Hession claims double 2nd in Cork

Irish record holder Paul Hession claimed two second places in the 60th Cork City sports meeting yesterday.

The Irish national champion was beaten in the 200m by Panama’s Alonso Edwards, the Galway man coming home in 21.05 second ahead of Britain’s Luke Fagan who earlier the day had beaten Hession in the 100 metres

Paul Byrne and Thomas Barr turned in strong performances to finish second and third respectively in the 400 metre Hurdles, the youngsters coming in behind Lee Moore from the States, who finished in a time of 50.92.

Meanwhile Louth’s high jumper Kourosh Foroughi, who only took up the sport 5 years ago, turned in one of the day best home performance clearing 2.20 metres to finish third behind Trevor Barry from the Bahamas.

Foroughi’s jump equalled his personal best set in Budapest last year and qualifies him for the World Student Games, which will take place in China next month.

In the other field events, Irish record holder Kelly Proper had to settle for fourth place finish in the long jump.

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