Morton Games on Eurosport TV

Highlights of last Wednesday’s yet Morton Games from the Morton Stadium Santry can be seen on TV tomorrow (Wednesday the 28th) Eurosport 1 at 6.00pm and also on Eurosport 2 (Thursday August 29th) at 7.00am and again at the prime slot of 9.00 p.m. on Thursday night. The show will also be shown a final time on Eurosport 1 on September 4th.

Wet, wet, wet!

Well it had to happen sometime. After a streak of perfect weather on Morton Games night for eight years in succession it came to an end last night in Morton Stadium as strong winds and then an absolute deluge soaked athletes officials and spectators. The conditions unfortunately dictated against the planned fast times but athletes are competitors and all put on an outstanding display of bravery, guts and commitment producing superb competition and close racing all night.


Highlights included a second Morton Mile win from Robert Dominic (USA) in a time of 3.58.90, despite the conditions five athletes manage the magical sub- four. A truly magnificent win in the Albie Thomas 5000 from Aussie Pat Tiernan who took tumble, including a somersault, after 600 but still managed a 13.28.41 win, magnificent in the conditions. Indeed the conditions for the 5000 were the worst of the night. There was also a very classy women's 1500 producing a superb race won by last year's runner-up Elinor Perrier in a time of 4.08.59.


In the sprint events and intriguing men's 100 which brought 19 athletes to the start line whittled post heats to 10 athletes and then at 8.0 5 PM a superb win by Cordero Gray (USA) in a time of 10.44, again an incredible time into a strong headwind. Second-place was Demek Kemp (USA) with Gavin Smellie (CAN) completing the podium. Phil Healy gave the packed home straight stand something to cheer about as she came off the bend in first place and battled all the way to the finish line just being overhauled by Kiara Parker (USA), Parker winning in 23.94, , again very impressive in the conditions from Healy's 24.02.


The men's 400 so local favourite Brian Gregan in his comeback race, unfortunately Gregan's hamstring played up and he only lasted about 150 m. Obi Igbokwe (USA) was a worthy winner recording a time of 45.95, quite extraordinary in all the circumstances.

The women's 800 brought the prospect of a Ciara Mageean win and the possibility of a fast time, the pacemaker did an excellent job but the strong headwind put paid to any such notions. Coming off the final bend with Mageean well in contention with anyone of 5 to choose from, in the end it was the fast finishing tall figure of Canada's Lindsey Butterworth who was strongest down the straight winning in a time of 2.01.33, Olivia Baker (USA) was second with another Canadian Jenna Westaway third. Ireland's Katie Kirk despite the conditions recorded a season's best of 2.03.46. The men’s 800 saw Mark English run out of it with 200 to go and although it looked like it was going to be Harun Abda’s day the American was overhauled by fellow American and winner in Cork Isiah Harris, 1.48.20.

The field eventers suffered more than most in the conditions despite this there was an excellent high jump competition down at 'high jump Hill’one by the second Australian winner of the night Eleanor Patterson (1.89) from Ireland's Sommer Lecky (1.83) and Amina Smith (USA) 1.83. Lars Timmerman-jetten (NED) through 75.94 in the javelin to retain his Morton title with our two Japanese visitors, Ayumo Ishiyama (72.22) and Gen Naganuma (71.09) in second and third positions.

An interesting mixed 4 x 400 relay, which is essentially a Netherlands versus Ireland match ended from the off as the Dutch team inexplicably started sans baton and although they finished the race were promptly DQ’d! The junior Miles which got action underway produced a win in the 20 x 20 junior women's mile for Joanna Loftus (Moy Valley) and in the men's by Aaron Cullen of the host club Clonliffe Harriers

In all despite the difficulties caused by the weather the event was an outstanding success with all races running precisely to timetable with the Morton mile itself on the stroke of 9 PM. Also it must be said with most of the meet under lights it added enormously to the atmosphere. Morton games would like to thank all of our sponsors and supporters, the spectators who braved the conditions and in particular the athletes who make Morton games what is. We look forward to seeing you all in 2020.


