Sophie Haldane taking the 400m Hurdles Title

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Scottish Schools Report By Ryan McAllister

“As with tradition, the Scottish Schools Outdoor Track & Field Championships took place over two days this past week. On Friday 9 and Saturday 10 June, a plethora of athletes descended upon Grangemouth stadium to compete for their school.

 

With mixed weather conditions, ranging from huge tailwinds on Friday such as +4.0 combined with the rain, to tough headwinds on the Saturday; the athletes had more than just their performance to think about.

 

Giffnock North were heavily represented through pupils from East Renfrewshire, Glasgow and Private schools competing. Many medals were awarded to the athletes, however stand out performances must go to Alessandro Schenini, Alyson Bell and Sophie Haldane along with another Double medallist in Murray Fotheringham .

 

Alessandro won the Group A Long Jump with a championship best performance (CBP) of 7.16m and a legal jump of 7.12m to take a new personal best; considering this was his first long jump competition of the outdoor season, it shows great promise leading up to the Youth Commonwealth Games in Bahamas. Alyson Bell was in scintillating form, taking double gold in the girls Group D 100m and 200m. Alyson tackled each race with poise and maturity beyond her years, displaying her trademark technique throughout. In her final Scottish schools performance, Sophie Haldane went out with a bang; claiming double gold. Sophie took gold in the 400m on the Friday and then backed this up with gold in the 400m hurdles on the Saturday morning with a personal best performance; making this the perfect ending to an extremely successful Scottish Schools career. Double Gold also for Murray Fotheringham in the 800m and Long Jump of 6.14 a club record .

 

Alyson Bell and Club Teammate Niamh Smith  Gold and Bronze Podium places in the 100m

In addition to the above, details of further medals are listed below.

Hamish Armitt and 1500m Gold

Gold

Hamish Armitt, 1500m; Heather Barnes, 3000m; Adam Clayton, 200m; Murray Fotheringham, 800m and long jump; Reuben Nairne, pole vault; Max Mc Harg in 200m.

Reuben Nairne Gold in the Polevault

Silver

Jennifer Dallas, shot putt; Reuben Nairne, long jump.

 

Bronze

Amy Donaghy, 200m; Fraser Lipp, javelin; Freya Menzies, 300m hurdles; Niamh Smith, 100m.

 

As always, a huge thank you to the schools for supporting the athletes along with parents and coaches who give up their time so readily to ensure the best possible success for our athletes.”

 

Well done to all from the Club . If we have inadvertently missed anyone out please let us know asap. 

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