29 Jun 2022

English and Lecky head for Germany with Flanagan taking on NCAAs

Mark English and Sommer Lecky will be at the IFAM Outdoor International Flanders Athletics Meet with Roisin Flanagan chasing NCAA glory

Mark English

Mark English . Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Mark English and Sommer Lecky will compete at the IFAM Outdoor International Flanders Athletics Meet on Saturday.

The Finn Valley AC duo will take to the Spot Vlaanderen in Oordegem.

English will go in the men’s 800m with Lecky going in the women’s high jump.

English competed at the World Athletics Indoor Championships earlier this year and the 28-year-old doctor, a two-time Olympian, won a 15th Irish senior 800m title in February.

Lecky returns to action in Germany looking to give her outdoor term a boost.

The Castlederg woman was previously the World Under-20 silver medalist and the Commonwealth Youth Games gold medalist.

English was recently conformed this year’s Morton Games, which take place in Santry on Saturday, July 2.

The Irish 800m record holder will go under starter’s orders in a top class international race. The 800m at the Morton Games has always attracted a top field with the likes of Boris Berian (USA), Kyle Langford (Great Britain) and Robbie Andres (USA) having laced the spikes in recent times.

Meanwhile, Roisin Flanagan, another Finn Valley AC woman, goes in the 5000m at the NCAA Nationals in Michigan.

The Adams State graduate is one of the lead contenders for the top honours.

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