Morton Games tonight in Santry

Tonight Dublin will get the opportunity of seeing world-class athletes compete in the annual Morton Games. The action will commence at 6:45 PM with the qualifying heats for the men's 100 and will then be a night of non-stop thrills and spills concluding with the iconic Morton mile itself at 9 PM under full stadium lights.


Competing tonight are Ireland's best athletes, athletes such as Mark English who on Sunday won the 800 in the Birmingham Diamond League Meet, the European indoor bronze medallist tonight chases the world qualifying time. Ireland's second bronze medallist at those European Championships Ciara Mageean will go in the Dublin Marathon women's 800, also in that race is Ireland's European U/23 bronze medallist Nadia Power. Local favourite Brian Gregan in the 400 and John Travers who will attempt to become the first Irishman in 15 years to win the Morton mile.


Top international athletes include in the 100 Demek Kemp, Ameer Webb, Jeff Demps, Sean McLean to name but a few with the prospects of the fastest ever 100 witnessed on Irish soil. In the women's 1500 a host of international stars including Lindon Hall (AUS), Elinor Purrier (USA), Martha Freitas (POR). In the 800 Olivia Baker (USA) and Jenna Westaway (CAN). High jumpers Eleanor Patterson (AUS) a 2016 Olympic Games finalist, Priscilla Fredericks (ANT), the list goes on and on..

Also see for the first time the mixed 4 x 400 relay as both the crack Dutch and Irish teams seek the World Qualifying time that will send them to Dofan for the World championships.

Starts list/Live results now available.

Admission to the Morton Games is €10 with U/16s going free. For those who cannot make Santry you can Morton Games watch live on FreeSports TV (Sky 435) or on Flotrack..


Bayer lead Morton Mile entry

The field for the 2019 Morton mile has now been finalised bringing to Santry some of the finest middle distance athletes on the circuit. Doha bound US steeplechaser Andy Bayer, who has a mile best of 3.52.90 makes his Santry debut. Bayer courtesy of his 3rd place finish in the US Championships has made his first major championship team for the United States will use the Morton mile as part of his preparations.


Previously confirmed are the two most recent winners of the Morton mile Sam Prackel last year's winner and Robert Domanic the 2017 winner. Also confirmed from the US are Izaic Yorks, Eric Avila and Mikey Brannigan, Rio Paralympic 1500 gold and World Paralympic gold 800 & 1500 2017. Nanami Arai will become the first Japanese Morton miler, likewise the first Danish athlete to compete in the Morton mile is Mikkel Dahl-Nessen, who on Wednesday will attempt to become the first Dane to run a sub- four-minute mile this millennium. Archie Davis (GBR) was tantalisingly close to running sub for in Cork, 4.00.79, and will have another opportunity to attempt his first sub- four. Rorey Hunter (AUS) who has a mile PB of 3.57.45 is the Australian challenger.


The Irish challenge is spearheaded by John Travers (Donore), it has been all of 15 years since James Nolan was the last Irish winner of the Morton mile, will Travers put that to rights? Chasing their first sub- four are Clonliffe athletes Cathal Doyle and Eoin Pierce, and the fastest Irish 1500 man this year Andrew Coscoran (Star of the Sea)


The 2019 Morton mile field is: Sam Prackel (USA), PB 3.50.94, Robert Domanic (USA), PB 3.54.73, Andy Bayer (USA), PB 3.52.90, Eric Avila (USA) PB 3.55.43, Mikey Brannigan (USA) PB 3.57.58, Izaic Yorks (USA) PB 3.58.04, Justyn Knight (CAN), PB 3.59.08, Rorey Hunter (AUS), PB 3.57.45, Nanami Arai (JPN), PB 3.56.80, Mikkel Dahl-Nessen (DEN), 1500 PB 3.41.55, Archie Davis (GBR), PB 4.00.79, John Travers (IRL), PB 3.55.44, Andrew Coscoran (IRL), PB 4.01.45, Cathal Doyle (IRL), PB 4.02.16, Eoin Pierce (IRL), 1500 PB 3.42.87.

