Giffnock North were very well represented at the U17 & Senior Indoor Championships which took place on 30th January at the Emirates Arena.  They came away with no less than twelve medals, four of each colour and also a Scottish and British Record.

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Erin Wallace – more records Jenna Wrisberg – 60m Gold

Senior Gold medals were claimed by Jenna Wrisberg in the 60m (7.64 sec, a new club tecord) and Nikki Manson in the high jump, clearing 1.76m.  The senior men’s high jump had no less than four Giffnock athletes competing, Chris Mackay, David Lambie and Matthew Kerr all cleared 1.90m and David Smith took the silver medal with a leap of 2.20m, losing out on count back to Allan Smith of Shaftesbury Barnet. Both David and Allan failed to clear 2.26, which would have been a new Scottish record.  Jack Walker took a bronze medal in the 800m with a time of 1.54.56.

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Nikki Manson David Smith

Erin Wallace, although under 17, opted to compete in the senior women’s 800m, a decision which was vindicated when she was pulled to a time of 2.06.59 which subject to ratification, is a new Scottish and British record.  Erin was fourth in the race, the three senior athletes in front of her all claiming PB’s. The race was won by Kirsten McAslan of Sale Harriers.  Watch Erin’s race at – https://vimeo.com/153628180

Scottish Athletics Seniors & Under 17 Champs
Jamie Sturrock

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Alesandro Schenini

Under 17’s, not to be outdone, also secured two gold medals.  Alesandro Schenini equalled his recent Scottish record jump of 7.00m to win the first and Jamie Sturrock timed his finish to perfection in the 800m, winning the second in a time of 1.58.32.  Silver medals were won by Ethan Dear in the high jump (1.85m) , Amy Donaghy in the 60m (7.95 sec.)  Sophie Haldane also took silver in the 300m in a time of 41.18 esc, which is a new club record.   Bronze medals went to Lyn McKenna in the 1500m (4.50.56), Amy Donaghy in the 200m (26.22) and Andy Moses in the 60m (7.40 sec)

All in all a very successful day for Giffnock athletes, many congratulations to all who competed.  Apologies if I have missed anyone.

Full results can be found at  http://www.janetnixon.info/scottish/2016/IndSen17/index.php

Photographs courtesy of Bobby Gavin

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