International Results

Leevale’s Martin McCarthy (right) showed signs of a return to form at the CanAm meet in Maine today.  He finished 11th in the 3,000m with a time of 8:07.90, just a second outside his best time for the distance.  Breeda Dennehy Willis of Bandon athletic club continued her preparations for the Sydney Olympics with another sparkling performance winning the 5,000m in a time of 15:36.96.  Keith Kelly was also in form, once again reducing his PB for the 5,000m with a fourth place finish in 13:54.50.  Sinead Delahunty was fourth in the 1,500m with a time of 4:16.70.  In the mens 1,500m there were disappointing performances for some runners.  Des English won his section with a time of 3:44.12, while Ken Nason could only manage ninth in 3:43.33 in his section, just a week after he posted a PB in the 800m.  Neville Davey was 11th in 3:44.88.  In the 800m Leevale’s Darren Dinneen could only manage seventh place with 1:50.44.  Cormac Smith clocked 8:49.47 with a ninth place finish in the steeplechase.  At the Stanford meet Niamh Beirne was seventh in the 1,500m with 4:14.15.  At the Yale meet Paddy McGrath threw the hammer 70.82 for third place.  At a meet in Lucerne Susan Smith of Waterford was eight in her speciality event, the 400m hurdles, with a time of 57.71, and Terry McHugh was fifth in the javelin with 76.09.  In Greece James Nolan was sixth in the 1,000m with a 2:18.11 clocking. (Irish Results)