Demps looking to regain Morton 100 title

Jeff Demps (USA) comes to Morton Games on Wednesday looking to put behind him his DQ of 2018 and repeat his 2017 Morton 100 win. He is certainly in form having placed 2nd in the 100 at Wednesday night's Cork City Sports in a time of 10.20. The former Florida Gator footballer has a PB of 10.01 and has clocked 10.14 this season. Cork winner Demek Kemp (USA) is a Diamond League regular and the US 60m Indoor Champion. He clocked 10.19 in the swirling wind of Cork and set his 10.03 PB this season. He may well start as slight favourite along with sub 10 man Ameer Webb (USA), 9.94 PB.


Also hitting form is the 2018 Morton 100 champion Sean McLean (CAN) who was a winner in Cork in the 200 and from the unfavoured lane eight. McLean is one of several Canadians competing on Wednesday: Sam Effah, PB 10.06, Gavin Smellie PB 10.01, Bismark Boating, PB 10.14 and Benjamin Williams PB 10..23.


Other athletes to watch out for include Ramon Gittens (BAR) a three time Olympian and 2016 world indoor 60 bronze medallist, Jamaica's Everton Clarke, , PB 10.06. Irish athlete who are running well this season include Marcus Lawler, Eanna Madden, 10.55, Stephen Gaffney, who ran a 10.54 PB in Cork and Jason Smyth who is the fastest Irishman this year at 10.51..


The heats in men's 100 ,very kindly sponsored by Athletics Leinster, will get Wednesday's meet underway at 6.4 5 PM. The top three in each heat and the four fastest losers will go through to the final later in the evening. If the weather is kind one thing you can be sure of is that it is going to be fast. Don't blink!

It's a World Class Women's 800!

World-class is the only way to describe the entry in the Dublin Marathon women's 800 at what is going to be a cracking Morton Games this Wednesday. Ireland’s European indoor bronze medallist Ciara Mageean will face what is undoubtedly the best line up gathered for a women's 800 in Ireland.

Thankfully Mageean sustained no significant injury in her fall at Friday’s 800 in Stockholm. By coincidence Jenna Westaway (CAN), who hit that Stockholm track with Mageean will also line up in Morton Stadium on Wednesday. Westaway took Melissa Bishop’s national indoor record with a 1.59.87 run this year and also took the 1000 indoor record with a 2.37.04. Also confirmed is her fellow Canadian Lindsey Butterworth, who earlier this season ran a new PB of 2.00.31.

Fourth place finisher at the 2019 US Championships and the winner of the 800 in Cork on Wednesday night Olivia Baker PB 2.00.08 will look to make it an emerald isle double. Also confirmed is Hannah Hermansson (SWE), pb 2.00.43, Sara Kulvisto, pb 2.01.85, will become the first Finnish athlete to compete at Morton Games. Alena Brooks (TTO) , 3rd in last year's meet, returns.

In addition to Ciara Mageean there is a stellar Irish presence of Siofra Clerigh-Buttner, European U/23 bronze medallist Nadia Power, who clocked her 3rd pb in a row in Brussels last night 2.02.39 and Claire Mooney. It has all the hallmarks of an exceptional race with the potential of sub 2. But who will come out on top?

English faces big test

Mark English faces tough competition on Wednesday night. The Morton 800, sponsored by Clonliffe Harriers and the friends of Morton Games, brings to Santry a mouthwatering field of half milers.

