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Fouhy shines on last chance weekend

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Virginia’s Vicky Fouhy was the star British performer of ‘last chance weekend.’ Competing at the Alex Wilson Invitational in Notre Dame, the Windsor athlete shattered her mile personal best by over 8 seconds to finish second, and in the process secure a place at her first NCAA Championships. Her time of 4.34.87 places her 9th on the NCAA performance list, and is also the fastest time by a Brit in 2013.

Whilst there were several other attempts, Fouhy was the only British or Irish athlete to secure a top 16 position over the weekend. As it stands there are 9 British and Irish athletes qualified to compete in 12 different events, though we will not know exactly who is competing in which event until the NCAA release their official start lists. Anthony Leighio and Georgia Peel both currently sit outside the top 16 and must now wait nervously until the official lists are released by the NCAA.

Elsewhere, Matt Clowes was had a busy weekend accumulating points for Concordia in a mile / 3000m double at the NAIA Championships. The man from Stoke picked up a pair of NAIA All-American performances by finishing 6th and 2nd respectively.

As per usual with an NCAA event, we will feature each qualified British and Irish athlete when the official entry lists are released. We have not included DMR results. Tom Farrell and Antony Leighio guided their teams to national berths with good runs at the ND last chance meet.

Weekend results and qualifiers are listed below (IC4A results will be completed on Monday)

Alex Wilson Invitational
4 1:48.88 Anthony Lieghio Arkansas
5 1:50.96 Henry Tufnell Brown
2 4:34.87 Vicky Fouhy Virginia
3 7.62 James McLachlan Loyola
Columbia Final Qualifying Meet
1 4:05.68 Harvey Dixon Providence
9 4:46.14 Olivia Sadler Columbia
7 16:13.89 Tina Muir Ferris State
Arkansas Final Qualifier
1 8:30.10 David Flynn Arkansas
UW Final Qualifier
10 14:34.74 Craig Hopkins Portland
NAIA Championships
Mile h
2 4:12.44 Matthew Clowes Concordia
Mile f
6 4:14.80 Matthew Clowes Concordia
3000 h
4 8:36.03 Matthew Clowes Concordia
3000 h
2 8:30.94 Sam Atkin Lewis-Clarke State
3000 f
2 8:22.30 Matthew Clowes Concordia
5 8:24.04 Sam Atkin Lewis-Clarke State
5000 h
1 14:57.04 John Paul Williamson Lindsey Wilson
5000 f
10 14:56.71 John Paul Williamson Lindsey Wilson
ECAC & IC4A Indoor Championships
Mile h1
4 4:09.71 Tom Purnell Harvard
Mile h4
3 4:08.74 Stuart Ross Boson
17 17:07.12 Eimear Black Bryant
1 8:02.15 Dan Clorley Iona
25 16:45 Killian Barry Manhattan


The British and Irish athletes to have definitely qualified for the big dance are..

Athlete School Event Performance Rank
Ejiroghene Okoro Iowa State 800m 2:05.54 13
Vicky Fouhy Virginia Mile 4:34.87 9
Josephine Moultrie New Mexico Mile 4:36.59 16
Josephine Moultrie New Mexico 3000m 9:06.35 9
Lorraine Ugen TCU LJ 6.37 9
Chris O’Hare Tulsa 800m 1:48.28 14
Chris O’Hare Tulsa Mile 3:52.98 1
Tom Farrell Oklahoma State Mile 3:58.20 11
Matt Gillespie Iona Mile 3:58.55 13
Tom Farrell Oklahoma State 3000m 7:51.77 9
Luke Caldwell New Mexico 5000m 13:40.39 8
Nick Miller Oklahoma State WT 20.97 15

Those who face a nervous wait..

Anthony Leighio Arkansas 800m 1:48.56 17
Georgia Peel Florida State Mile 4:37.21 19

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