Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Scottish Indoor Championships 2020

Victoria Park athletes did extremely well in the age group Championships at the Emirates Arena on Saturday the 29th of February and Sunday the 1st of March.

There were too many great performances to list them all here, but I’ve tried to mention all of the medallists in this brief summary.

Meghan Porterfield destroyed her own championship best performance when finishing 1st in the U15 shot put with a distance of 13.37m.

Holly Kirkwood stepped up an age group and was 2nd in the U20 long jump with a distance of 5.48m and 2nd in the triple jump with a distance of 11.27m.

Jessie Caig was 1st in the U13 girls shot put with a distance of 10.54m and Ben Chatham was 3rd in the U20 long jump with a distance of 6.50m.

Abbey Orr was 3rd in the U20 high jump with a height of 1.54m and Hayley Berry was 3rd in the U20 shot put with a distance of 10.93m

Jenna Hilditch had a great weekend, finishing 1st in the semi final of the U15 60m hurdles in a new Championship best performance of 9.13s.  She followed that by finishing 1st in the final with a time of  9.14s.  She finished the day off with another 1st place in the high jump with a height of 1.59m.

Jamie Stevenson was 3rd in the U20 60m with a time of 7.08s and Niall MacLean was 2nd in the U20 400m with a time of 49.24s.

Ross Whitelaw who was running in his Glasgow School of Sport vest was 1st in the U20 800m with a time of 1:56.30 and Gavin Wilson was 2nd in the U20 high jump with a height of 1.93m.

There were many more great performances and PB’s that just finished out of the medals.

Well done everyone.

Scottish Indoor Relay Championships

The club had a fantastic day at the Indoor Relay Championships at the Emirates on Saturday the 15th of February with six of our seven teams finishing among the medals.

Our U13 Boys team of Finlay Hall, Ollie Petrie, James Clark and Magnus Bryce were 1st in a time of 1:55.12.  It was great to watch Magnus taking the lead off the final bend.  Andrew Bain ran in the heats and semi final and qualifies for a team medal.

U15 Girls team of Zoe Wilson, Lucy Carr, Sarah Bonad and Zoe Douglas were 3rd in a time of 1:52.25.  Jenna Hilditch ran in the heats and semi final and also qualifies for a team medal.

Our U17 Women's team of Katie Burr, Evie Greig, Rachel Hewitson and Holly Kirkwood were 1st in a time of 1:44.02 in what was possibly the most exciting finish with three athletes going stride for stride round the last bend.

Our U17 Women's B team of Catriona Scott, Beth Bushell, Lara Storrie and Ellie Davidson were 5th in a time of 1:50.46.

Our U17 Men's team of George Harrand, Luke Johnston, Jamie O’connor and Adam Hannah were 2nd in a time of 1:35.98 to a very good Inverclyde team.

Our Senior Women's team of Robyn Taylor, Anna Cameron, Anna Nadais and Chloe Lambert were 3rd.  Time to be added.

Our Senior Men's team of Jack Guthrie, Kyle McAuley, Niall Maclean and Jamie Stevenson were 3rd.  Time to be added.

Well done to all of our athletes, what an achievement just to get to the final.

Thanks to Gary Leek for the pictures, always great quality.

Some of our relay teams will again be in action on Sunday the 8th of March at the SAIL Final.

 

 

Scottish U17 and Senior Championships

The Scottish U17 and Senior Indoor Championships were held at the Emirates on Sunday the 26th of January.  Medals were difficult to win due to the high standard of the event.  A large contingent crossed the Irish sea for the competition which was extremely well attended.

Ross Morgan had an exceptional day, winning the U17 hurdles in a time of 8.27s and finishing 2nd in the Shot with a throw of 12.50m.

We had a clean sweep of the medals in the Senior Women’s 800m, where Mhairi Hendry was 1st in a time of 2:07.27, Philippa Millage was 2nd in a time of 2:08.54 and Jill Cherry was 3rd in a time of 2:10.73.

In the Senior Women’s 200m, Chloe Lambert was 3rd in a time of 24.63s.

Holly Kirkwood was 3rd in the U17W long jump with a distance of 5.62m and 3rd in the Triple Jump with a distance of 11.51m.