English comes to Santry aiming to put a disappointing night in Cork behind him in his quest for the world qualifying time of 1.45.80., he has an opportunity before Morton Games as he races in the Diamond League in Birmingham tomorrow (Sunday) .The Donegal man who took the nationals a few weeks back is certainly capable of pulling a big performance out of the bag. He will need to be at his very best if he is to prevail on the 21st. Wednesday's line-up includes the winner of the 800 at Cork City Sports, 2018 NCAA champion Isaiah Harris (USA) who has a 1.44.42 PB, Erik Sowinski (USA) , world indoor bronze medallist 2016 and two-time IAAF world 4 x 800 relay gold medallist also from the United States Harun Abda, pb 1.45.55 making his 3rd visit to Morton Games.

Henry Wynne (USA) has turned from the 1500 to the 800 this season, he finished third in last year's Morton mile, and is ready to run faster then his 1.47.00 PB. The field also includes Jamal Hairane (QAT) , PB 1.45.67 and a season's best of 1.46.22, Zan Rudolf (SLO), a 1.46.00 PB athlete, Robert Ford (USA) 1.46.43, Aurele Van Der Putte (BEL), pb 1.47.24 and Ireland’s Dean Cronin, pb 1.46.69..

Linden Hall tops 1500 entries

Diamond league regular Linden Hall (AUS) is the leading entry in the Fingal 1500 at next Wednesday's Morton Games. Hall who has an outstanding PB of 4.00.86 was a semifinalist at the 2016 Olympic Games and was a 4th place finisher at last year's Commonwealth Games. Also confirmed is Lauren Johnston (USA), PB 4.04.17, a 2015 world championship semifinalist and a finalist at the recent USA Championships. Last year's runner-up Elinor Purrier (USA) will look to go one better this time out, on the basis of current form, with a 4.02.34 PB set this season this may be her year.


Also confirmed from the US are Cory McGee, another athlete in fine form this season having recorded a PB of 4.05.90, Katrina Coogan, who won last night's 3000 at Cork City Sports and Elsa Cranny, PB 4.06.03.


The European challenge will be spearheaded by 2016 and 2018 European championship finalist Martha Freitas (POR), who has a PB of 4.03.99, 2017 European U/23 gold medalists Renee Eykens (BEL) who is moving up from 800 where she has a 2.00.00 best and Ireland's European U/20 silver medal list Sarah Healy..

Gregan back on track!

Brian Gregan is a confirmed starter for next Wednesday’s Loki 400 at Morton Games. The Clonliffe Harrier will run his first race of the season after recovering from a long-term injury. Gregan last competed in the Morton Games in 2017 when he produced one of the races of his career as he beat a world-class field in a new PB of 45.26 and in the process he was responsible for reviving the fabled ‘Santry Roar’!.


Gregan will face another World class field on Wednesday night which includes Canada's Graeme Thompson who has had a breakthrough season finishing 4th in the Canadian Championships and recording a 45.67 PB. Thompson is coming all the way from Canada with a target of the world qualifying time. Also confirmed is Obi Igbokwe (USA) who has a 44.94 PB and the 45.06 season's best, the NCAA 400 finalist only in recent weeks competed in the London Diamond league where he placed 4th. 2018 European finalists Samuel Garcia (ESP) , with a 45.00 PB and Ricardo Dos Santos (POR) 45.14 and 2016 European bronze medalist Liemarvin Bonevacia (NED) are also confirmed.

Stellar field gathers for Albie Thomas 5000

Albie Thomas, the legendary Australian athlete who set two World Records in Santry in 1958, is remembered at Morton Games with the Albie Thomas Memorial 5000. That race brings many athletes to Dublin in search of the World qualifying time for Doha, with several of Europe’s best athletes in the field.

The Eurpoean list is headed by Mike Foppen (NED) who this year set a PB of 13.25.89, also in the race is the 2019 World Universities champion Jonas Raess (SUI), the 2018 German National 5000 and 10,000 champion Sebastian Hendel, the 2017 World Universities 5000 champion Francois Barrer (FRA) who has a PB of 13.27.69, Sweden’s Suldan Hassan, pb 13.31.35 and Britain’s Sam Atkin pb 13.33.70, and a sub 4 minute miler. Also confirmed are Norwegian athletes Per Svela, pb 13.35.09 and Marius Vedvik 13.29.46.

