Ireland completed sixth in heat three of the men’s 4 x 400 meters at the prestigious IAAF World Relays held in Nassau, Bahamas.
The popular Irish team of Craig Lynch, Richard Morrissey, Brian Murphy and Thomas Barr ran the season’s best time of i.e. 3:07.11 but completely failed to secure a place for the finale. The prestigious heat was simply won by Trinidad & Tobago in a total time of 3:02.09, along with Britain third in 3:03.28 and Belgium as the second qualifier in the time 3:02.41.
“I knew that we could have got a swifter time, but all simply gave it our all, so we couldn’t ask for more than that. This is really great to have a united team here.” Barr said athletics Ireland thereafter.
However, meanwhile the women’s important 4 x 200 meters team established a new national record especially in their own heat. Steph Creaner, Phil Healy, Sarah Lavin and Amy Foster ran 1:36.52.
“We are happy with that as one of the important exchanges didn’t go up to the requirement for us. This is great to have the opportunity to run on this prestigious track, and hopefully we all will be capable of putting in a great performance tonight as well.” Lavin said.
Here one point should be noted that the same quartet would also compete in prestigious heats of the popular 4 x 100 meters tonight. “However, it is unfortunate that we couldn’t’ get the desired results but still we learned a lot from this result,” he added.