Sarah Collins of Finn Valley AC put in a gutsy performance at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain on Monday evening to finish in 13th place in the women’s 3000m final in a personal best of 9:26.26. Collins stayed in contention throughout and continuously worked hard to try to stay in the top 10. She was the 5th European across the line. The race was won by Mercy Chebwogen of Kenya in 9:08.88
Earlier in the day Letterkenny AC’s Ruairi Finnegan competed in the men’s 1500m heats. Finnegan finished tenth in the third heat in a time of 3.53.95. The pack was bunched together for the majority of the race until Finnegan through the gauntlet down with just over a lap to go. However when the kick really began with 300m remaining Finnegan had no response and lost ground on the leaders.
On Friday Mark English and Karl Griffen will go in the 800mts heats while Dempsey Mc Guigan is also throwing in the hammer.