English and Griffin reach Euro U23 800m Final and Pena qualifies for Olympics


Donegal's Mark English and Karl Griffin have qualified for Sunday's 800m Final at the European U23 Championships in Tailinn.

In Saturday's first semi final Griffin finished fourth. His time of 1:48.65 was good enough to make the final as one of the two fastest losers.

English secured his place with a third place finish in the second run. The Letterkenny man ran 1:49.94 in the slower of the two heats.

In more got news for Donegal, Finn Valley Pole Vaulter Tori Pena qualified for the 2016 Olympics Games.

She broke the 4.50m standard in Germany to secure her place for Rio next year.