The NI & Ulster Senior Championships took place at the Mary Peters Track on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June, with track races taking place on Friday before the action moved infield on Saturday. The club’s athletes managed a range of successes including podium positions and PBs across a range of disciplines. First of the North Down AC athletes on the track was Mark Carberry who took bronze in the senior men’s 800m in 1:55.69 in a close fought race with the top 4 athletes finishing within less than a second of each other.
In the women’s 800m Rachel Gibson ran superbly to leave clear distance between herself and the second placed runner as she took the gold medal in her first race of the day. Rachel was back on track shortly afterwards where she took the silver medal in the 1500m.
In the men’s 1500m B Race Daniel Dines finished 7th but in a new PB time of 4:16.80
Craig McMeechan finished 4th in the men’s 5000m A Race in an excellent time of 14:48.32.
Elsa McCallum was next up for North Down in Heat 2 of the 200m where she finished 3rd with a PB of 27.28. With limited recovery time she shortly took her marks for the women’s 200m final where she smashed her short lived PB to claim 2nd place in 26.52.
Rachel McCann came 5th in the women’s 400m final in 57.19.
On Saturday with track action over Morgan Wilson came 4th in the Pole Vault with a clearance of 2.30m. Morgan was back in action in the women’s javelin where she came 3rd throwing 26.85m one place behind her North Down club mate Sophie Cree who threw 30.41m.
[photo: Rachel Gibson 800m gold]
[photo: Brian Smith and Mark Carberry]
[photo: Mark Carberry, 800m bronze]