Mhairi Porterfield was 1st in the Senior Women’s Shot with a distance of 13.10m while her daughter Meghan (U15) was 2nd in the U17 Shot with a distance of 13.15m.

Hannah Lawler was 1st in the Senior Women’s Pole Vault with a height of 3.64m and Jax Thoirs was 1st in the Senior Men’s event with a height of 5.09m.

We had double success in the U17 women’s High Jump where Abbey Orr was 2nd with a height of 1.59m and Jenna Hilditch (U15) was 3rd with the same height.

In the Senior Men’s High Jump, Lewis McGuire was 1st with a height of 2.09m and Marcus Morton was 3rd with a height of 1.94m.

The U13, U15 and U20 Championships are again at the Emirates on Saturday the 29th of February.

Thanks to Bobby Gavin for the great pictures.

 

Scottish Championships 2019

Victoria Park athletes took part in the four days of the National Championships this year and won a total of 38 medals.

The Scottish Athletics U17 and Senior Championships were held at Grangemouth on the weekend of the 17th and 18th of August.

The following medals were won by our athletes:

Gold Medals:

Mhairi Porterfield in the Senior Shot Put with a distance of 13.54m.

Kiera Maxwell in the U17 Discus with a distance of 34.81m.

Abbey Orr in the U17 High Jump with a height of 1.67m.

Hannah Lawler in the Senior Pole Vault with a height of 3.15m.

Jax Thoirs in the Senior Pole Vault with a height of 5.33m.

Lewis McGuire in the Senior High Jump with a height of 2.12m.

 

Silver Medals:

Hayley Berry in the U17 Discus with a distance of 33.75m.

Adam Boyle in the Senior Javelin with a distance of 60.01m

Alice Baxendale in the Senior Discus with a distance of 40.87m.

Hayley Berry in the Shot Put with a distance of 12.24m.

Philippa Millage in the Senior 800m with a time of 2:09.15.

Sol Stewart in the U17 200m with a time of 22.36s.

Chloe Lambert in the Senior 200m with a time of 24.21s.

Abbey Orr in the U17 High Jump with a height of 5.36m.

Morgan MacDougall in the U17 Pole Vault with a height of 2.90m.

 

Bronze Medals:

Chloe Lambert in the Senior 100m with a time of 11.97s

Aimie Hendry in the U17 Triple Jump with a distance of 10.66m

Katie Burr in the U17 High Jump with a height of 5.31m.

Paul Wishart in the Senior Shot Put with a distance of 12.56m.

 

The Scottish Athletics U13, U15 and U20 Championships were held at Grangemouth on the weekend of 10th and 11th of August.

The following medals were won by our athletes:

Gold Medals:

Meghan Porterfield in the U15 Shot with a distance of 13.29m, a new Scottish Record.

Abbey Orr in the U20 High Jump with a height of 1.67m.

Connor McNally in the U15 High Jump with a height of 1.79m and in the Long Jump with a distance of 6.13m.

Jenna Hilditch in the U15 75m Hurdles in a time of 11.51s.

Holly Kirkwood in the U15 Long Jump with a distance of 5.51m.

Emily Miller in the U20 400m with a time of 57.35s.

Holly Hailstone in the U13 Javelin with a distance of 24.79m.

Alice Baxendale in the U20 Discus with a distance of 35.38m.

 

Silver Medals:

Jenna Hilditch in the U15 High Jump with a height of 1.57m.

Morgan MacDougall in the U20 Pole Vault with a height of 3.00m.

Anna Cameron in the U20 Long Jump with a distance of 5.53m.

Meghan Porterfield in the U15 Discus with a distance of 29.40m.

Zoe Douglas in the U13 70m Hurdles with a time of 11.82s.

Holly Kirkwood in the U15 Triple Jump with a distance of 11.04m.

 

Bronze Medals:

Robyn Taylor in the U20 200m with a time of 25.71s.

Catriona Scott in the 75m Hurdles with a time of 11.88s.

Zoe Douglas in the U13 Long Jump with a distance of 4.54m.

Holly Hailstone in the U13 Discus with a distance of 22.02m.

 

Great performances over four great days of competition.