The Womens 400m hurdles race at the Letterkenny International looks like it’s going to take off on Friday 7th July with a number of international athletes chasing the World championships qualification standard of 56.10 secs. Leading the flight will be the English duo of Ese Okoro, 56.67sec PB, and Hayley McLean, 56.43sec PB, who both competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. McLean is also a former European Junior champion.
The Irish challenge will come from Ballymena & Antrim’s Christine Mc Mahon, 56.06secs PB, another athlete who competed at the Commonwealth Games. McMahon will also be chasing the standard for the 2018 Games in the Gold Coast, Australia, and has the time of 57.30 secs firmly in her sights.
We are sure to see a great battle coming up the home straight with Welsh champion Caryl Granville, 57.19 secs, and two times African Junior champion, Jean-Mare Senekal, 57.68 secs, of South Africa also confirmed. Letterkenny native Arlene Crossan, who recently qualified for the European Junior championships, and NI & Ulster champion Kate McGowan, will be looking to take advantage of having a world class line up in their own backyard.
The action gets underway at the Danny McDaid Athletics track, Aura Letterkenny Leisure Complex at 7:00pm on Friday 7th July, with a programme of 13 World class events.