Mike Deason confirmed his position as one of the most consisted steeplechaser in Scotland when he won his 3rd national title in a row. He won from Michael Wright from Central AC in a time of 9min 22.35. His young teammate, Lewis Raeburn, running in his first Senior Championships, finished 5th in 10.01.11. It was a Golden Day for the club winning 4 national titles over a number events .Chris Bennett returned from Berlin to
take the Hammer title in an excellent throw of 70.75m and Shona Crossan took silver in the Senior Ladies Shot with a throw of 10.94m. She also followed that up with a club record and new PB in the Discus finishing 5th in a distance of 38.79.
Teddy Tchoudja continued her recent excellent run of form winning the U/17 Shot with a distance of 13.29m, well clear of the rest of the field. Further success was achieved in the field with Miraji Ahmed winning the U/17 Triple Jump with a distance of 14.14m. His older teammate, Aidan Quinn, finished 3rd in the Senior event with a distance of 14.85. Aidan is about to leave for Florida State University on a Scholarship and everyone in the club wishes him the best of luck.
Day One also saw two of our athletes qualify for the 1500m final – Daniel Bradford lead from the start to finish to record a PB and his fastest time since 2012 (3.59.48). Another of our young boys, Jamie Burns, qualified for the final two days before his 17th
birthday. Elise Hollywood ran the U/17 1500m, running 5.15.77 to qualify for the final. In the 800m Matthew Turner navigated himself through the heats and semi -final to qualify for a quality 800m final . Unfortunately Callum Drummond missed out at the semi -final stage after running(Heat 1.56.70 ,SF -1.59.56). In the U/17 event Kasey Fraser just missed his PB to run 2.08.55
Over 5000m Avril Mason finished 4th ( 17.43.63) and Ruth Joss 5th ( 17.57.39)
Over 400m Paul Easdale just missed his PB running 53.79.
On Day 2 of the National Championships saw David Martin confirmed himself king of the long jump this year winning the national
title for a second year in a row – he beat off competitors for Ireland and England to win in a fine distance of 7.43m
Daniel Bradford was the surprise of the championships for the club with a fantastic 4th place in the 1500m in another PB performance of 3.57.30.His young teammate, Jamie Burns, finishing 9th ( 4.03.35) in his first senior final . Shannon McLellan repeat the feat of Daniel to finish 4th in the senior ladies 1500m in a time of 4.47.97.
Three Shettleston athletes contested the 5000m with multiple Scottish champion,Lachlan Oates, finishing 4th in a last lap burn up with victory for Ally Hay of Central, Lachlan’s time was 14.50.83. Othes Harriers who competed were Lucas Cheskin 13th (16.24.41) and David Houston14th (16.54.17)
Our finalist Matthew Turner finished 7th in the 800m final in a tactical race (1.58.26 ) Paul Easdale turned his hand to a 200m on the second day of the championships running 24.47.
Nick Percy made the long journey from the Isle of Wight to stop our Angus McInroy repeating his win in the Discus again .Angus finished second with a distance of 49.32m and followed this up with a 4th in the Shot with a distance of 13.43m
Second claim member Amit Kumar finished 4th in the High Jump with a jump of 1.82m
3rd Brian Scally 36.26, 7th Mark McColl 37.07
This week also sees three Shettleston athletes selected for the Manchester International on the 15th August .
Chris Bennett will just have time to draw breath after being in Berlin at the European Championships where he finished 13th (70.57m) in the qualifying round and his victory at the Scottish Championships. Likewise his teammate, Lachlan Oates, fresh from finishing 10th in UK World Trial for Uphill Mountain race is selected for the Steeplechase. Ross Gollan also competed at these trials finishing 3rd U/23 and 11th overall. The final athlete to be selected for Manchester is Angus McInroy in the discus
Congratulations to all the athletes
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