Euro XC 2022 selection for Cormac Dalton & Jamie Battle (23rd Nov)
European Cross Country selection for Cormac and Jamie
Congratulations to Cormac Dalton and Jamie Battle on being named on the Irish team to compete at the European Cross Country in Turin, Italy on Sunday 11th December. The AAI National Senior Cross Country in Donegal on 20th November was the trial for the Europeans but only guaranteed the first three finishers a place on the team, with the selectors free to consider three others, such as US based student-athletes like Cormac, who secured his place on the senior men team thanks to a magnificent fifteenth place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championship in Stillwater, Oklahoma the day before. Jamie’s fine fourth place finish in the u/23 race in Donegal was more than enough to secure his automatic selection for the Europeans on the u/23 men team.
Cormac will be looking to improve on his performance in the Euro Cross in Dublin in 2021 where he finished a fantastic twenty eighth place, the third finisher for Ireland, helping the team to fourth place, only four points away from the bronze medals. Jamie was part of the Irish u/23 men team that won gold in Dublin in 2021 and he will be looking to replicate that memorable gold medal winning performance again in Turin. Everyone at Mullingar Harriers wishes Cormac and Jamie the very best of luck.