Saturday, July 23, 2011

Kate Veale of West Waterford AC sets her first racewalking senior record...

Kate Veale of West Waterford AC set a new senior racewalking record in the 3,000 metres in Tullamore today despite the fact she is still only 17 years old. Kate's winning time of 12:18 took almost a minute off the old senior record.

From Athletics Ireland......"Just days after winning the World Youths walks gold medal, Kate Veale (West Waterford AC) was back in action at the Woodie’s DIY juvenile championships in Tullamore today. The large attendance showed their appreciation of her achievement throughout the race, and resulted in her setting a new U18 record, a new Irish junior record, a new Irish U23 record and a new Irish senior record for the 3,000m walk.

Gillian O’Sullivan’s Irish senior record from 2000 went by the boards as Veale powered her way around the Track for a spectacular win. Her winning time of 12:18.86 takes almost a minute off her own Irish junior record and almost sixteen seconds off Gillian O’Sullivan’s senior record.
Veale looked to be walking with a new spring in her step today, brimming with confidence, and looking forward to competing in the Woodie’s DIY senior championships in two weeks time."

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