THE IRISH 60m indoor record was broken by Rhasidat Adeleke at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Alabama on Friday night.
The Dubliner beat Carlow native Molly Scott's record of 7.23, which was set last month with a time of 7.17 seconds.
Scott set her record at the IUAA Track & Field Intervarsities in Athlone
This isn't the first time that Adeleke has won accolades. Last year she won two golds at the European Under-20 100m and 200m titles in Tallinn, Estonia
The 19-year-old is currently studying at the University of Texas with a scholarship. and is set to become the first Irish athlete to compete in an NCAA Division 1 indoor sprint final.
The Irish 60m indoor record had stood at 7.27seconds at the start of this year before Adeleke and Scott lowered the mark.
💥NEW IRISH 60M INDOOR RECORD FOR RHASIDAT ADELEKE💥
Double European U20 100m/200m Champion, Rhasidat Adeleke (Tallaght AC), has broken the Irish 60m indoor record with a blistering 7.17PB in the heats of the NCAA Indoor Championships in Alabama🤩https://t.co/e2A6aCU1L2 pic.twitter.com/T8CZNMV40F
— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) March 12, 2022
In other news for Irish athletics
Nicholas Griggs finished narrowly behind Andrew Coscoran at the Abbotstown meeting on Thursday night.
Griggs broke the old U20 record by running an incredible 3.56.40 with the old record set in 2013 at a time of 4.02.33.
Griggs is just over a second off the world record which was set by German Fernandez who ran a 3.55.02 in 2009.
The Mid Ulster AC runner, who turned 17 in December, made headlines last year, blazing to victory in the 3000m at the European U20 Championships in Tallinn, contributing to Ireland's superb haul of four gold medals alongside Adeleke and Cian McPhillips.
💥NEW EUROPEAN U20 RECORD 💥
17-year-old Nick Griggs ran a 3:56:40 mile to break the European U20 indoor record at NIA Live this evening, crossing the line in second place to Olympian @andrewcoscoran 🤩
Winning time 3:56:27⏱#Irishathletics #4minutemile #NIALive pic.twitter.com/biHgDqdKyK
— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) March 10, 2022