Europe’s best will battle it out against the pre-race favourite Australia’s Pat Tiernan, the 2016 Rio Olympian has the fastest PB in the field of 13.13.44 and his fellow Australian Harry Summers who this year has ran 27.56.98 for 10,000. Also confirmed is Luc Bruchet (CAN) 13.24.18 and 2019 World University’s 10,000 champion Milton Kekana (RSA).

This may well be the deepest field ever assembled for a 5000 in Ireland with some 10 athletes at 13.35 or faster and in all more than 20 are sub 14! Stadium Record Alert : 13.19.98 looks in peril.

Lots of ISHKA will be needed for red hot 200

A hugely talented field of world-class spirnters has been gathered for the ISHKA women's 200 . The race will feature the cream of Irish and overseas athletes. The entry list includes 2016 European 4 x 100 gold medallists Tessa Van Schagen (NED) who has a PB of 22.86. Isidora Jimenez (CHI), PB 22.95, an athlete who has competed at World Championships level. From the United States Keira Parker who has a 23.19 PB and Asha Ruth, more renowned as a 400 specialist . Returning to Santry is the winner of last year's 400 Maggie Barrie (SLE) and first time visitor to Morton Games Charlotte Wingfield (MAL).


Irish hopes will rest on the shoulders of Bandon AC athlete and Ireland's fastest woman Phil Healy. Healy has well and truly put her early season injury behind her and is this hitting superb form. The other Irish athlete in the field will be watched with great interest as 100 hurdler Sarah Lavan (Emerald AC) turns her hand to the 200.

Men's Javelin field confirmed

The field for the men's Javelin competition at this year's Morton Games has now been confirmed. Taking up the home challenge from the organising club Clonliffe Harriers are 2018 and 2019 National champion Stephen Rice and 2019 bronze medallist at the National's Rory Gunning. Rice was one of the stars of last year's meet throwing an Irish national U/23 record of 75.89m in finishing runner-up.


Last year's champion Lars Timmerman-Jetten (NED) is back to defend his title. The Dutchman who has a 79.59 PB was the Dutch champion in 2018 and silver medallist in 2019. He has a season's best to date of 77.07.


Also returning is Joe Dunderdale (GBR) the 2017 British champion who after a period of injury recently opened his 2019 season with a 71.95 throw. The England athletics champion 2019 Gavin Johnson-Assoon who has a 69.69 PB is also returning along with Tom Reuter (LUX) who recently won his national championships and this season has thrown a new PB of 72.90.


On paper the men to beat are the Japanese throwers: Ayumo Ishiyama who has a 79.44 PB from last year and a season's best to date of 74.69 and Gen Naganuma who was seventh in the World Universities Championships this year and has a season's best of 79.33, only marginally short of his 79.42 PB..


The Morton Stadium record has stood now for all of 22 years: 84.12 by Juha Laukkanen (FIN) and who knows with the roar of a Santry crowd possibly that record might be re-written

Morton Mile Champs return!

The two most recent Morton Mile winners are confirmed for a head to head at this year's Morton mile. Last year's champion Sam Prakel (USA) who won in a time of 3.55.80 and the 2017 champion Robert Domanic (USA) who clocked a marginally faster 3.55.71 will toe the line on August 21.


This is the first time in a number of years that Morton Games has had the Morton Mile champion returning to defend the title and have both the 2018 and 2017 champions racing makes for an intriguing battle. Prakel has been in excellent form all year, on the indoor circuit he clocked a 3.50.96 mile in Boston. Outdoors recently he was 6th in the US 1500 Championships and was a 2nd place finisher at the Sir Water Miler in a time of 3.54.90. Domanic, 4th in that Sir Walter Miler, had a win on the roads in the prestigious BAA road mile in Boston in April beating Chris O’Hare (GBR) amongst others.


When both last met in the Morton Mile in 2017 it was Domanic's night as he took the plaudits with Prakel in 3rd place. Now two years later: The re Match!

