The end of season rush to get in performances was very evident this week.
International duty was the order in mid week when three more athletes gained international selection for the club at the Manchester International.
Mike Deason finished 6th in the Steeplechase and young U/20, Aidan Quinn, finished 8th in the Triple Jump .Commonwealth Games athlete, Angus McInroy, did the double for his country finishing 4th in the Shot with a SB and 5th in the Discus. Mark Dry, competing for the British League , won the Hammer at the event. This season when have been very lucky with lots of members on international duty over a wide range of age groups.
The young athletes of club competed in their National Championships at Scotstoun over the weekend and they picked up a number of medals .
U/13 athlete, Jay McCarthy, was the most successful, winning the double of Shot Putt (10.31) and Discus (25.31).John Scott has been doing a great job with the young throwers and he would have been pleased with their performances. John has been in the USA recently competing at the World Police and Fire Championships in Los Angeles picking up three Gold medals in the Shot, Discus and Hammer himself !
Chris Scanlon was also in the medals picking up the bronze in the U/20 Hammer (45.89) and finished 5th in the Shot 12.15.
Shona Crossan has had a fantastic season representing Scotland at school level and also at the Celtic international. She finished 2nd in the U/20 Shot -11.32 and 4th in Discus -34m
In the U/15 Girls Shot we had a bronze performance from Teddy Tehoudja (10.46m) and a 4th for Kara Thompson( 9.80), Kara also finished 4th in the Discus -27.52
David Watson’s triple jump group again produced the medals with Aidan Quinn ,fresh from international duty ,winning the U/20 title ( 14.34) and Miraji Ahmed finishing 2nd (13.73)
Adedoyem Mebude was unlucky to miss out on a medal finished 4th in a fast time of 10.98 (heat 10.93) in the U/20 100m
Kamaryn Wilson and David Woods competed in the U/13 800m and 1500m .David winning his heat with a time of 5.16.32 and Kamryn running a PB of2.52.92 in the 800m
Lachlan Oates and Ben Johnston have both had a great few months with PB performances over a number of distances. On Saturday in Manchester at the BMC Grand Prix final Lachlan produced a PB over 3000m to finish 7th in a time of 8.16.53.Ben started the season with a PB in the London Marathon and celebrated a call up to the English team over the marathon .On Saturday he ran a PB over 10000m ( 30.30.18)
On the roads a number of Harriers travelled to Paisley to run the 10km .Over 2000 started the race and the club took the team prize .Tewodle Mengisteab was disappointed to finish 2nd in a time of 32.17 just two seconds behind Alex Campbell of Cambuslang. A recent hip injury hampered his training . Amanuel Hagos continues to improve and finished 4th and with the support of Paul Sorrie 9th ,the club took the team prize ahead of Bellahouston.
Other runners to compete were Grant Boyne 12th and m50 runner Denis Williams 46th
Gerry Mason made the trip to Rothesay and finished in a time of 48.10 for the 10km .
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