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Kate Doherty : Student Sport and Studying Experience

"My name is Kate Doherty. I’m a 2021 Biomedical engineer graduate and a former athletics sports scholar here at Trinity College Dublin. I had a great experience in Trinity. Throughout my time in Trinity, the combination of sport and engineering taught me valuable lessons on time management and organisation. I chose the biomedical stream due to my interest in the human body and completed my MAI project on gait analysis in athletes. In order for me to excel at my sport at an international level and maintain my studies in Biomedical engineering, I needed to be disciplined. My athletics gave me a determination in and outside the course, I also have a competitive nature which helped me to push myself to ensure my course work was always complete. Initially I struggled but got in a routine as I progressed through the years. It is possible to do both in college, I loved my time in Trinity."

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Kate Doherty at 2021 World Relays

Trinity Biomedical Engineering student, Kate Doherty was selected as part of Ireland’s women’s 4 x 100m team to compete at the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21 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 competed 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!”

Ireland have finished second in the women's 4x200m at the World Relay Finals in Poland , capping off a strong couple of days for the team overall.

The quartet consisting of Aoife Lynch, Kate Doherty, Sarah Quinn, and Sophie Becker ran a time of 1:35:93, smashing the national record in the process.