Sunday, October 21, 2018

Indoor League Final

The SAIL Final and Relays were held on Sunday 26th March 2017 at the Emirates Arena.  There were lots of VP-Glasgow medal winners (noted below) both for the age group teams and the relays.  What nicer present to take home to Mum on Mother’s Day!  Well done to all VP-Glasgow athletes who competed and made the day such an enjoyable success.  And, as always, a heartfelt thank you to our Team Managers for their hard work, commitment and enthusiasm and to our band of Officials who give so generously of their time.  These events would be so much poorer without you.

 

Relay Medallists

U13G – Gold:  Catriona Scott, Holly Kirkwood, Beth Bushell, Evie Greig

U17W – Bronze:  Robyn Taylor, Emily Miller, Jade Henry, Rebecca Love

U13B – Bronze:  Russell Barnett, Ben Thomson, Adam Kyle, Connor McNally

U15B – Silver:  Matthew Ireland, Oliver Andrew, Adam Cleer, George Harrand

U20M – Gold:  Ewan McArthur, Tim Chan, Adam Brady, David Wilson

 

Team Medallists

U13G – Gold:  Holly Kirkwood, Evie Greig, Catriona Scott, Valencia Wright, Meghan Porterfield

U17W – Bronze:  Adrienne Murray, Robyn Taylor, Iona Cleer, Emily Miller, Alice Baxendale, Grace Thompson

A special and very deserved mention for our two SAIL Record breakers – Meghan Porterfield (U13G) for her Shot Putt throw of 9.76m which places Meghan 3rd in the UK rankings and Emily Miller (U17W) for her 300m time of 40.38s which places Emily 4th in the UK rankings.

Excellent performances, Meghan and Emily.

 

 

Linda Innes

Indoor League - Match 2

The 2nd Match of the SAIL took place at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday 21st January 2017.  As at the 1st Match, competitor numbers were high, making this a very busy event so thanks go to all Team Managers for their hard work and efforts.  Performances of note are listed below but, once again, I have restricted this to 1st placings only or athletes who had multiple 1st to 3rd placings.  This is due to the number of athletes competing and is absolutely no reflection on the quality of performances.  Well done to all athletes who took part.

U13B

Connor McNally was 1st in both the 60m with a time of 8.80s and High Jump with a height of 1.57m.

U20M

Callum McLeod was 1st in the 60m Hurdles with a time of 9.07s.

David Wilson was 1st in Triple Jump with a distance of 13.23m.

Euan Urquhart was 1st in Shot Putt with a throw of 7.52m and 3rd in the 60m with a time of 7.52s.

U13G

Catriona Scott was 1st in the 60m Hurdles with a time of 10.29s and 2nd in Shot Putt with a throw of 6.98m.

Evie Greig was 1st in the 200m with a time of 28.45s, 1st in High Jump with a height of 1.45m and 2nd in the 60m with a time of 8.83s.

Holly Kirkwood was 1st in Long Jump with a distance of 4.53m and 2nd in the 800m with a time of 2:35.83s.

U15G

Katie Burr was 1st in High Jump with a height of 1.53m, 3rd in Long Jump with a distance of 4.65m and 3rd in the 200m with a time of 27.55s.

U17W

Robyn Taylor was 1st in the 60m with a time of 8.17s, 1st in the 200m with a time of 26.44s and 2nd in Triple Jump with a distance of 9.96m.

Jade Henry was 1st in the 60m Hurdles with a time of 8.86s.

Emily Miller was 1st in the 300m with a time of 41.31s.

U20W

Heather Baird was 1st in High Jump with a height of 1.57m.

 

Linda Innes

Indoor League - Match 1

The 1st Match of the SAIL took place at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday 8th January 2017.  As always, competitor numbers were very high, making this an extremely busy event so well done to all Team Managers for their hard work and efforts.  Performances of note are listed below but I have restricted this to 1st placings only or athletes who had multiple 1st to 3rd placings.  This is due to the number of athletes competing and is no reflection on the quality of performances.  Well done to all athletes who took part.

U13B

Connor McNally was 1st in the 60m with a time of 8.73s and 1st in the High Jump with a height of 1.55m which was a Grade 1 performance.

Adam Kyle was 1st in the 200m with a time of 29.58s.

Russell Barnett was 2nd in the 800m and 3rd in the 200m with times of 2.30.10 and 29.93s respectively.

U15B

Adam Cleer was 2nd in the 60m Hurdles and 3rd in the 60m with times of 9.79s and 8.22s respectively.  He was also 3rd in the Long Jump with a distance of 5.18m.

U17M

Jamie Stevenson was 1st in the 200m and 2nd in the 60m with times of 23.91s and 7.52s respectively.

Thomas Connolly was 1st in the Shot Putt with a throw of 9.55m.

U20M

Ewan McArthur was 3rd in both the 60m and 200m with times of 7.63s and 24.08s respectively.

U13G

Evie Greig had a hat-trick of 1st placings with times of 8.89s in the 60m, 29.08s in the 200m and a height of 1.40m in the High Jump which was a Grade 2 performance.

Catriona Scott was 1st in the 60m Hurdles with a time of 10.08s which was a Grade 2 performance.  She was also 3rd in the Shot Putt with a throw of 6.58m.

Holly Kirkwood was 1st in the Long Jump with a distance of 4.47m which was a Grade 2 performance.

U15G

Amy Kirkpatrick was 1st in the 800m with a time of 2.34.43.

Katie Burr was 1st in the 60m Hurdles with a time of 10.10s.

U17W

Robyn Taylor was 1st in the 60m with a time of 8.25s.

Jade Henry was 1st in the 60m Hurdles with a time of 9.03s which was a Grade 2 performance.

Emily Miller was 1st in the 300m with a time of 42.38s.

U20W

Heather Baird was 1st in the High Jump with a height of 1.52m.

 

Linda Innes

Scottish Mens League Match 4

We started a good weekend at Grangemouth on the 27th of August with second place in the final match of the Scottish Athletics League Division 1, confirming our position as third overall for the season. This was a great encouragement, a tribute to those who supported the team this season, with a few athletes sidelined or generally unavailable. Although holders Aberdeen were all conquering and worthy champions, we were just behind Central, who have been the power to be reckoned with in previous seasons.

We started the match well with strong performances in 400 Hurdles, Long Jump and Javelin to take an early lead, then slumped to fifth before a strong finish with 200m, High and Triple Jumps, Discus and relays. All thirteen athletes gave of their best. Good to see M50 Gerry Farrell back and scoring well in throws and Lewis Serpell competing first time in this league.

Our top event was 400H, with Iain Wilson taking 1st A in a pb of 58.19 and captain Martin Hayes strolling to victory in the B, holding back for his later 2nd A steeplechase. Next was High Jump, with Marcus Morton our sole A winner with 1.95m and Alex Lewis surprising us all with a pb of 1.70m for 3rd B. Our sprinters Kade Thomas and Cian O'Donnell performed solidly near the top of the field, as did our horizontal jumpers, John Scanlan, David Wilson and Corry O'Hara. The 800 and 1500m events were notable for their high quality fields, but Chris Boyle and Steven Bryce ran well at the head of the chasing groups.

Once again thanks to our officials Sheila and Hugh Baillie and coaches/ supporters Julie Boyle and John Wilson for help and encouragement.

Full scrutinised results for this and all matches this season will go up on SAL website www.scottishleague.org.uk

 

Hugh Stevenson

Men's Team Manager