David’s best to come

Wexford People - - SPORT -

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.

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