Ireland’s Emma Mitchell finished in seventh place with teammate Shona Heaslip 11th in the 5,000m final at the World University Games in Taipei.

Mitchell, who finished ninth in the 10,000m on Wednesday ran a very creditable race, crossing the line 16:00:02.

The 23-year-old’s time was less than 10 seconds outside her personal best of 15:50.55.

Mitchell, the double Irish national champion featured mostly in the middle of a bunched group before a lead pack broke away with 1000m to go.

Mitchell battled commendably to run a strong last lap to move up the field and finish seventh.

It was a great performance from team-mate Shona Heaslip who took more than two seconds off her personal best.

Heaslip, crossed the line in 16:09.62 for 11th place, to round off a fantastic season for the 22-year-old.

Earlier this year Heaslip surprised many by winning the Irish national cross-country championship, beating a field of runners with considerably more experience including Olympians Ciara Mageean and Kerry O’Flaherty.

Hanna Klein of Germany took the gold posting 15:45.28 ahead of Canada’s Jessica O’Connell in 15:50.96, with Great Britain’s Jess Judd clinching bronze in 15:51.19.

Fellow British athlete Louise Small was four seconds behind finishing in fourth.