Record breaking night at Letterkenny International Athletics meeting

There were records galore at the Letterkenny International Track & Field meeting which took place on Friday night at the Danny McDaid track.

The crowd were treated to five meeting records across a host of world class events, as well as World championship and Commonwealth Games qualification standards.

In the women’s feature event, American Mel Lawrence smashed the Irish All-comers record in the Divers Hyundai 3000m steeplechase, winning in a personal best time of 9:36.65, and a World championship qualification standard.

The men’s feature event, the Donnelly & Foley Mile, produced an exciting finish with American Robert Domanic dipping under the 4-minute barrier with a time of 3:59.98, sending the crowd wild.

Meeting records were set in the women’s 800m, 3000m steeplechase and shot putt, as well as the men ‘s 3000m and shot putt, enhancing the reputation of the event on the European athletics circuit.