Jo Keane and Davicia Patterson qualify for IAAF World U20 semi-finals

Ireland’s Jo Keane (Ennis Track) and Davicia Patterson (Beechmount Harriers) have qualified for their respective semi-finals on the opening day of the IAAF World U20 Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland.

Jo Keane qualified for the 800m semi-final when finishing 7th in a time of 2:09.59, making it through as a fastest qualifier.

In the 400m heats, Davicia Patterson produced a brilliant performance from lane 8 in heat 1 to finish in second place, clocking 53.20 seconds, to advance automatically to the semi-final stage of the event.

In heat 2 Ciara Deely of Kilkenny City Harriers was 6th in 54.69 seconds, just missing out on qualification.



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