David’s best to come
IF LEON Reid is the master, fellow Menapians athlete David McDonald is the apprentice.
David did the sprint double at the Leinster schools, winning the 100m in 10.81s and the 200m in 21.66s.
At the A.A.I. Games in May he won the 200m in 20.93 seconds. He also won the 400m in 48.58s.
On then to the All-Ireland schools track and field championships. In the 100m David was edged into second place by Bangor’s Aaron Sexton, even though both were given the same time, 10.52s. He also placed second behind Sexton in the 200m, running 21.26s.
Next up was a trip to Mannheim in Germany where David led the Irish Junior 4 x 100 team to a new national Junior record and world Junior qualifying time in a P.B. of 40.30s, finishing in second position.
At the same meet he was fifth fastest in the timed 200m heats, running a time of 21.48s.
There was further international action with the relay team at the I.A.A.F. world Under-20 championships in Finland, and at the London Diamond League.
International sprinter David McDonald with coach Shane McCormack.