NUIG athlete selected for world relays

Galway-based NUIG athlete Sarah Quinn has been selected on the Irish Women’s 4x100m relay team for the upcoming IAAF World Athletics Relays.

Quinn, of South Mayo's St Colman’s Club, is coached by NUIG and GCH sprints coach Brendan Glynn. She is one of six athletes selected for the event which takes place in Poland May 1/2.

She joins Molly Scott (SLOT AC ), Joan Healy (Leevale AC ), Sarah Lavin (Emerald AC ), Kate Doherty (SDD AC ), and Niamh Whelan (Ferrybank AC ).

The squad is aiming for a top eight finish which would guarantee Olympic qualification.

Galway 5km Series

One thousand runners are set to take part in this year's Galway 5k Series.

Entry has now closed and a full house has signed up for this popular event, which is a virtual series this Covid year.

The series will feature five 5k races over five weeks in May and early June when entrants put themselves against the clock rather than others.

US report

Galway athletes continued their busy racing schedule stateside last weekend.

Alanna Lally continued her good form for Temple University at the weekend, as she clocked 56.40 to win the 400m at the Quaker Invitational in Philadelphia.

Aisling Joyce ran her best race of the season to date, clocking 4.33 to place fifth over 1500m at the Terre Haute event in Indiana.

Galway Athletics Development Squads

Clubs have been advised of the announcement of Galway development squads for U15 to U19 athletes for 2021, organised by Galway Athletics Board.

This initiative aims to bring together high achieving young athletes from clubs across the county in a range of athletics disciplines, including sprints, hurdles, middle distance, jumps, throws and walks, into county organised group training sessions.

It is planned to commence this programme in late May.

 

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