Saturday, January 20, 2018

CSSAL Match 1

Match 1 of the CSSAL, Division 1 was held on Sunday 28th May at Kilmarnock.  Well done to all athletes who competed, often in events which would not always be their choice.  We were placed 6th on the day.  Performances of note are listed below.

U11G

Cara Kirkwood was 3rd “A” in the Long Jump with a distance of 3.49m.

Rachel Hughes was 2nd “B” in the Long Jump with a distance of 3.22m.

U13B

Connor McNally was 3rd “A” in the 100m with a time of 13.65s and 1st “A” in the Long Jump with distance of 4.77m.

Jamie McKeever was 3rd “B” in the Long Jump with a distance of 3.64m.

Cameron Weir was 2nd “A” in the Javelin with a throw of 22.95m.

The 4 x 100m Relay team was 3rd with a time of 57.70s.

U13G

Evie Greig was 1st “A” in the 100m with a time of 13.72s;  1st “A” in the High Jump with a height of 1.53m;  1st “B” in the Long Jump with a distance of 4.12m.

Catriona Scott was 1st “B” in the 100m with a time of 14m .52s and 1st “B” in the High Jump with a height of 1.50m.

Holly Kirkwood was 1st “A” in the Long Jump with a distance of 4.58m.

 

Holly Kirkwood was 1st “A” in the 800m with a time of 2:31.23.

Sophie Sinclair was 2nd “B” in the 800m with a time of 2:41.0s.

The 4 x 100m Relay team was 1st in a time of 55.93s.

U15B

Ben Chatham was 1st “A” in the Discus with a throw of 25.28m.

The 4 x 100m Relay team was 2nd with a time of 51.53s.

U15G

Emily Corrigan was 1st “A” in the 100m with a time of 13.83s.

Skye Turner was 1st “B” in the 100m with a time of 13.71s.

Abbey Orr was 1st “A” in the High Jump with a height of 1.61m.

Ellie Davidson was 1st “B” in the High Jump with a height of 1.44m.

Lucy Gardner was 3rd “A” in the Javelin with a throw of 22.10m.

The 4 x 100m Relay team was 1st in a time of 53.39s.

U17M

Lewis Grimmer was 3rd “A” in the 400m with a time of 54.44s.

Blane Jones was 1st “A” in the Shot Putt with a throw of 8.61m and 1st “A” in Discus with a throw of 27.62m.

The 4 x 100m Relay team was 3rd with a time of 48.71s.

Senior Men

Steven Bryce was 3rd “A” in the 800m with a time of 2:05.01.

Senior Women

Jade Nimmo was 1st “A” in the 100m with a time of 12.65s:  1st “B” in the Javelin with a throw of 28.44m;  1st “A” in the Shot Putt with a throw of 10.14m.

Charlotte Steele was 1st “A” in the Javelin with a throw of 33.20m.

Masters Men

Craig Clark was 3rd “A” in the 100m with a time of 13.02s.

Masters Women

Lisa Doyle was 2nd “A” in the 100m with a time of 14.20s;  1st “A” in the 800m with a time of 2:26.87;  2nd “B” in the Shot Putt with a throw of 6.50m.

Julie Barnett was 1st “B” in the 100m with a time of 16.75s and 2nd “A” in the 800m with a time of 2:53.50.

 

Linda Innes

Mens League - Fourth Again

MEN'S LEAGUE 11 JUNE 2017 - FOURTH AGAIN

Match 2 of the Scottish Athletics League returned to Crownpoint after an absence of over 15 years and we had a good turnout of 18 athletes compared to only 8 at Match 1 in Aberdeen. We also scored lots more points (313 to 208) but still finished in 4th position again! Like us, the other clubs were able to field much stronger teams and we were a frustrating 4 points behind 3rd placed Kilbarchan. We just could not raise 4 fit athletes for the last event, the 4x400 relay, which would have yielded us 5 points even for last position. Our athletes had given their all on a miserably rainy day and some had picked up or exacerbated minor injuries.

