Erin, Amy, Sarah & Alessandro and some of their Scottish Team mates
Five of Giffnock’s finest had the honour of representing Scotland at the Sainsbury’s UK School Games- a massive achievement in itself .
Alessandro Schenini , Amy Donaghy , Erin Wallace, Sarah Eunson and Sophie Haldane made this trip to do the business at the end of a very busy track season. Erin and Alessandro medalled with Gold for Erin in the 1500, and Bronze for Alessandro in the Long Jump.
Report by Amy Donaghy and Photos coming soon
Scottish Athletics posted the following report .
“SAINSBURY’s SCHOOL GAMES SUCCESS: It was quite a day for Scottish athletes on Friday as they collected no fewer than 18 medals in Manchester.
Hammer thrower Emma Rae also came up with a Scottish U17 record with 56.21m as she finished just outside the medals in fourth.
Golds arrived via Erin Wallace in the 1500m and Kate Gallagher in the 3000m, while there were silvers for Jamie MacKinnon in the 3000m steeplechase, Cameron Steven in the 800m, Andrew Peck in the discus and Drew McIntyre in the 100m.
The Scottish bronze medallists in able-bodied events were Alessandro Schenini in long jump, Craig Moriarty in pole vault, Lewis Brown at 400m and Adam Boyle in javelin.
The 4 x 100m team took bronze thanks to the efforts of McIntyre, Greg Kelly, Taylor Roy and John Maclennan and the 4 x 400m team matched that achievement via the runs of Lewis Brown, Declan Gall, Cameron Steven and Alessandro Schenini.
In the Para events, where there was a points system for some races, golds went to Maria Lyle at ambulant 100m and ambulant 200m – with a European record in the ambulant 200m; Sammi Kinghorn in wheelchair 800m; Shelby Watson in wheelchair 100m. There were bronzes for Luke Deighan in wheelchair 800m and Ross Paterson in the ambulant 400m.
To round off the event Kyle Brotherton (4th in 100m wheelchair) was selected as winner of the Spirit of the Games Award. Kyle won the award for lending his racing wheels to a fellow competitor who had puncture problems before entering the call room and had no spare tyre so would have been unable to race. This athlete then won bronze in the girls wheelchair 800m.”
Report from Amy Donaghy
UK School Games 2015
The Sainsbury’s School Games was a great way to finish off a busy track season, being able to represent Scotland along with your teammates made it even better. On the day there were many amazing performances, Erin Wallace taking yet another gold in the 1500m and Alessandro Schenini taking the bronze in the long jump in windy conditions, both against people older than themselves. Sarah Eunson ran a super race but was unlucky just to be piped out of a bronze medal in the last ten meters of the race, as well as Sophie Haldane running a great 300m race but just placing outside the medal rankings. The 4x100m girls team which I took part in (Amy Donaghy) were unlucky in coming fourth on the line which went to a photo finish, after a near disqualification at the start, as well as the 4x300m girls team just being unlucky again in placing outside the medals also, however the 4x100m boys team were able to claim a bronze medal as well as the 4x400m team claiming bronze with Alessandro running anchor leg, taking home another bronze medal. An unforgettable experience bringing us closer together as a team!
Alessandro, Amy and Sophie Amy and Sophie