Arlene U S Bound

Arlene Crossan from Letterkenny will later this month travel to New Mexico Univ . to take up an athlretics scholarship at the Univ Of New Mexico a Div 1 Ncaa college that offers a great opportunity not only academically but also  to build on her successful career in the sport over the last few years  a period in which she has represented Ireland at european youth and u 20 level in the 400mh .

The Crossan family are all involved in the sport Laura also a student at Loreto represented Ireland at the recent Celtic Games and the youngest in the house is a member of a strong underage squad at Finn Valley while parents Bernie and Sean also involved .

A testament to the pedigree of the University that Arlene will attend is that currently 4 present or former athletesw from that alma mater are involved participating  Iaaf champs in London . Arlene hersef is also in London taking in the champs with her family and some 20 Finn Valley members involved as volunteers a great opportunity in itself . She will becme the seventh Valley athlete to be on scholarship in the States at this time . .

Her coach Shauna Carlin has welcomed the move and Team Leader Patsy Mc Gonagle describes it as an exciting opportunity.


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