Newly crowned British javelin champion Joe Dunderdale will be coming to Letterkenny to make his mark on the infield at the Letterkenny International Track & Field meeting on Friday night. Dunderdale won the British title with a throw of 73.58m in Birmingham last weekend. The Sheffield athlete has a personal best of 76.13m, and will be attempting the Commonwealth Games standard of 77.00m. Dunderdale won the 2015 event in Letterkenny, and held the meeting record before it was broken last year with 84.10m, the second furthest throw of all time on Irish soil, by Petr Frydrych of the Czech Republic, who went on to make the Olympic final one month after appearing in Letterkenny.
Fellow English athlete, Joe Harris, who took the bronze medal behind Dunderdale at the British championships with a lifetime best throw of 70.50m, will also be looking to challenge for the win. He will be joined by Scottish thrower Greg Millar, who has also thrown over 70m with a PB of 71.15 set at the Loughborough International meeting in May of this year. With a host of exciting action on both the track and field, there is only one place for sports fans to be this Friday night, and that’s the Danny McDaid track, Aura Leisure Centre where the action gets underway at 7pm.