Senior National Indoor Championships
1st February 2015
We had a good turnout of athletes at these championships, and it was good to see our newest recruits, the Thomas twins, competing and doing so well. In all, ten medals were won.
Alec Thomas took Gold in the 60m in 6.98, with Isaiah Adekanmbi taking Silver in 7.01 - fine sprinting. Alec then went for the double in the 200m, but fell just short, taking Silver in 21.63, just 0.07 behind the winner. What a day for a young man of 18!
Sam Adams was a clear Gold winner in the Pole Vault, soaring over 4.65m with ease and failing narrowly at 4.83. After his pb of 4.80 in the big international the previous week, he looks to be on a platform ready for even more spectacular improvement (No pressure, Sam!)
Ray Bobrownicki took part in a scintillating High Jump contest, and though clearing a superb 2.20m, he had to settle for Bronze behind Allan and David Smith, who both set a Scottish Native Indoor Record of 2.25. Ray was very close to achieving that height too, but failed marginally with his three efforts and was very sporting in defeat by his Commonwealth Games colleagues.
Mhairi Patience was an impressive winner of Gold in the 60m Hurdles in 8.72.
Katie Ord (9.73m) and Holly Morgan (9.19m) took Silver and Gold in the Shot Putt.
Chloe Lambert took Bronze in the 200m (25.01), while Philippa Millage took Bronze in the 800m (2:07.08)
Other finalists were:
Men 60m John McColl (4th, 7.14); Kade Thomas (5th, 7.21); 1500m Adam Redpath (10th, 4:28.11, pb); Triple Jump David Wilson (4th, 12.42m)
Women 60m Jill Cherry (4th eq, 7.86, 7.74Ht), Chloe Lambert (7th, 7.94), Suzanne Stephen (8th, 8.23, 8.14Ht); 200m Suzanne Stephen (5th, 27.40, 27.01Ht); 800m Mhairi Hendry (4th, 2:08.18), 60m Hurdles Emma Brown (5th, 9.12, 9.02Ht); Long Jump Holly Lister (6th, 5.46m)
Congratulations to all our medal winners and to the others who put in such good efforts in our national championships. These include Danny Cairns, Steven Beattie, John Mulhern, Robbie Barr, Patrick Bowman, who didn't reach finals, but still put in commendable efforts.