The Irish teenage star smashed not only the Irish U18 record but stormed up the European ranks.

Sarah Healy ran the fastest 1500m time in 32 years by a European youth athlete clocking a fantastic 4:09.25 at a meet in Tübingen, Germany on Saturday evening (June 16).

The 17 year-old, who won European Youth Olympic gold last year, finished 11th overall, while Ciara Mageean delivered her best performance for almost a year running 4:06.70 to finish fourth.

Healy is now second on the European U18 all-time list behind Romania’s Ana Padurean who ran 4:06.02 in 1982.

In May, the Blackrock AC youngster ran the fastest time ever by an Irish U18 athlete when she clocked 4:13.32 in Belgium to break Mageean’s best of 4:15.46.

Healy’s new personal best time of 4:09.25 also moves her up to 10th on the Irish all-time senior ranks and bags the qualifying standard for the senior European Championships in August.

The rising star of athletics has broken a string Irish records in recent months, including the U20 indoor 3000m mark and the U20 indoor 1500m record.

In the same race, British international steeplechaser Rosie Clarke finished seventh in a personal best 4:07.69, while fellow GB athletes Katie Snowdon and Hannah England finished 12th and 14th respectively.

On Wednesday (June 13) Healy also ran an 800m personal best of 2:06.30 at the BMC Gold Standard Races in Watford.

The Irish talent is set to compete in the World Junior (under 20) Championships next month in Tampere, Finland.