Carroll in Form

Mark Carroll showed himself to be in good racing condition with a fluent win over 2,000 metres in a mini-meeting on a warm-up track adjacent to the main Olympic stadium today.  Carroll won a six-man race in 5:04.96, covering the last 400 metres in 56.30 and the last 200m in 27.8 to shake off the challenge of a Russian athlete.  In the 100m, Leevale’s other Olympian, Donal McCarthy clocked 10.68 behind Mark Howard in 10.63, while Gary Ryan clocked 10.74 when third in one of the other 100m races.   John McAdorey ran a lifetime best of 10.52 secs, also in the 100m, while Peter Coghlan ran his fastest time this year for the hurdles.  Coghlan finished third in the 110m hurdles in 13.93 secs, his best time this year. Gordon Kennedy, a member of the 4 x 400 relay squad, ran a useful 33.36 in the 300, while Sarah Reilly finished third in the women’s 100 with 11.76.  Regrettably, neither David Matthews nor James Nolan was fit enough to run in the 1,000 metres, both suffering from an infection