Molly Scott nar­rowly misses out on Euro medal

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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.

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