Bryan Clay Invitational Meeting 2023 – big 10k PB for Cormac Dalton (14th Apr)
Breakthrough 10,000m PB for Cormac Dalton
Cormac Dalton was in superb form racing over 10,000m at the Bryan Clay Invitational Meeting at the Cougar Athletic Stadium, California on Friday morning 14th April, finishing in fourth place in a superb time of 28 minutes 04.29 seconds. This was a personal best time by 46 seconds for Cormac and ranks him fourteenth on the Irish all-time list of performances. In a high class race, Cormac positioned himself in the lead group with some of the best collegiate athletes in the USA and finished very strongly to deliver a real breakthrough run. He reached 5km in 14 minutes 13.8 seconds and ran the second half of the race in 13 minutes 50 seconds, highlighting scope for even more improvement over both 5,000m and 10,000m.
Cormac has represented Ireland at Senior level in the past two European Cross Country Championships and the European Cup 10,000m and performances like this will help create the platform for a distinguished International career. He will now turn his attention to the NCAA regional qualifiers where he will bid to gain qualification for the NCAA national collegiate finals.