Belfast Telegraph

Scullion coasts to Laganside victory

By Brian Hill

South Belfast's Stephen Scullion was a clear winner of the Laganside 10k at Ormeau, romping home at the head of an 800-strong field in 30 mins 48 secs.

The Irish 10k champion broke clear early on together with Foyle Valley's Scott Rankin and passed the 5k mark in 15.50.

The Titanic 10k winner ignored the windy conditions and upped the tempo to cruise home in commanding style with a victory margin of over a minute.

Second place went to battling Brendan Teer in 31.50, the East Down runner having seven seconds to spare over Rankin in third.

Eamon White, Conor Magill and Adam Boyd were fourth, fifth and sixth, the trio thereby ensuring the team title for North Belfast.

Scullion now plans to do altitude training in France, his aim to secure Ireland selection for the Euro Cross Country in December.

Scullion also has next summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as a target.

Finn Valley's Theresa McGloin won the ladies race yesterday, finishing over two minutes ahead of the opposition in 35.06. Kelly Neely was second (37.10) followed by Ciara Toner of Clones (38.22).

Meanwhile, in the England Age Group Championships at Bedford, Belfast's Michael Mullan took gold in the 200m (25.71) T12 category for the visually impaired.

Mullan took silvers in the 100m (12.80) and long jump (4.66).

Lagan Valley's Namphon Steele collected bronze in the U20 100m (14.63) and 200m (30.45) in the T47 category. Michaela Walsh won the U15 hammer (52.44) and javelin (36.65). Eoin Sheridan won the U17 discus (50.91).

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