The Scottish Athletics National Indoor Senior and U17 Championships took place on Saturday 28th January 2017 at the Emirates Arena. Athlete numbers were very high as were performance standards. Well done to all athletes who competed. Performances of note are listed below including a championship best performance by Jade Henry.
Jade Nimmo won Silver in the Shot Putt with a throw of 10.72m and Bronze in the 60m Hurdles with a time of 9.05s.
Katie Ord won Bronze in the Shot Putt with a throw of 10.56m.
Mhairi Patience won Gold in the 400m with a time of 55.85s.
Mhairi Hendry won Gold in the 800m with a time of 2:05.27s.
Chloe Lambert won Silver in the 200m with a time of 24.96s.
Anna Tait won Silver in the 1500m with a time of 4:37.72s.
Heather Baird won Silver in the High Jump with a height of 1.63m.
Alec Thomas won Gold in the 200m with a time of 22.01s.
Kade Thomas won Silver in the 200m with a time of 22.21s.
Marcus Morton won Bronze in the High Jump with a height of 1.98m.
Jade Henry won Gold in the 60m Hurdles with a championship best performance in a time of 8.79s.
Cara McCauley won Gold in the Pole Vault with a height of 2.51m.
Robyn Taylor won Silver in the 60m with a time of 7.94s.
Emily Miller won Bronze in the 300m with a time of 41.19s.
Jade Henry was interviewed after her event by Scottish Athletics and took time to praise her coach Chris Baillie:
‘I’m pleased to get a Championship best performance,’ said Jade. ‘I’ve run faster than that, just, with my PB (8.78 in SAIL leagye match) but I guess you have to try and do it on the day in a final at a champs and it’s pretty good to know that no U17 has ever managed that before.
‘I was into gymnastics when I was younger but moved to athletics at about 13. I always enjoyed school sports day and a teacher suggested I try doing some hurdles.
‘Now I’m being coached by Chris Baillie and that’s working really well for me. He has so much knowledge and experience to pass on and we work a lot on the technical aspects of it – hopefully I can keep on improving.’