Nick Griggs Breaks Irish U20 3000m Record

ByEmma Porter |

Nick Griggs (Mid Ulster A.C.) broke his own Irish U20 3000m record at the Irish Milers Club meet in Belfast on Saturday (May 13th).

Griggs bettered his previous best, set at the Cork City Sports last year, by 0.16s to finish second behind Irish Olympian Andrew Coscoran (Star of the Sea A.C.) in 7.53.24.

The Tyrone teenager has a big summer coming up and will look to continue to improve his times further in the weeks and months ahead.

Coscoran, who was stepping up in distance, was an impressive winner of the race, crossing the line in 7.50.87.

Amongst the other standout performers on the day was Louise Shanahan (Leevale A.C.) who won the Women’s 800m. Shanahan’s winning time of 1.59.53 was just 0.13s off her national record set at the same meet last year and is a World Championship qualifying time.

Sharlene Mawdsley (Newport A.C.) was a convincing winner of the Women’s 400m in 51.75s, while Jack Raftery (Donore Harriers A.C.) won the men’s race for the second year in a row clocking 46.68s.

  • Full results are available HERE
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