Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CSSAL Champions 2019

Victoria Park athletes picked up their 2nd League title of the season when winning the Central and South of Scotland Athletic League with 21 pts, 2 pts clear of their nearest rivals, North Ayrshire.

Going into the last match at Grangemouth on Sunday the 1st of September while sitting in 2nd place and without many regulars who had made the journey south for the English Championships, confidence wasn’t particularly high.

That all changed with some excellent performances which resulted in the team finishing 1st on the day with 974.25 pts ahead of Law and District who had 828 pts and Cumbernauld who had 813 pts.

Our biggest points winners on the track were:

Jamie Stevenson, who was 1st in the Senior 100m with a time of 11.3s

Jake Speirs, who was 1st in the U15 800m with a time of 2:12.1

Christopher Boyle, who was 1st in the Senior 800m with a time of 1:56.8

Cerise MacIntosh, who was 1st in the Senior 3000m with a time of 11:12.3

Zoe Wilson, who was 1st in the U13 800m with a time of 2:33.5

If we did well on the track, we did even better in the field where our top performers were:

Adam Boyle who was 1st in the Senior Shot Put with a distance of 10.57m.

Emma Thompson who was 1st in the Senior High Jump with a height of 1.55m.

Zoe Douglas who was 1st in the U13 Long Jump with a distance of 4.52m.

Meghan Porterfield who was 1st in the U15 Shot Put with a distance of 11.90m.

Kiera Maxwell who was 1st in the U17 Javelin with a distance of 28.25m.

Holly Hailstone who was 1st in the U13 Javelin with a distance of 23.97m.

Katie Ord who was 1st in the Senior Discus with 34.53m.

Hayley Berry who was 1st in the U17 Shot Put with a distance of 11.77m.

Our U13 girls 4 x 100m relay team were 1st with a time of 54.4s and our U17 women’s 4 x 100m relay team were 1st with a time of 53.6s.

It was of course a great team effort with many athletes filling in with unfamiliar events and competing with injuries.  Everyone who contributed over the three matches should be very proud of their success.

Thanks also to our officials, Hugh Stevenson, Alison Gardner, Diane Ramsay, Adam Khan and Sue Miller, who without their support the match couldn’t have gone ahead or we might have incurred a penalty score.