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29 Jun 2022

Mollie Gribbin breaks 34-year-old Finn Valley record in US

Gribbin set a new club record in the long jump when competing in the US

Mollie Gribbin breaks 34-year-old Finn Valley record in US

Mollie Gribbin broke a record that stood from 1988.

Mollie Gribbin broke a 34-year-old Finn Valley AC record on Saturday night in the United States.

Gribbin set a new Finn Valley long jump mark of 6.01m while competing at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Gribbin’s jump erases the previous Finn Valley AC best of 5.98m, set by Sinead McLaughlin in Belfield in 1988.

Gribbin was the Irish senior long jump silver medalist in 2020 when leaping 5.90m in Santry and will return to Dublin in late June for a crack at this year’s.

Next weekend, Gribbin is in action at Bentley University in Massachusetts.

Last March, Gribbin took McLaughlin’s club triple jump record, which stood for 40 years, when she went out to 12.34m.

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