Molly Scott narrowly misses out on Euro medal
TALENTED athlete Molly Scott said she had the ‘best time ever’ at the European Athletics U-23 Championships, despite narrowly missing out on a medal in Gavle, Sweden.
The former student of Scoil Chonglais in Baltinglass produced the goods to make the final of the 100m, in which she ran a personal best of 11.70.
The St Laurence O’Toole athlete was also on the Irish women’s 4x100m relay team which put in a brave effort from lane one in the final to finish just outside the medals, in an agonising fourth place in a time of 44.32.
Earlier in the day a team of Gina Akpe-Moses (Blackrock, Louth), Ciara Neville (Emerald), Sarah Quinn (St Colman’s, South Mayo) and Molly Scott (SLOT) finished fourth in their heat in 44.79 to advance.
For the final the order changed to Molly Scott, Ciara Neville, Sharlene Mawdsley (Newport) and Gina Akpe-Moses.
Scott had a flying start and her slick change-over to Neville had them bang in contention, but sadly the Irish narrowly missed out on a podium place.
Scott recently took gold in a high quality U-23 100m hurdles race at the Irish Life Health Junior and Under-23 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Tullamore.
She also competed in the 100m race, coming up against an in-form Ciara Neville. While the Emeralds athlete won in a time of 11:69, Scott put in an excellent run to take the silver medal in a time of 11.74.
Molly Scott in action.