Derval achieves qualifying time

Derval O’Rourke has been has been rapidly returning to form through the outdoor season, and today she ran yet another season’s best of 12.85 to finish second in the Chaux de Fonds meet in Switzerland. This is one of her fastest times outside of major championships finals. More importantly, this ensures qualification for the World Championships in Korea in August, and for the Olympics in London next year.

Derval joined her clubmate Ailis McSweeney, as well as Claire Bergin and Niamh Whelan on the 4x100m team that competed at the same meet, and did well to improve their best to 45.49.

Meanwhile, at the Junior meet in Mannheim this weekend, Paul Scanlan ran 48.92 to finish 14th overall in the 400m, while Edmond O’Halloran finished 5th in his heat of the 110m hurdles in a time of 14.86 into a strong headwind.

Mannheim results