Steven Colvert (Crusaders AC) ran 20.57 for the 200m to place second at the European Athletics Classic Meeting in Velenje, Slovenia.
Colvert’s time is a new Irish U 23 Record eclipsing the old mark held by his training partner Paul Hession (Athenry AC) which stood at 20.61.
Colvert now holds both the 100m and 200m Irish U23 records having run 10.35 in May to break the 100m U23 record. Colvert’s time is only .02 outside the Olympic A Qualifying Standard of 20.55
At the same meet Derval O’Rourke (Leevale AC) placed second in the 100m hurdles in a time of 13.26. The time improved on O’Rourke’s seasonal opener of 13.47 set in Switzerland last week. Paul Hession (Athenry AC) placed sixth in the 200m in 20.97