Wednesday, August 15, 2018

SAL Match 2

Match 2 of the Scottish Men's League was held in Aberdeen on the 10th of June.

Our team was much improved for the long trip to Aberdeen, taking 13 athletes compared to the tiny team of 5 which had fought hard to finish 7th in Match 1 at Grangemouth. This time we finished 4th equal (with Central AC) on 247 points and hauled ourselves up to 6th overall in League Division 1. We did this despite a considerable weakness in track events, where we failed to compete in 4 events (110 and 400 Hurdles, Steeplechase and 5,000m) and fielded only one in 3 others. However, we contested every field event except B Hammer and were superb in the relays.

Star of the show was Euan Urquhart, who produced two individual PBs: he took 2nd equal in Pole Vault with 3.80m, 3cm better than his previous, and was close to clearing 4.00, a height he can surely get this year; he then blasted to 2nd in 200m, 0.1 behind the winner, with a legal nil wind clocking of 22.35secs, a full 0.4 better than his previous legal best. He was the outstanding link in both our relay winning teams, zooming round the bend on leg 3 of the 4x100 to hand Jax Thoirs an unassailable lead for a 44.14 clocking (slowing down!). He set off on leg 1 of the 4x400 with a mission, was miles ahead at the 130m break, then stretched that to well over 20m at the changeover, and we were never headed, though threatened by speedsters from Falkirk on legs 3 and 4. Our relay heroes (see below) pulled up 18 points to draw level with Central in these last 2 events of the day.

Euan was not our only PB merchant. Steven Bryce, who had been knocking on the door of breaking 4 mins 14 secs in the 1500m for some time, did this in style with 4:12.81 for a good 4th place. He's on song, having also posted a PB in the 800m this summer.

The whole team performed creditably. Other performances of note were: David Clark's return to his old form with a season's best of 23.11 in 200m (-0.7 wind); Adam Orr's B victory in Pole Vault with 3.60m, and narrow failure at a PB of 3.80m; Lewis McGuire's expected win in High Jump, 2.05m, in his first outing for us in this league: our only clean sweep event victory in Javelin through Adam Boyle, 1st A 55.11m, and Alexander Lewis, 1st B in a season's best of 47.68m.

Here are our relay heroes: 4x100m: David Clark, Cian O'Donnell, Euan Urquhart, Jax Thoirs, 44.14 secs; 4x400m Euan Urquhart, Christpher Boyle, Sean McCormick, Jax Thoirs, 3mins 29.11secs. We await official photofinish splits for the 4x4, usually sent out during the week.

Thanks to our volunteer officials, Jim Harvie, Julie Boyle and Lorraine Bryce and to all supporters who made the long journey on a rather misty and chilly day, and to our friends in Kilbarchan AC who shared their hire coach with us.

FULL RESULTS (SUBJECT TO FINAL SCRUTINY) also on SAL website www.scottishleague.org.uk 100m 6A David Clark, 12.1 manual, 5B Cian O'Donnell 11.8 manual Guest 100m 2nd Race 1 Sean McCormick 11.95 (-1.1) 200m 2A Euan Urquhart 22.35 (0.0 wind), 2B David Clark 23.11 (-0.7) 400m 6A Sean McCormick 56.97 800m 5A Christopher Boyle 1:58.11 1500m 4A Steven Bryce 4:12.81 4x100m 1st 44.14 (David Clark, Cian O'Donnell, Euan Urquhart, Jax Thoirs)

4x400 1st 3:29.11 (Euan Urquhart, Christopher Boyle, Sean McCormick, Jax Thoirs) High Jump 1A Lewis McGuire 2.05m, 2B Alexander Lewis 1.60m Pole Vault 2eq A Euan Urquhart 3.80m, 1B Adam Orr 3.60m Long Jump 3A Jax Thoirs 6.71m (+0.7), 2B Alexander Lewis 5.65m (+0.7) Triple Jump 4A Tim Chan 12.39m (+0.3), 1B Jax Thoirs 12.20m (+0.3) Shot 6A Cian O'Donnell 9.46m, 4B Gerry Farrell 9.06m Discus 5A Gerry Farrell 31.58m, 4B Cian O'Donnell 29.62m Hammer 5A Gerry Farrell 29.67m Javelin 1A Adam Boyle 55.11m, 1B Alexander Lewis 47.68m

Next match, Sunday 24 June at Grangemouth. An even better result is hoped for.

 

Hugh Stevenson

VPCOGAC Men's Team Manager

YDL Match 2

Match 2 of Division 1, Lower Age YDL and U17 T & F Challenge took place at Grangemouth on Sunday 20th May.  Our points total on the day put us in 4th place.  Well done to all our athletes who competed and made this possible.  Performances of note are listed below.

U13G

Sarah Bonad was 3rd “A” in the 75m with a time of 10.83s (AAA Grade 3 performance) and 1st “B” in the 150m with a time of 21.16s.

