Irish athletes have been in good form during the past week, with a number of them setting new records.
This weekend, Molly Scott equalled the national 60m indoor record, before breaking it hours later, at the IUAA Track & Field Intervarsity Championships.
The Carlow athlete ran 7.27 earlier in the day to become a joint holder of the record with Amy Foster.
7.23 NATIONAL 60M RECORD. I’m the fastest Irish woman EVER indoors. A dream I’ve had since I was 10. To do this with my Mam as my coach makes it that more special. Excited for what’s to come 🌬 pic.twitter.com/tXiIaR9qCX
— Molly Scott (@runmollyrun101) January 29, 2022
The St. Laurence O’Toole’s sprinter later became outright holder of the record with a stunning time of 7.23 seconds. Scott burst from the blocks in her now trademark style and powered all the way to the line to claim top spot on the Irish all-time list.
Israel Olatunde from UCD AC provided a new Irish U23 60m Record of 6.64 at TUS International Arena in Athlone, only two weeks after breaking Paul Hession’s 10 year old record.
Israel Olatunde from UCD AC provided a new Irish U23 60m Record of 6.64 at TUS Arena in Athlone during the league Round 2
— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) January 23, 2022
East Cavan Eagles AC’s Casey Mulvey set a new Irish U20 indoor record of 15.30m in the Shot Put at the Notre Dame Invite last weekend.
Rhasidat Adeleke broke her own Irish U23 400m Indoor Record last Sunday, setting a new time of 52.61 seconds. Adeleke is now a podium part of the all-time Irish senior list behind Karen Shinkins (51.58) and Phil Healy (51.94).
Women’s 400m 🤘
Kennedy Simon wins the event at 52.15 seconds 🔥
3. Rhasidat Adeleke – 52.61
4. Stacey Ann Williams – 52.62 pic.twitter.com/V4p4daoDPp
— Texas T&F/XC (@TexasTFXC) January 21, 2022