Limerick's Bromell chases final spot at World U-20 Championships

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Limerick's Bromell chases final spot at World U-20 Championships

LIMERICK athlete Jenna Bromell will bid to qualify for the 400m final at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland later this Wednesday.

Nineteen-year-old Bromell finished third in her first round heat on Tuesday evening in a time of 54.98 to qualify automatically for Wednesday evening’s semi-final.

Afterwards Emerald AC athlete Bromell said: “Hopefully that will shake the legs out. It was tough from lane 8.”

Jenna Bromell’s personal best for the 400m is 53.97 set in Mannheim in June.

The chemical engineering student at UL, who is from Ballyneety, but now lives in Castetroy. will go into the third of the semi-finals at 7.11pm Irish time.

The first two athletes home in each semi-final plus the two fastest losers will qualify for Thursday’s final.

Meanwhile, two more Limerick athletes, Ciara Neville, also of Emerald AC, and Lauren Ryan, of Dooneen, are part of the women’s squad which competes in the 4x100m heats on Friday at 5pm Irish time.