The good news was that we had some fine performances, starting with the Thomas twins in the sprints. Alec took the 100m after a thrilling ding dong with Aberdeen's Ojei (10.83 to 10.86, wind +2.3mps), then just lost out to Kilbarchan's Anthony Young in 200m (22.01 to 22.05, legal wind +0.4). Kade impressed with a B sprint double (10.95 +2.3 and 22.32 +2.9). They teamed up with Cian O'Donnell and Steven Beattie to finish a close 2nd to Aberdeen in the 4x100 relay in 44.48. Cian posted 11.38 (+2.5) and Steven 11.42 (+2.5) and 23.37 (+2.0) in the guest sprints, so they might have won if changeovers had been slicker.

Captain Martin Hayes couldn't have done better, with maximum points through wins in the 400 hurdles (58.98) and steeplechase (9:46.72), making it look easy despite a problem with shin soreness.

Once again decathlete Gordon Belch was our top scorer. One of only 2 Aberdeen survivors, he amassed 40 points from 4 events but the foul weather prevented him from setting any new pb's.

Alexander Lewis was only 7cm below his best ever in taking 2nd in the Javelin (49.93m), splitting the Inverness throwers in a close tussle over the final 3 trials. Marcus Morton took 2nd in the High Jump with 1.90m and just needs a bit more competition in good conditions to match his indoor pb of 2.06m. His mate Lewis McGuire of Pitreavie soared to victory with 2.07m, so the final two meetings could provide great opportunities.

Jax Thoirs, our Scottish record holder and GB internationalist, back from USA, turned out in the Pole Vault but his efforts were frustrated by the worst downpour of the day; he entered at a modest 4.05m to take top points before the event was stopped. Gordon took the B event with 3.30, equalling his best from Aberdeen. Jax used the strength he has gained in training to take 2nd in the Shot with 12.16m. Our only other survivor from the first match, veteran Gerry Farrell was reliable as usual and amazingly consistent throwing 31.82m in both Hammer and Discus for 4th in each.

It was good to have a decent showing in middle distance races. Allan Ramsay took valuable points in 800 and 1500m, while Kieron Rafferty in a rare outing reaped the harvest of hard track training with a fine pb of 4:06.68 for 3rd in 1500m. Lewis Priest made his League debut at age 17 in the 5000m and took 3rd in 16:47.78, a great start and surely a marker for more improvement.

Euan Urquhart, Cory O'Hara Iain Wilson and Tim Chan all did well in their events, and Calum Innes was a surprise but welcome entrant after his return from N America to turn out in the 110 hurdles. It was a day he'd prefer to forget, as he had to cede his early lead to upcoming runners when he stiffened up in the closing stages; but his A string 4th place enabled Gordon to win the B race and post a high score in the event.

After two matches we are 4th overall behind Aberdeen, Central and Inverness. A strong turnout like this can move us up a bit. Thanks not only to the athletes who braved the elements and lack of shelter at Crownpoint but also to our officials who took a soaking throughout the afternoon with little respite and to the band of faithful supporters who lent their voice.

 

Hugh Stevenson, Team Manager

Youth Development League

Match 2 of the Scottish Youth Development League (LAG) and the U17 T & F Challenge took place at Kilmarnock on Sunday 21st May 2017 in dry and sunny conditions.  Performances of note are listed below.  Well done to all athletes who competed and took VP-Glasgow into 4th place in the SYDL LAG match and 3rd place in the U17 T & F match.

 

U13G

Valencia Wright was 1st “A” in the 1200m with a time of 4:02.3 (Grade 1 AAA performance).

Meghan Porterfield was 1st “A” in the Shot Putt with a distance of 9.37m and 1st in the Javelin with a distance of 20.49m.

Holly Kirkwood was 1st “A” in the Long Jump with a distance of 4.59m.

Jenna Hilditch was 1st “B” in the Long Jump with a distance of 3.90m.

