Longford athlete Cian McPhillips smashes junior 1,500m record which has stood since 1996
The star of impressive Longford athlete Cian McPhillips continues to rise after he smashed the junior 1,500m record which has stood since 1996 at the Irish Life Health National Junior & U23’s Indoor Championships in Athlone Institute of Technology on Sunday.
The Longford AC athlete left the remainder of the field in his wake as he captured gold in the Junior men’s 1,500m in a time of 3.54.77, breaking Kevin Walker’s record set in 1996.
Two Longford athletes also won silver medals at Athlone IT.
Nelvin Appiah finished second in National Junior Men's Indoor High Jump, clearing 1.96m and Yemi Talabi took silver in the Junior Women's Long Jump 5.24m.
Cian McPhillips (Longford AC) runs a new CBP in the Junior men’s 1500m in a time of 3.54.77 breaking Kevin Walker’s record set in 1996! @irishlifehealth Junior & U23’s in @AthloneIT pic.twitter.com/Rvo6qZdbut— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) January 27, 2019