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Trinity Student Athlete Kate Doherty Selected for World Relays

A top eight finish for the squad ensures Olympic Qualification

Published: 22nd April

Trinity Biomedical Engineering student, Kate Doherty has been selected as part of Ireland’s women’s 4 x 100m team to compete at the upcoming World Athletics Relays Silesia 21 to be held in Poland from the 1st – 2nd May. A top eight finish at the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21 for the women’s squad guarantees Olympic qualification. A top ten finish in the women’s 4 x 100m or top 12 finish in the Mixed 4 x 400m at this event would ensure qualification for the World Athletics Championships Oregon 2022.

Kate who previously completed for Ireland at the U23 European Championships in 2019, commented: “I’m extremely excited as these World Relay Championships will be my first senior cap for Ireland. The team selected is made up of amazing athletes, and we all have the same aim in mind – Olympic qualification. We have a really strong team this year and I think we will make the final and secure a top eight finish at the World Relays to qualify for the Olympics. Watch this space!”

The Ireland women’s 4 x 100m relay team will attend a relay camp in Dublin from Sunday, 25th May prior to traveling to Poland on the Wednesday, 28th May. Travel to this event during the ongoing pandemic remains subject to government approval and the prevailing Covid-19 situation in Poland prior to departure.

Women’s 4 x 100m relay team:

Kate Doherty – DSD AC

Molly Scott – SLOT AC

Joan Healy – Leevale AC

Sarah Lavin – Emerald AC

Sarah Quinn – St Colman’s South Mayo AC

Niamh Whelan – Ferrybank AC