Evie Greig was 1st “A” in the High Jump with a height of 1.40m (Grade 1 AAA performance).

Catriona Scott was 1st “B” in the High Jump with a height of 1.30m.

 

U13B

Russell Barnett was 2nd “A” in the 800m with a time of 2:28.96.

Jake Speirs was 1st “B” in the 800m with a time of 2:34.49.

 

U15G

Lily Jane Evans-Haggerty was 1st “A” in the 1500m with a time of 4:42.2.

JoJo Littlefield was 2nd “B” in the 1500m with a time of 4:57.4.

Skye Turner was 1st “B” in the 300m with a time of 43.22s.

Katie Burr was 2nd “A” in the Javelin with a distance of 22.77m,

Abbey Orr was 1st “A” in the High Jump with a height of 1.50m.

Emma Williams was 3rd “B” in the High Jump with a height of 1.30m.

The 4 x 300m Relay team was 1st in a time of 2:57.32.  Team consisted of Amy Kirkpatrick, Lisha Carruth, Skye Turner and Katie Burr.

 

U17 T & F Challenge

Gavin Wilson was 3rd “A” in the 100m Hurdles with a time of 16.44s.

Aaron Belkewitz was 1st “B” in the 100m Hurdles with a time of 17.89s.

Emily Miller was 1st “A” in the 200m with a time of 26.49s.

Rebecca Love was 2nd “B” in the 200m with a time of 27.68s.

Adam Orr was 1st “B” in the 200m with a time of 24.28s and 2nd “B” in the 100m with a time of 12.09s.

Adrienne Murray was 1st “A” in the 800m with a time of 2:19.24.

Amy Bissett was 2nd “B” in the 800m with a time of 2:29.82.

Jessica Mendonca-Gray was 2nd “A” in the 100m with a time of 13.30s and 2nd “A” in the Long Jump with a distance of 4.56m.

The U17W 4 x 100m Relay team was 2nd in a time of 47.87s.  Team consisted of Emily Miller, Rebecca Love, Jessica Mendonca-Gray and Erin Moran.

The U17M 4 x 100m Relay team was 1st in a time of 51.88s.  Team consisted of Max Yvan, Liam O’Hear, Adam Orr and Sean McGraw.

Linda Innes

 

UK Womens League

We only took a small team to the UKWAL league match at Wigan on 7 May and it could have been even smaller because some of our athletes were stuck in traffic because of the road works at Strathclyde Park.  However, everyone managed to get there and we were only held up for about an hour.

It was a great team effort with most athletes covering unfamiliar B string  events to maximise our points total and in the end we finished in third place.    Individual winners were Chloe Lambert ( A 100m 12,18), Julie Dobbin ( A 800m 2:11.72), Erin McIlveen (B 800m, 2:12.35) and Lindsey Young (B 400m, 58.50)    There were also PBs for Julie in the 800m, Katie Ord (Hammer 47.95), and Anna Tait (3000m 9:36.84).   As well as a good number of second and third places, we picked up lots of valuable points with our middle distance runners covering B string throws and jumps– Rhian Dawes in Discus, Steph Lawrie in Long Jump and Anna Tait in Javelin.   Our Triple Jump specialist, Louise Anderson also did a very respectable Shot Putt.

The 4x100 relay team of Lindsay Young, Erin McIlveen, Julie Dobbin and Chloe Lambert gained a creditable fourth place but just  ten minutes later demolished the rest of the field in the 4x400 by winning in just over seven seconds.

It was difficult to decide on the athlete of the match but we gave it to Anna for her 3000m PB and impressive Javelin throw.  Julie was an emphatic winner of the Points Princess award for her three track events and two relays.   Thanks also to our officials – Liz, Donald, Isobel,  Lynn and Mike for their contribution on the day.

The next match is June 4 in Rugby and with the main exam period being over, we should have an even stronger team.

 

Sandra Branney

Track and Field Secretary