Newport’s Mawdsley eyes Olympic qualification in Poland today

Photo from Athletics Ireland Facebook Page.

Newport Athletics Club’s Sharlene Mawdsley is aiming for Olympic qualification at the World Athletics Relays in Poland tonight.

She’s part of Ireland’s mixed relay team in the 4×400 metre event, with their heats getting underway at 8.20pm Irish time.

The Tipp woman is alongside Chris O’Donnell, Phil Healy and 2016 Olympian Thomas Barr.

A top 8 finish for the squad would see them qualify for this summers Olympic Games in Tokyo.