Limerick athletes in European action

Limerick athletes in European action
Limerick High Jump athlete Aisling Croke has been selected for the Irish Senior athletics team for this weekend’s European team championships in Santry.

Limerick High Jump athlete Aisling Croke has been selected for the Irish Senior athletics team for this weekend’s European team championships in Santry.

Over 650 athletes, from 12 European Countries, will be competing in 20 events for men and women at this prestigious event. Aisling has previously represented Ireland at Schools, AAI (having represented Ireland at the youth Olympics in 2011) and Junior level and at just 18 wins her first senior cap.

She recently retained her North Munster, Munster and Irish schools titles and earlier in year retained her Munster and Irish indoor titles. She is the leading high jumper in Ireland for 2013, with her record breaking 1.75 clearance at the North Munster Schools Championships.

For the period 2008–2013 Aisling remains unbeaten at youth level and during this period has never been outside the top three in the senior rankings. Aisling holds 18 provincial and national records and holds all Munster indoor and outdoor records from youth, junior and U-23.

Another Limerick athlete, Sarah Lavin, is also involved in Santry at the weekend as she will be on the Irish women’s 4x100m relay team.