Lavin breezes to 100m National title

Limerick athlete Sarah Lavin. Photo: Sam Barnes.

SARAH Lavin was again the star attraction at the National Senior Track and Field Championships, the 151st edition of which was staged at a wind-swept Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin at the weekend.  

The Emerald stalwart breezed to her eight 100m hurdle outdoor title in 13.13. 

A strong headwind meant the possibility of toppling Derval O’Rourke’s national record of 12.65 was never a realistic goal.  

However ahead of next month’s World Championships in Budapest (Hungary), Lavin will be extremely pleased with her run.  

Lavin has a 12.73 clock to her credit, achieved at a Diamond League meeting in Stockholm (Sweden) at the start of July.  

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On Friday, she competes in a strong race in Bern, Switzerland before joining the Athletics Ireland holding camp.