The 2nd Match of the Scottish Men’s League saw some great performances and an excellent team effort from the club. The recent hot weather did not seem to have reached Aberdeen with the track surrounded by a haze and temperatures close to 15C. With the team containing many of our Scottish international athletes and a mix
of youth and experience a good performance was always on the card. Performances worth noting were PB performances over 200m for David Martin 22.25 and Lewis Raeburn breaking 4mins for the first time over 1500m (3.59.16).
David Martin had a very busy afternoon 100m -11.4( 2nd) ,Long Jump 7.14( 1st) ,Triple Jump (13.10) ,200m 22.25(1st) and a leg of the 4x100m. Gus McInroy, who competed for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games, also pulled all the stops out with an excellent 52m throw in the discus, a PB of 35m in the Hammer and a 13.08m Shot. Young athlete, Amit Kumur, also showed a lot of talent clearing 1.80m (High Jump) 110mH (21.16) and Triple Jump (10.86).
As mentioned it was a real team effort in the league and it makes it easy for the team manager when athletes commit for the league team. International athletes like Lachlan Oates, Mike Deason ,Gus McInroy and David Martin are great role models for our young athletes .We had 16 athletes competing at the Aberdeen event ranging from U/20 athletes -Jack Guthrie (100m -11.7), Jamie Burns ((800m-2.01.43), Amit Kumar ,and Lewis Raeburn (1500m) to M50 athlete Brian Scally ( 5000m). Andy Jackson made the long trip to Aberdeen waiting for the call to rush home for the birth of his first child and let us not forgot the officials and drivers – David Wallace ,Kevin Slaven, Elaine Mackay ,Alan Burns and John Mackay who gave up their weekend to help organise the team .
Second place to the home team Aberdeen in our first year back in the top division was just rewards for this great effort by all the team – Full results
Our young athletes have also been busy over the last two weeks at various School Championship Events. The weekend saw the Scottish Schools Championships at Grangemouth. Jamie Burns picked up the 3000m title with a PB and a Championship Best of 8.51.28, Shona Crossan won the Shot in 10.74 and the Discus in a PB of 35.79. Teddy Tchoudja continued our recent great tradition in the throwing events by winning the Shot Putt Title in her age group. Jay McCarthy picked up the silver in the Shot (13.10m) and the Discus (36.44) with some excellent performance .
Gregor Campbell finished 1st in the 1500m with Mirji Ahmed jumping out to the Triple Jump title with a silver medal for Aidan Quinn and Morgan Findlay, bronze for Neve McGuire.
Other performances : Erin Ellor (1500m 10th 5.20.85 PB), Amy Thomson (Triple Jump 4th 9.67(-1.1)), David Woods 8h2 5.48.69), Jack Guthrie (100m 2h3 11.64 (nwi)), Kasey Fraser (9h1 2.08.06 PB), Lewis Elliott (1500m 13h2 4.52.23), Molly Mclean (200m 4h1 30.17 (-0.5) PB)
While we do not have any official results we know that the following athletes have been completing for their schools at various county schools championships : Erin Ellor (1st 1500m Glasgow Schools), Kamryn Wilson (3rd 1500m Glasgow Schools), Chloe Orr (200m Glasgow Schools), Ethan Wilson (800m GS), Kasey Fraser (800m GS), Jamie March (sprints GS), Jay McCarthy (Throws GS), Johnny Burns (Lanarkshire Schools), Chloe Fox (East Dunbartonshire Schools), Matthew Fox (1st 400m, 1st 4 x 100m EDS) , Ethan Ofeogbu (1st 600m Glasgow Primary Champs), Cruz Irvin (GPC), Adam Clifford (GPC), Ben McCluskey (GPC), Devine Bisland(GPC), Jessica Grant (GPC), Jay Millar (GPC), Sophie Gardiner (GPC), if we have missed anyone please let us know .
Others results :
Grangemouth Open Graded – 200m Robert Ferrol 5th 25.30 (-2.6)
Rouken Glen 10k – 15th Denis Williams 37.58, 45th Mark McKenny 40.59
Roon the Toon 10k – 24th Mark McColl 37.07
10th David Murphy, 16th Ethan Wilson, 53rd Jessica Grant
11th Duncan McCauley
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