Jenna Hilditch was 1st “A” in the 150m with a time of 20.05s and 2nd “A” in the 70m Hurdles with a time of 11.66s (AAA Grade 1 performance).

Sophie Sinclair was 3rd “A” in the 1200m with a time of 3:57.96s (AAA Grade 1 performance).

Rebecca Barnett was 3rd “B” in the 1200m with a time of 4:21.10s.

Zoe Loughrey was 3rd “B” in the 70m Hurdles with a time of 14.13s.

Holly Hailstone was 1st “A” in the Javelin with a throw of 19.99m (AAA Grade 3 performance).

U13B

David Kirkpatrick was 3rd “A” in the 800m with a time of 2:29.57s.

Saul McGlennan was 3rd “A” in the 1500m with a time of 5:02.13s.

Brodie Wright was 3rd “A” in the 75m Hurdles with a time of 14.16s.

U15G

Evie Greig was 1st “A” in the 100m with a time of 13.17s (AAA Grade 3 performance); 2nd “A” in the 200m with a time of 26.88 and 1st B” in the High Jump with a height of 1.50m (AAA Grade 3 performance).

Beth Bushell was 1st “A” in the 800m with a time of 2:28.35s and 3rd “B” in the Long Jump with a jump of 3.97m.

Holly Kirkwood was 1st “B” with a time of 2:28.29s and 1st “A” in the Long Jump with a jump of 4.67m (AAA Grade 4 performance).

Ellie Davidson was 2nd “A” in the 75m Hurdles with a time of 11.84s (AAA Grade 1 performance) and 1st “A” in the High Jump with a height of 1.50m (AAA Grade 3 performance);

Katie Burr was 1st “B” in the 75m Hurdles with a time of 12.25m (AAA Grade 3 performance); 3rd “A” in the Shot Putt with a throw of 9.92m (AAA Grade 2 performance) and 1st “A” in the Javelin with a throw of 26.81m (AAA Grade 3 performance).

Eva Fraser was 3rd “B” in the Shot Putt with a throw of 7.06m and 2nd “B” in the Javelin with a throw of 15.45m.

U15B

Ben Chatham was 1st “A” in the 80m Hurdles with a time of 12.05s (AAA Grade 2 performance); 3rd “A” in the High Jump with a height of 1.50m and 1st “A” in the Discus with a throw of 29.54m (AAA Grade 3 performance).

Josh Sumpter was 2nd “B” in the Discus with a throw of 18.67m; 3rd “A” in the Hammer with a throw of 16.58m and 3rd “B” in the Javelin with a throw of 19.58m.

Cameron Weir was 3rd “A” in the Javelin with a throw of 23.15m.

U17W

Jojo Littlefield was 2nd “A” in the 800m with a time of 2:28.05s.

U17M

Jamie Stevenson was 1st “A” in the 200m with a time of 23.03s and 1st “A” in the 100m with a time of 11.54s.

Ross Whitelaw was 1st “A” in the 800m with a time of 1:57.48s.

 

Linda Innes

Men's League, Grangemouth

The first match of the Scottish Men's League was held at Grangemouth on Saturday the 5th of May.

Our Men's Team was ravaged by fixture clashes, exams and a bout of minor injuries, resulting in a team of only five athletes being available for the opening fixture. They all performed creditably, however and earned two league points in seventh place, which may be crucial if we are to stave off relegation from Division 1 after the four matches.
We welcomed three young debutants to our team and were delighted with their efforts. Sean McGraw (U17) had a splendid 2nd place in the A 100m in 11.59 (wind -0.3), only 0.03 behind the winner and backed it up with 3rd A in 200m in 23.74 (+0.8). He was ably partnered by Sean McCormack (U20), who took 2nd in B 100m in 11.95 (-1.7) and 3rd in B 200m in 24.05 (+2.0). Gavin Wilson (U17) placed an excellent 3rd in High Jump with 1.80m, narrowly failing what would have been a new pb of 1.85.
Euan Urquhart earned very useful points with two 4th places: Long Jump, 5.98m (nil wind) and Javelin 34.73m. Highest scorer on the day was our ever steady Master Gerry Farrell, with a great 2nd in Discus, 32.22m, backed up by 4th in Shot, 9.30m and 6th in Hammer, 28.53m, for a total of 30 points.
Needless to say we have to improve significantly in the next match at Aberdeen on 10 June, when fixture clashes and exams should not be at issue, and with luck our crop of injuries will be alleviated.

Hugh Stevenson
Men's Team Manager

Scottish Womens League

The SWAL, Match 1 was held on Sunday 6th May at a very warm and sunny Grangemouth.  VP-Glasgow were placed 4th on the day, just 6 points below Forth Valley who are in 3rd place.  Very well done to all athletes who competed and a huge thanks to those who competed in events not necessarily of their choosing.  It really makes a huge difference to the points total to fill events.  I have included everyone’s  performances to illustrate how many points were accumulated by those who competed on Sunday.  Great team spirit and effort.

