Kerry O'Flaherty misses Northern Ireland's Commonwealth Games mark
Kerry O'Flaherty was outside the Commonwealth Games 3,000m steeplechase consideration standard at a meeting in Spain on Wednesday night.
O'Flaherty, who tore a calf muscle last month, clocked 10 minutes and 6.86 seconds in Huelva to finish 11th.
The Rio Olympian, from Newcastle in County Down, is chasing Athletics Northern Ireland's standard of 9:54.00.
Meanwhile, Adam Kirk-Smith clocked 8:47.06 to finish 19th in the men's steeplechase at the same meeting.
Kirk-Smith, who runs for Derry Track Club, is among nine Northern Ireland athletes to have achieved Commonwealth Games consideration standards after posting a personal best of 8:37.62 in Belgium last month.
Athletics Northern Ireland's men's steeplechase consideration standard is 8:43.30.
The majority of those who have achieved Gold Coast standards will have do it again to guarantee their places in the Northern Ireland team.