Rhasidat Adeleke has clocked the fastest ever Irish women’s indoor 200m while representing Texas University at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic in Albuquerque with a stunning 22.85.
The time will be a new national record, subject to ratification, according to Athletics Ireland.
The 19-year-old Tallaght AC athlete replaces Phil Healy at the top of the all-time 200m list, eclipsing Healy’s 23.10 set in Athlone in February 2020.
Adeleke has enjoyed a superb start to the 2022 season, following on from clocking 36.87 for 300m indoors on 16 January, which was the fastest time ever by an Irishwoman over the distance indoors, and also the fastest-ever by a European teenager.
Her early seaosn form comes off the back of a stunning 2021, where she won the 100m-200m double at the European Athletics Under-20 Championships.
On Friday, Adeleke was awarded the 2021 Under-20 Athlete of the Year Award at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards.