International Selection for Aisling Lane (21st July)
International Selection for Aisling Lane
The European u/18 T&F was scheduled to take place in Italy in August but was cancelled due to Covid. Anxious to fill the gap in International competition for this age group, Athletics Ireland has secured an invitation to send a team to an International u/18 T&F Match in Franconville (Paris), France on Saturday 31st July & Sunday 1st August. Because the event takes place before the National Juvenile T&F, which would usually be the trial for such an event, athletes were asked to submit expressions of interest with records of their personal best or season’s best times to Athletics Ireland, who would then select a team closely based on the standards used for the European u/18 T&F. Given her dominance in the u/17 age group, surpassing the times of the u/18 girls, and her performances this year over 3k race walk, Aisling Lane was named on Wednesday 21st July among a team of 23 athletes to compete in France. This is a huge honour for Aisling, her family and Mullingar Harriers and it will mark her International debut. Congratulations to Aisling from everyone at Mullingar Harriers and we wish her every success in France.