and James Ledingham from West Waterford AC (1:54.01).
Picture caption: Mark English, UCD, on his way to winning his heat of the Men’s 800m at the GloHealth National Senior Indoor Championships. Picture by Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
Finn Valley AC’s rising star Aaron McGlynn booked his place in the 800m final and the Glenfin man came home in fifth place, running 1:57.18.
After his win English, who has started 2016 in fine form, said: “That was a good weekend.”
The UCD AC man hopes to compete at the World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon on March 17th-20th.
He said: “When you’re in good form I don’t see why you wouldn’t go to a championships.”
English must wait on the selectors to decide and will be keeping a close eye on the times of hurdler Ben Reynolds from North Down, who produced a personal best of 7.73 seconds to win the 60m hurldes today – just one hundredth of a second outside the qualifying standard.
Letterkenny AC’s Ann Marie McGlynn was fourth in the women’s 1500m, having been fifth in the 3000m yesterday.Tags: