Saturday, August 18, 2018

CSSAL - Match 2

Match 2 of the CSSAL was held at Kilmarnock on Sunday 26th June.  Our athletes turned in some good performances ensuring that we were 1st on the day and are now in 1st place overall with one match to go.  Well done and thank you to all athletes who supported VP-Glasgow by competing.  (I must point out the impressive 96 points won by our Masters Men and Women on Track and Field!)  Performances of note are listed below.

 

U11G – 150m:  Rebecca Elsby was 1st A with a time of 22.56s.

U11G – 600m:  Sophie Sinclair and Zoe Wilson were 1st A and B with times of 1.59.09 and 2.03.97 respectively.

U11G – 4 x 100m Relay team were 1st with a time of 61.50s.

U11G – Long Jump:  Louise Kemp and Kiera Byrne were 1st A and B with jumps of 3.63m and 3.20m respectively.

 

U13B – High Jump:  Connor McNally and Calum McCauley were 1st A and B with heights of 1.25m and 1.20m respectively.

U13B – Long Jump:  Ben Chatham and Calum McCauley were 1st A and 2nd B with jumps of 4.68m and 3.79m respectively.

U13B – 75mH:  Ben Chatham and Jamie Ritchie were 1st A and 2nd B with times of 12.95s and 17.24s respectively.

U13B – 200m:  Connor McNally and Russell Barnett were 3rd A and 2nd B with times of 31.27s and 31.14s respectively.

U13B – 1500m:  Fraser Gilmour was 3rd A with a time of 5.05.37.

U13B – 4 x 100m Relay team was 3rd with a time of 60.43s.

 

U13G – 70mH:  Ellie Davidson and Catriona Scott were 1st A and B with times of 12.27s and 14.41s respectively.

U13G – 200m:  Holly Kirkwood and Emma Williams were 2nd A and 1st B with times of 30.98s and 30.91s respectively.

U13G – 1200m:  Nicola Fletcher was 1st A with a time of 4.21.89.

U13G – 4 x 100m Relay team was 1st with a time of 59.43s.

U13G – High Jump:  Ellie Davidson and Catriona Scott were 2nd A and 1st B with heights of 1.31m and 1.28m respectively.

 

U15B – High Jump:  Gavin Wilson and James Kemp were 3rd A and 2nd B with heights of 1.55m and 1.40m respectively.

U15B – Long Jump:  James Kemp was 2nd A with a jump of 4.84m.

U15B – 80mH:  Aaron Belkevitz and Gavin Wilson were 1st A and B with times of 12.50s and 13.98s respectively.

U15B – 200m:  Jamie Stevenson and James Kemp were 1st A and 3rd B with times of 23.90s and 27.54s respectively.

U15B – 4 x 100m Relay team was 1st with a time of 50.11s.

 

U15G – 4 x 100m Relay team was 3rd with a time of 55.03s.

U15G – Shot Putt:  Grace Thompson and Lucy Gardner were 2nd A and 3rd B with throws of 7.75m and 6.66m respectively.

U15G – Javelin:  Grace Thompson and Lucy Gardner were 2nd A and 3rd B with throws of 17.66m and 13.00m respectively.

U17M – 200m:  Alan Murray was 3rd A with a time of 24.91s.

U17M – 4 x 100m Relay team was 1st with a time of 48.53s.

 

U17W – 200m:  Jessica Mendonca-Gray was 3rd A with a time of 28.22s.

 

Sen Men – High Jump:  Andrew O’Donnell and Martin Hayes were 3rd A and 1st B with heights of 1.60m and 1.50m respectively.

Sen Men – Javelin:  Gordon Belch and Andrew O’Donnell were 3rd A and B with throws of 31.87m and 22.19m respectively.

Sen Men – Discus:  Gordon Belch and Andrew O’Donnell were 1st A and 3rd B with throws of 27.99m and 20.97m respectively.

Sen Men – 110mH:  Martin Hayes was 2nd A with a time of 20.03s.

Sen Men – 200m:  Steven Beattie was 2nd A with a time of 23.68s.

Sen Men – 1500m:  Martin Hayes and Steven Bryce were 1st A and B with times of 4.03.55 and 4.21.80 respectively.

Sen Men – 4 x 100m Relay team was 2nd with a time of 49.57s.

 

Sen Women – 100mH:  Judith McNicol was 1st A with a time of 18.40s.

Sen Women – 200m:  Sophie Coghill and Grace Norman were 2nd A and B with times of 27.72s and 28.36s respectively.

Sen Women – 1500m:  Steph Lawrie was 1st A with a time of 4.55.87.

Sen Women – 4 x 100m Relay team was 2nd with a time of 57.14s.

Sen Women – Shot Putt:  Katie Ord was 1st A with a throw of 11.33m.

Sen Women – Long Jump:  Eloise Speirs was 2nd A with a jump of 4,48m.

Sen Women – Javelin:  Katie Ord and Julie Barnett were 1st A and 2nd B with throws of 26.73m and 8.53m respectively.

 

Masters Men – 200m:  Craig Clark was 2nd A with a time of 26.16s.

Masters Men – 1500m:  Ralph Connolly was 3rd A with a time of 4.59.33.

Masters Women – 200m:  Julie Barnett and Jan Bissett were 2nd A and 1st B with times of 32.82s and 36.68s respectively.

Masters Women – 1500m:  Suzanne Gilmour and Sandra Branney were 1st A and B with times of 5.27.36 and 5.50.17 respectively.

 

Linda Innes

Youth Development League

The third match of the YDL LAG and U17 T & F Challenge was held at Kilmarnock Stadium on Sunday 19th June.  The weather was definitely wet with heavy rain falling almost continuously for 4 hours.  (There’s a wonderful photo on FB of Matthew Ireland ‘swimming’ home to a Relay win!) However, nothing was going to dampen the enthusiasm of our wonderful athletes and Team Managers who pulled out all the stops to come first on the day and first overall in Division 2, taking us back to Division 1 where we belong!  I know that many of you stepped up to take part in events which are not your speciality and covered as many events as possible – so important as every point was crucial.

Performances of note are listed below but everyone deserves a mention for the enthusiasm, commitment and team spirit which was shown.  Very sincere thanks to you all.

 

YDL – Lower Age Group

 

U13 Boys

100m:  Matthew Ireland and Connor McNally were 2nd A and 2nd B with times of 13.71s and 14.33s respectively.

200m:  Matthew Ireland and Connor McNally were 1st A and 1st B with times of 28.24s and 28.84s respectively.

800m:  Russell Barnett and Louis Sharp were 1st A and 3rd B with times of 2.32.07s and 2.49.25s respectively.

1500m:  Fraser Gilmour and Devan Miller were 2nd A and 1st B with times of 5.02.36s and 5.16.00s respectively.

75mH:  Ben Chatham and Louis Sharp were 2nd A and 3rd B with times of 12.71s and 17.10s respectively.

Javelin:  Josh Sumpter and Aaron Purba were 2nd A and 1st B with throws of 17.58m and 17.35m respectively.

Shot Putt:  Aaron Purba and Devan Miller were 2nd A and 2nd B with throws of 6.76m and 4.52m respectively.

Long Jump:  Ben Chatham and Matthew Ireland were 1st A and 1st B with jumps of 4.55m and 4.47m respectively.

High Jump:  Connor McNally and Ben Chatham were 1st A and 1st B with heights of 1.48m and 1.20m respectively.

4 x 100m Relay:  1st place with a time of 57.25s went to the team consisting of Connor McNally, Ben Chatham, Russell Barnett and Matthew Ireland.

 

U13 Girls

150m:  Skye Turner and Holly Kirkwood were 3rd A and 1st B with times of 20.81s and 21.24s respectively.

1200m:  Valencia Wright was 1st A with a time of 4.07.61s.

70mH:  Ellie Davidson and Catriona Scott were 2nd A and 2nd B with times of 12.72s and 13.59s respectively.

Long Jump:  Holly Kirkwood and Ellie Davidson were 1st A and 1st B with jumps of 4.29m and 3.87m respectively.

High Jump:  Ellie Davidson and Catriona Scott were 2nd A and 2nd B with heights of 1.35m and 1.15m respectively.

 

U15 Boys

100m:  Jamie Stevenson and Pierre-Samy Eteiba were 1st A and 3rd B with times of 11.92s and 13.17s respectively.

200m:  Jamie Stevenson and Pierre-Samy Eteiba were 1st A and 2nd B with times of 23.49s and 26.25s respectively.

800m:  Rogan Kelly-Vinaccia and Edan Webb were 2nd A and 3rd B with times of 2.19.47s and 2.29.33s respectively.

80mH:  Aaron Belkevitz and Donald Scott were 1st A and 3rd B with times of 12.33s and 14.95s respectively.

Discus:  Jamie Stevenson and Oliver Andrews were 2nd A and 3rd B with throws of 19.63m and 13.17m respectively.

Javelin:  Rogan Kelly-Vinaccia and Gavin Wilson were 2nd A and 1st B with throws of 27.41m and 22.09m respectively.

Long Jump:  Pierre-Samy Eteiba and Aaron Belkevitz were 2nd A and 2nd B with jumps of 4.60m and 3.97m respectively.

High Jump:  Gavin Wilson and Donald Scott were 1st A and 1st B with heights of 1.59m and 1.45m respectively.

4 x 100m Relay:  1st place with a time of 50.37s went to the team consisting of Aaron Belkevitz, Donald Scott, Pierre-Samy Eteiba and Jamie Stevenson.

 

U15 Girls

100m:  Rebecca Love and Rachel Gillespie were 3rd A and 1st B with times of 13.46s and 13.40s respectively.

300m:  Rebecca Love and Cosima Schwahn were 1st A and 2nd B with times of 43.83s and 46.52s respectively.

800m:  Rhian Callan and Kirsty McNair were 3rd A and 2nd B with times of 2.31.77s and 2.38.27s respectively.

1500m:  Lily Evans-Haggerty and JoJo Littlefield were 1st A and 1st B with times of 4.49.19s and 5.03.12s respectively.

75mH:  Emily Corrigan was 3rd A with a time of 13.71s.

Discus:  Alice Baxendale and Lucy Gardner were 1st A and 1st B with throws of 28.66m and 15.06m respectively.

Javelin:  Alice Baxendale and Lucy Gardner were 2nd A and 1st B with throws of 21.09m and 19.00m respectively.

Shot Putt:  Alice Baxendale and Grace Thompson were 1st A and 2nd B with throws of 9.95m and 8.30m respectively.

High Jump:  Cara McCauley and Grace Thompson were 2nd A and 2nd B with heights of 1.40m and 1.35m respectively.

4 x 100m Relay:  3rd place with a time of 55.50s went to the team consisting of Erin Moran, Rachel Gillespie, Cosima Schwahn and Rebecca Love.

 

U17 Track and Field Challenge

Very well done to all who competed and contributed towards being placed 2nd on the day.

 

U17 Men

100m:  Callum McLeod was 2nd A with a time of 14.85s

200m:  Callum McLeod and Lucas Murray-Reynolds were 2nd A and 3rd B with times of 23.54s and 25.20s respectively.

 

U17 Women

200m:  Robyn Taylor and Nicola Brechany were 1st A and 1st B with times of 26.30s and 26.56s respectively.

800m:  Holly Little and Lucy Cairns were 1st A and 1st B with times of 2.27.93s and 2.29.29s respectively.

100m:  Robyn Taylor and Niamh Campbell were 1st A and 1st B with times of 12.99s and 13.60s respectively.

1500m:  Holly Little and Beth Gibbons were 1st A and 1st B with times of 5.14.60s and 5.43.79s respectively.

4 x 100m Relay:  1st place with a time of 52.49s went to the team consisting of Robyn Taylor, Niamh Campbell, Lucy Cairns and Nicola Brechany.

 

Grateful thanks are also due to our loyal Officials who turn out in all weathers to support our club.  We could not hold these competitions without you.  And last but not least, thanks to our large band of parent helpers – keep doing what you’re doing!

