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Jack leading the way from John Cormican and Gavin Cooney in the Galway Senior 800m recently
(picture courtesy of Leonardo Brûlé) 

 

An amazing year continued for Jack Miskella last Saturday at the IMC Le Cheile meet in Leixlip. Having dipped under 2 minutes for the first time only a week ago with a 1.59.70 in the Galway Senior Track & Field, Jack absolutely blasted his PB away by more than 2 seconds when recording 1.57.47 in a gritty race.

Feeling the pressure with 200m to go, a lane opened up for Jack as people vied for position entering the home straight and despite being in anguish, he went for the gap and hit the accelerator for the last 100m for a fantastic time.

 

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Jack being presented with a training grant of €100 by Club PRO Mike Tobin
in recognition of his selection for the Irish Universities International against Scotland recently

 

Jack’s time was not just a PB but also a club record, just pipping the time of 1.57.96 set by Damien O’Boyle in 2015.  Jack becomes part of an elite group of 6 athletes who have broken the 2 minute barrier on 1 or more occasions indoors or outdoors. The following are those who have achieved the feat either indoors or outdoors :-

 

1.57.47

Jack Miskella

IMC Le Cheile

Leixlip

8.6.19

1.57.96

Damien O'Boyle

Morton Games

Santry

24.7.15

1.58.53

Nicholas Sheehan

National U18 T&F

Tullamore

7.7.13

1.59.18

Peadar Harvey

Dublin Graded Meet

Irishtown

13.7.16

1.59.53

Paul Joyce

National League Round 1

Tullamore

26.5.13

 

1.57.21i

Peadar Harvey

National League

Athlone IT

16.3.14

1.58.05i

Paul Joyce

AAI Indoors Games

Athlone IT

2.2.14

1.59.11i

Damien O'Boyle

AAI Indoors Games

Athlone IT

2.2.14

1.59.37i

Nicholas Sheehan

AAI Open Games

Athlone IT

27.1.13

1.59.56i

Gavin Cooney

Connacht T&F

Athlone IT

24.2.19


At the same Le Cheile meet, Sinead Gaffney recorded 
an impressive 2:21.29 to come close to breaking her own club record of 2:20.43 set in 2017. The female equivalent of a sub-2 minute 800m is breaking 2:25 as per the IAAF scoring tables. The numbers of girls in the club achieving that elite feat is slightly less than the lads but equally impressive with Sinead heading both the indoor and outdoor tables and Arlene and Fauve lurking in the shadows to take her crown!

2.20.43

Sinéad Gaffney

Celtic International

Tullamore

27.5.17

2.22.60

Linda Porter

National T&F

Antrim

6.7.08

2.23.89

Arlene Earls

National League

Tullamore

19.8.18

2.19.10i

Sineád Gaffney

National Senior T&F

Abbotstown

18.2.18

2.22.45i

Fauve Aylmer

National U15 T&F

Athlone IT

31.3.19

2.23.04i

Arlene Earls

National U19 T&F

Athlone IT

25.3.18

2.23.09i

Linda Porter

National T&F

Nenagh

10.4.10

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Sinead on her way to victory in the Galway Senior 1500m 
(picture courtesy of Leonardo Brûlé) 

Saturday the 24th. .