GIFFNOCK SENIORS AND U17s STRIKE GOLD AT EMIRATES

SUPER SATURDAY AT EMIRATES FOR ALESSANDRO,ALYSON,REUBEN, MURRAY & More .Report by Croy Thomson

WITH A SPECTACULAR, last-gasp record-breaking effort, Giffnock North AC’s Alessandro Schenini won the Scottish Indoor Senior Mens’ long jump title at Emirates Stadium, Glasgow, last weekend. Off the pace all day, Schenini delivered a stunning new national record leap of 7.52 meters to defend his 2018 title and deny Pitreavie rival Stephen Mackenzie by a single centimeter in the final round. Schenini’s clubmate Rachel Alexander took a fine bronze in the women’s event.

No less than three 200 m titles came Giffnock’s way. Fraser Angus powered to the senior men’s crown in 21.67 seconds, and Finlay Waugh nailed the U17 race with a championship best performance of 22.30 seconds. Alyson Bell took gold in her U17 200m with a 25.17 seconds effort, plus silver in the 60m (7.65 seconds).

U17 Reuben Nairne flew to a new Scottish indoor record with a soaring 4.61 meter clearance in the pole vault, to add to his 60 m hurdle title (8.24 seconds).

Another superb double gold went to U17 Murray Fotheringham, who won the long jump (7.08 m, a championship best performance) and high jump (1.93 m).

In the middle distances, Erin Wallace landed double silver in the senior ladies 800 and 1500 metres; Jacob Luc silver U17 800 m; Harris Paterson bronze U17 1500 m; Zoe Flower bronze U17 1500 m.
Niamh Graham takes Bronze in the Senior 400m, Ross Veitch Silver in 400m & Isla Fotheringham (as an U15) in the U17 Pole Vault Competition.

MORE SCOTLAND recognition for Giffnock North AC’s Luke Traynor, named in the seven-strong national squad for the prestigious Brooks Armagh International 5K in Northern Ireland on 14th February.

Reuben Nairne en route to 60 m hurdle glory.

Alessandro Schenini (centre): national U20 indoor long jump record breaker.
FPSG Scottish Athletics Senior & U17 Indoor Championships, January 26th 2019
(C) Bobby Gavin

Sprinter Alyson Bell won gold and silver.

Murray Fotheringham on the Podium with one of his Golds

Luke Traynor named in Scotland road race squad.

Photos courtesy of Bobby Gavin

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