 

Linda Innes

Scottish Womens League

The third and final match of the SWAL was held at Scotstoun Stadium on Sunday 12th June.  This match was jointly convened by VP-Glasgow and Team West and was the first Scottish League meeting held at Scotstoun in at least 4 years.  I’m sure that everyone will agree that it was a real treat to be competing on our home ground and we look forward to many more next season.  It was a bit chilly and windy but it was great to be home.  We finished in fourth place on the day and in sixth place overall.

Performances of note are listed below. 

 

U13G – 70mH:  Ellie Davidson and Catriona Scott were 3rd A and 2nd B with times of 12.46s and 13.05s respectively.

U13G – Long Jump:  Ellie Davidson and Holly Kirkwood were 2nd A and 1st B with distances of 4.32m and 4.28m respectively.

 

U15G – 1500m:  JoJo Littlefield was 2nd A in a time of 5.01.14s

U15G – Shot Putt:  Alice Baxendale and Grace Thompson were 1st A and 3rd B with distances of 9.82m and 8.23m respectively.

 

U17W – 100m:  Jade Henry and Robyn Taylor were 2nd A and 1st B with times of 13.14s and 13.31s respectively.

U17W – 80mH:  Jade Henry was 1st A with a time of 12.36s

U17W – 200m:  Nicola Brechany was 2nd A in a time of 26.69s

U17W – 300m:  Adrienne Murray was 3rd A with a time of 43.10s

U17W – Javelin:  Charlotte Steele was 1st A with a distance of 31.54m

U17W – Long Jump:  Robyn Taylor was 2nd A with a distance of 4.58m

U17W – High Jump:  Holly Little was 3rd = with a height of 1.45m

U17W – 4x100m Relay:  Team was 1st with a time of 51.78s

 

Sen W – 400m:  Mhairi Hendry and Hollie Young were 1st A and 2nd B with times of 56.97s and 1.01.02s respectively.

Sen W – 1500m:  Stephanie Lawrie and Donna Finlayson were 3rd A and 3rd B with times of 4.54.48s and 5.42.31 respectively.

Sen W – 3000m:  Claire Thompson and Donna Finlayson were 1st A and 2nd B with times of 11.00.00s and 11.38.30s respectively.

Sen W – Javelin:  Katie Ord was 3rd A with a throw of 28.52m

 

Very well done to all who competed.

 

Linda Innes

Good Result In Mens League

At Aberdeen Sports Village on the 12th of June, we made a significant improvement on the first match at Grangemouth, finishing 3rd and moving up to 4th overall after 2 matches. We were only 3 points behind Central on the day (scores subject to final scrutiny).

14 athletes plus officials and family supporters made the long journey and all contributed to a fine team effort. Martin Hayes played a real captain's part, amassing 52 points over 5 track events, some contested with minimal rest time between each; though conserving his energy wisely, he nevertheless achieved a very respectable 1:57.34 for 4th in 800m.

The pole vault was our best event, with Sam Adams (4.60m), back from America and new recruit David Mann (4.00m) winning A and B strings. We took a near perfect 26 pts in 400 Hurdles, Iain Wilson 2nd A (60.86) and Martin Hayes strolling to victory in the B. We achieved 24 pts in 3 events: in the 1500 Chris Watson opened his season with a well judged confident win (3:57.8) with Martin backing up for 3rd B; the Javelin brought a new pb for Alex Lewis (2nd A, 48.24) and an fine inaugural pb for debutant Gordon Belch (2nd B 38.71); in the High Jump Marcus Morton was disappointed with his 1.91 for 3rd A but Andrew O'Donnell was pleased with his B victory (1.71).

Elsewhere we had some decent sprinting by Kade Thomas and Ramesh Sapkota, affected by a slight headwind, and they combined with Iain Wilson and Ewan Hoy to place 3rd in the 4x100 (45.22). Chris Boyle was just a metre or so off his pb in the 400, with 51.73 in a high quality field.

It was good to see everyone, not only our captain, stepping up to fill as many events as possible. It's hard to see how we could have done more to score the agonising 3 points that separated us from second. With several athletes back from injury and other commitments we are capable of doing it in the remaining 2 matches at Grangemouth (17 July and 27 August). Take note of the dates!

 

Hugh Stevenson, Team Manager