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Injury fails to derail Trevor from medal bid

Trevor McGlynn, who won five medals at the Leinster Masters Championships

ALTHOUGH he was suffering from tendonitis in his heel, Omagh Harriers’ Trevor McGlynn still managed to bring home five medals from the Leinster Masters Championships at the weekend.

The multi-discipline expert earned two golds, one silver and two bronze medals over the course of one action-packed day, which ended in slight disappointment as he decided to withdraw from the long jump, rather than exacerbate the injury.

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His first event of the day was the 110m hurdles, which got underway during the triple jump, meaning Trevor missed the first round and was unable to even mark his run-up start point!

During the sprint race, the Strabane man led from the start until a lack of practice caught up with him – this was his first attempt at the discipline since last August. He clattered the last couple of hurdles to finish second overall but first Master in 18.9 seconds.

While disappointed by his finish time, Trevor believes he is in high 15 or low 16 second shape, had he not come into contact with a few of the hurdles.

Immediately after finishing that event, he had to run over to the triple jump landing an effort of 9.42 metres straight off the bat, which was enough for the silver medal.

He followed that up with another gold in the hammer (25.5m) bronze in the discus (27.42) and bronze in the shot putt (9.1m) to round out a successful day on track and field.

Trevor’s next outing will be at the Northern Ireland Championships, which will take place at the Mary Peters Track, Belfast, on June 30.

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