Eleanor Patterson to raise bar to new heights!

The spectators on ‘High Jump Hill’ will have the opportunity to see one of the greats of world high jumping in action on August 21st.  Eleanor Patterson (AUS) who has a 1.96m PB was the 2014 Commonwealth gold medallist and 2016 Rio Olympic Games finalist in confirmed for the Fashionflo high Jump at Morton Games.


Also confirmed is Priscilla Frederick (ANT) who has a 1.92m PB.  An interesting aside concerning Priscilla is that between competing in the Cork City Sports on August 14th and the Morton Games on August 21st she has to squeeze in another fixture – she is getting married in Cork!

The existing Morton Stadium record dates back all of 22 years 1.92m jumped by Hanne Haugland (NOR) on the 8th of June 1997.


With Amina Smith (USA), 1.91m PB, the 2019 BUC champion Emily Borthwick (GBR) – 1.84m and World U/20 silver medalist Sommer Lecky (IRL) at 1.90m it has all the hallmarks of an intriguing nights entertainment.


Ameer Webb leads cast of rocketmen

Three time Diamond League winner Ameer Webb (USA) is one of the leading entries for the 100 (sponsored by Athletics Leinster) at this year’s Morton Games. Webb has an outstanding pedigree, he was a 5th place finisher in the 200 at the 2017 World Championships in London and is a two time US champion, 2017 and 2018. He has a 100 PB of 9.94 and a seasons best of 10.10. Recently he made the final of both the 100 and 200 at the US Championships placing 7th in the 100 final and taking bronze in the 200 final. Indoors last February he placed 2nd in the Millrose Games in New York over 60m.

Making his first visit to Morton Games on August 21st is Ramon Gittens from Barbados. Gittens is a two time Olympian, 2012 and 2016 and bronze medallist at the World Indoor 60m in 2016 in Portland. Gittens has competed in Ireland in the past at the Cork City Sports but this will be the 10.02 PB man’s first race in Dublin.

Also confirmed is defending Morton 100 champion Sean McLean (USA). McLean who has a 10.01 PB will be making his third visit to Morton Games.

Another confirmed 10 second man is Cordero Gray (USA) who has a 10.03 PB and making an return to Morton Games is Everton Clarke (JAM), 2018 World Indoor 60 semi-finalist and 2018 4 x 100 Commonwealth bronze medallist. Clarke has a 10.08 PB standing to his credit.

With the already confirmed Canadian trio of Sam Effah, Bismark Boateng and Ben Williams the Men’s 100, sponsored by Athletics Leinster, looks to have one of the deepest fields ever assembled for the Santry Meet.

The home challenge will be spearheaded by Marcus Lawler, World Universities bronze medallist, Stephen Gaffney, Lawler and Gaffney were silver and bronze medallists respectively in the 200 at this year’s National Championships, and Jason Smyth.

Morton Games will kick off on August 21st with the two qualifying races in the 100 with the final then down for an 8 p.m. start.

Morton Games Official Launch

Today Tuesday, August 6, the 2019 Morton Games was officially launched at the historic Buswells Hotel in central Dublin. The event was launched by the Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Eoghan O'Brien, Interim CEO of Fingal Anne-Marie Farrelly and the President of Athletics Ireland Georgina Drumm.

 

Also in attendance was international athlete and national 1500 champion John Travers. John will run in the world famous Morton Mile. John of course has been one of Ireland's top middle-distance athletes for a number of years and indeed ran his PB of 3.55.44 in this race in 2014.

 

The Meet Director thanked Fingal County Council, Sport Ireland, Athletics Ireland, Morton Stadium and Clonliffe Harriers for their support of Morton Games. He also thanked John Travers for being in attendance and thanked the Irish athletes for their great support of Morton Games confirming that Ireland's top athletes including Ciara Megeean, Mark English, Sarah Healy, Nadia Power, Marcus Lawler and Sommer Lecky had all given their commitment to taking part in the big night in Santry.

