Multi-eventer Kate O’Connor improved on her own recently minted Irish indoor record with a score of 4150 points at the Tallin International Pentathlon in Estonia today (February 3).

The young athlete’s score, which saw her finishing fourth in the competition, improved on the 4108 she scored at the National Indoors in Athlone a fortnight ago.

The highlight for O’Connor, who competes for Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games in April, was a 1.77m in the high jump. This put her joint winner with European U20 champion Alina Shukh from Ukraine, who was the overall winner of the competition with 4375 points.

At the opening World Indoor Tour event in Karlsruhe, Germany, Bandon’s Phil Healy finished second in the women’s 400m with a time of 52.68 secs – slightly slower than the personal best 52.08 she recorded last weekend in Vienna. Winner of the race was Swiss athlete Lea Sprunger in 52.03 secs.

National Indoor League

Clonliffe Harriers and Dublin City Harriers retained the men and women’s titles at the National Indoor League in Abbotstown today (February 3). In the women’s competition, DCH finished comfortably clear of Sli Cualann and Craughwell.

Clonliffe beat Menapians and Donore Harriers for the men’s title.

Competing for Menapians was ‘class of 2018‘ sprinter Leon Reid, who won the men’s 60m in 6.77 secs. Leo Morgan of Clonliffe was second in 6.93 and Donore’s Eamonn Fahey third in 6.98. Sibanda also helped Menapians to victory in the 4 x 200m relay.

Making a winning return to competition was Dara Kerwick of Clonliffe who won the men’s 400m in 48.50 secs. Also showing a welcome return to form was Galway’s Sean Breathnach, winner of the men’s shot with a heave of 16.42m.

On a day when points were all important, Catherine McManus won the 200m for DCH in 24.23 secs and also won the long jump. Winning the men’s 200m was Chris Sibanda of Clonliffe in 22.17 secs. Full result can be found here.