 

U13G

Sarah Bonad was 3rd “A” in the 100m with a time of 14.02s; 4th “A” in the 200m with a time of 28.79s and 3rd “B” in the Shot Putt with a throw of 6.22m

Sophie Sinclair was 4th “A” in the 800m with a time of 2:35.47s

Zoe Wilson was 5th “B” in the 800 with a time of 2:47.67s

Louise Kemp was 5th “B” in the 100m with a time of 14.92; 4th “B” in the 70m Hurdles with a time of 13.09s and 7th “A” in the Long Jump with a jump of 3.80m

Jenna Hilditch was 4th “A” in the 70m Hurdles with a time of 11.90m and 3rd “A” in the Shot Putt with a throw of 7.32m

Cara Kirkwood was 7th “B” in the Long Jump with a jump of 3.65m

 

U15G

Evie Greig was 3rd “A” in the 100m with a time of 13.13s and 3rd “A” in the 200m with a time of 26.80s

Ellie Davidson was 2nd “B” in the 100m with a time of 13.39s; 2nd “A” in the 75m Hurdles with a time of 11.78s and 1st “A” in the High Jump with a height of 1.55m

Catriona Scott was 3rd “B” in the 75m Hurdles with a time of 13.05s; 3rd “A” in the Shot Putt with a throw of 7.68m and 5th “A” in the Javelin with a throw of 15.62m

Holly Kirkwood was 4th “B” in the 800m with a time of 2:32.72s; 7th “B” in the Javelin with a throw of 9.84m and 1st “B” in the Long Jump with a jump of 4.72m

Abbey Orr was 4th “B” in the 200m with a time 28.46s; 1st “B” in the High Jump with a height of 1.45m and 1st “A” in the Long Jump with a jump of 5.10m

Amy Kirkpatrick was 2nd “B” in the Shot Putt with a throw of 7.04m

The 4 x 100m Relay Team was 3rd in a time of 53.41s

 

U17W

Iona Paget was 3rd “B” in the 100m with a time of 13.48s and 6th “B” in the 200m with a time of 28.37s

Emily Miller was 2nd “A” in the 200m with a time of 26.30s and 4th “B” in the 100m with a time of 14.11s

Jojo Littlefield was 1st “B” in the Senior Women’s 1500m with a time of 5:21.79s; 5th “A” in the 800m with a time of 2:29.85s and 4th “B” in the Javelin with a throw of 11.95m

Jenna Little was 5th “B” in the 800m with a time of 2:31.72s and 7th “A” in the Long Jump with a jump of 3.50m

Rhian Callan was 7th “A” in the 300m with a time of 46.19s

Caitlin Cameron Coyle was 7th “B” in the 300m with a time of 46.43s and 4th equal “A” in the High Jump with a height of 1.45m

Emily Corrigan was 5th “B” in the 80m Hurdles with a time of 12.81s

Kiera Maxwell was 6th “A” in the Shot Putt with a throw of 8.98m and 4th “A” in the Javelin with a throw of 20.46m

The 4 x 100m Relay Team was 7th in a time of 53.97s

 

Senior Women

Dion Ingram was 3rd “A” in the 400m Hurdles with a time of 1:08.19s and 4th “B” in the 200m with a time of 27.08s

Robyn Taylor was 3rd “A” in the 100m with a time of 12.66s and 3rd “A” in the 200m with a time of 25.97s

Jade Henry was 1st “B” in the 100m with a time of 12.43s and 1st “A” in the 100m Hurdles with a time of 14.88s

Silvia Canfranc was 2nd “B” in the 100m Hurdles with a time of 16.00s

Lindsey Young was 1st “A” in the 400m with a time of 57.98s

Lisa Doyle was 1st “B” in the 400m with a time of 1:01.80s

Adrienne Murray was 2nd “A” in the 800m with a time of 2:22.25s

Holly Little was 2nd “A” in the 1500m with a time of 4:47.27s

Amy Bissett was 7th “A” in the 3000m with a time of 12:24.15s

4 x 100m Relay Team was 3rd in a time of 52.55s

4 x 400m Relay Team was 4th in a time of 3:11.21s

Morgan MacDougall was 1st “A” in the Pole Vault with a height of 2.82m

Katie Ord was 2nd “A” in the Hammer with a throw of 47.73m; 4th “A” in the Discus with a throw of 32.99m and 3rd “A” in the Shot Putt with a throw of 9.67m

Charlotte Steele was 1st “A” in the Javelin with a throw of 32.93m and 3rd “B” in the Discus with a throw of 25.89m

Emma Thompson was 5th “A” in the Long Jump with a jump of 4.59m; 3rd “A” in the High Jump with a height of 1.50m and 2nd “B” in the Javelin with a throw of 24.34m

Niamh Cameron Coyle was 1st “B” in the High Jump with a height of 1.50m

 

Linda Innes