Ciara Mageean earned the world indoor standard in the 1500m at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston on Saturday (February 10).
The European 1500m bronze medalist clocked 4:09.47 to finish eighth amongst a strong field that included Ethiopian duo Dawit Seyaum and Gudaf Tsegay.
Mageean’s time was outside her 4:08.66 indoor best but well under the 4:11:00 qualifying standard for the World Indoor Championships.
Tsegay won the race in 4:04.38, with Jamaica’s Aisha Praught-Lee second, Seyaum third, while Britain’s Sarah McDonald finished fifth.
The 25-year-old opened her indoor season last weekend at the Millrose Games in New York finishing third in the prestigious Wanamaker Mile.
On that occasion, Mageean crossed the line in 4:30.99 behind USA’s Collen Quigley and Nike Bowerman Track Club teammate Kate Grace.
Mageean, who will compete over 1500m for Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games in April, has an outdoor 1500m PB of 4:01.46 set in 2016.
Meanwhile, Irish middle-distance runner Sean Tobin posted a personal best 7:55.08 over 3000m at the Iowa State Classic on Friday.
Tobin finished eighth bettering his previous best by three seconds. Last week in New York the 23-year-old clocked an indoor mile PB of 3:58.28.