Finn Valley AC’s Tori Pena who was acknowledged with an Olympic recognition award at Donegal Sports Star Awards on Friday has cleared 4m40cm, qualifying her for the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg in March.
Her award was picked up by her coach at the awards – the county’s leading event – on Friday by Finn Valley coach Bernie Alcorn.
That’s because Tori was at an event in New Mexico.
“She will remain in New Mexico for a further two weeks and is confident of clearing a new Irish record of 4-50,” said Finn Valley’s Patsy McGonagle.
“I’m delighted for Tori. This performance is a great a relief and a serious confidence boost for 2013.
“We’ve yet to see the best of Tori.”