Waterford Institute of Technology scholarship athlete Phil Healy set a new Irish women’s 200m record at Cork City Sports.
Waterford Institute of Technology scholarship athlete Phil Healy smashed the long-standing Irish women’s 200m record at the 67th Cork City Sports International Athletics Meet in CIT on Monday (July 16).
Healy broke the 17-year-old 200m mark of 23.02 set by Sarah Reilly at the 2001 World Championships in a time of 22.99 seconds to finish third in the race. Canadian Crystal Emmanuel finished first in a time of 22.75, while USA's Joanna Atkins took second in 22.99.
Women's 200m A Race. Cork City Sports 2018.— Miska (@M1ZKA) July 16, 2018
1. Crystal Emmanuel 22.75
2. Joanna Atkins 22.90
3. Phil Healy 22.99 NR
4. Shannon Hylton 23.01#Trackandfield #Athletics @JustSportsTweet @TnFjunkie pic.twitter.com/BhYx869ieM
The Bandon AC bullet had earlier come two-hundredths of second away from her month-old women's 100m record by finishing 2nd in a time of 11.30.
Women's 100m A Race. Cork City Sports 2018. Wind +1.3— Miska (@M1ZKA) July 16, 2018
1. Crystal Emmanuel 11.25 SB
2. Phil Healy 11.30
3. Joanna Atkins 11.37 SB
4. Corrine Humphries 11.41 SB#Trackandfield #Athletics @JustSportsTweet @TnFjunkie pic.twitter.com/11m2WXYbjK
Healy, who trains at the WIT Arena, is "absolutely thrilled" with her latest triumph.
What a night @CorkCitySports Breaking @irishathletics National 200m record with 22.99 And 11.30 in the 100m. Next up @MortonGames 400m before 4x100m relay duties at the London diamond league this weekend. pic.twitter.com/W7bUSnbnig— Phil Healy (@philhealy2) July 16, 2018