 

The full programme of events for this year is: women; 200, 800, 1500, high jump. Men; 100, 400, 800, Morton mile, Albie Thomas 5000, javelin.

Battle of the scholars in Albie Thomas 5000

An interesting paring in the 5000 at the Albie Thomas race is the 2019 World University 5000 Champion Jonas Raess (SUI) and the 10,000 University Champion Milton Kekana (RSA). Raess set a new 5000 PB of 13.37.98 at the Belfast International on the 1 st of August. The 2017 Swiss national champion won the World Universities in Napoli on the 13 th of July winning after a tactical battle in a time of 14.03.10. The 10,000 champion in Napoli was Milton Kekana (RSA) who won in a time of 29.29.43. He has a 5000 PB of 13.54.83 going all the way back to 2017 but having only in recent days ran a 62.13 half marathon in Port Elizabeth he is expected to pulverise that 5000 PB at Morton Games.

Also confirmed for the Albie Thomas race are two top Norwegian athletes, Marius Vedvik a 13.29.46 man who is a multi-times Norwegian champion – in 2018 he was the national 10,000 champion, 2017 national indoor 3000 and 1500 champion, 2016 – 5000 and 10,000 champion and 2014 the national 5000 champion. He will face his training partner, the 2019 Norwegian national 3000 indoor champion Per Svela who has a 13.35.09 PB.

Canadian Sprinters, Eh?

The Men’s 100, sponsored by Athletics Leinster will feature a number of top Canadian sprinters.

Making his first trip to Morton Games is Sam Effah, a multi-decorated international. The Calgary native has represented Canada at three World Championships, two World University Games and also the Commonwealth Games and is a two time Canadian national 100 champion. He has a PB of 10.06 and was a finalist in last weekend’s Canadian Championships.

Bronze medallist at those Canadian Championships was Bismark Boateng in a time of 10.23. Bismark is no stranger to Morton Games and this year will represent his third appearance at the Meet and he will be aiming for his 3rd podium.

The third Canadian competing in the 100 is Ben Williams, another athlete who made the final of the Canadian 100 Championships last weekend where he finished in 7 th place in a time of 10.38. Williams has a personal best of 10.17, in a plus 2.1 wind and a ‘legal’ PB of 10.23.

National Champion Healy facing stiff challenge

Last year’s one two in the 400 at Morton Games are set for a rematch but this time over 200.  2019 National 200 champion Phil Healy (Bandon A.C.) Ireland’s fastest woman will look to turn the tables on Maggie Barrie who won last year’s 400.  Maggie Barrie is confirmed to return to Morton Games, last year she was the first athlete ever to represent Sierra Leone compete at Morton Games.  Healy has now fully recovered from serious injury and is now hitting form, witness her superb win in the Nationals in Santry yesterday..   Also confirmed at this stage is Isidora Jimenez (CHI), the Chilean National Champion over both 100 and 200, a seasoned competitor who has competed at World Championship level and who boasts a PB in her armory of 22.95, slightly faster than Healy’s 22.99.  

The 200m at Morton Games is generously sponsored by Morton Games official hydration partner Ishka Irish Springwater.


Calling National 800 Men

In addition to the Men’s International 800 Morton Games will also include a National Men’s 800. This event is open to all national athletes. The suggested standard is an SB of 1.54, in the event of there being insufficient entries this standard will be loosened. To apply for a place simply email mortongames@hotmail.com with your name, club, SB and PB Please ensure that your email contains an up to date email contact so that we can revert to you to confirm whether or not there is a place available in Morton Games.

In the event of there being insufficient entries overall then this race will be cancelled. A decision will

be made on this fourteen days prior to the Meet at the latest. Accordingly do not delay. Please

contact us now.

Do not miss out on your opportunity to race in this prestigious Meet before a large crowd in the

Morton Stadium with the added bonus of not only the Meet being livestreamed but also appearing

on live TV via FreeSports TV (Sky Ch: 429).