MARY McLoone has won her tenth national senior triple jump crown.The Tir Chonaill AC woman took gold at the GloHealth National Senior Track and Field Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry this afternoon.
McLoone took the top prize with a best leap of 12.71 metres.
Saragh Buggy (12.25m) of St Abban’s won silver with Laura Saulters from North Down (11.43m) collecting bronze.
McLoone has suffered from an Achilles’ injury in recent years, but the Glenswilly National School teacher, who hails from Lettermacaward, has returned to the top of her game and returns another gold back to Donegal.
McLoone’s leap was captured by Kieran Carlin in the above photograph.
Ann-Marie McGlynn from Letterkenny AC won silver in the women’s 3,000m. McGlynn came home in a time of 10:37.27 with the gold taken by Sara Treacy of Dunboyne in 9:58.92.
McLoone’s club-mate, Conal Mahon, won bronze in the men’s triple jump with a leap of 14.47 metres in an event won by An Riocht’s Denis Finnegan with St Abban’s man Eoin Kelly taking the silver.
Defending national 800m champion Mark English will compete in Sunday’s final after comfortably coming through his heat. English won the heat in a time of 1:53.84.
Letterkenny AC’s Danny Mooney also came through his heat in the 1500m in a time of 4:00.82.