There's a top 10 finish for New Zealand in women's ITU triathlon race in Hamburg.
McIlroy's finished the best of the New Zealand contingent in eighth and says it's been a successful day heading into the London Olympics.
"One of my key focuses was to have a good swim and to come out in the top group, and I did that, which I was really happy with, considering it's a sprint race I'm not usually the fastest."
Nicky Samuels was the next best Kiwi in 15th.
Top Olympics hope Andrea Hewitt skipped the event.
Photo: Kate McIlroy (Photosport)