Sunday 19th of February proved to be an excellent day for Giffnock North Athletes competing at indoor venues. With Neil Gourlay and Erin Wallace medalling in the British Championships in Birmingham, the bar was set for our under thirteen athletes competing in the indoor age group championships at the Emirates Arena.
They certainly rose to the challenge. Medal winners were:
Austin Summerhill High Jump
Kian Dick 800m (new club record)
Logan McNulty 1500m.
Eilidh Brown 200m. A brilliant run and first year in the age group.
Paul Rolfe Hurdles
Bethany McNeil Long Jump
Well done to everyone who competed, gained valuable competition experience, set new personal bests, showed outstanding sportsmanship and hopefully enjoyed the day. Thanks as always to coaches, supporters and officials who make it all possible.
Report by Denny Whiteford
Giffnock North had some successes at the U15/U20 Age taking medals
in both age categories
Alex Clark took gold in a superb U15 Boys 200m race with pb of 23.68s.
Zoe McKell won gold, after a tense and unusual jump off for top spot, in the U15 Girls High
Jump in another pb of 1.56m.
Zander Summerhill won his first medal of the day in the shot put, taking silver (unluckily on another unusual count back) with 9.96m
Calum Dick followed up his Gold at the English Champs with a silver in the U15 Boys 800m with 2.01.84. In a great race both the winner and Calum bettered the Championship record.
Zander followed up his shot medal with a bronze in a that superb U15 boys 200m race with a pb of 23.91s.
Angus Weir grabbed another National medal with a bronze in the U15 boys long jump
with 5.06m, this followed his 4th in the 60m hurdles albeit with a new pb of 9.71s.
Other non medalist worthy of a mention are Erin Ramsey making the final of the U20
Women’s 60m, Beth Fyvie making the final in the U15 girls 300m, Eilidh Caldow being 6th
in the U15 Girls 1500m final, Isabella Annand running a pb in the U15 girls 60m semis,
Ahrra Donladson’s new pb in the 60m hurdles and both Isabella and Ahrra jumping
season’s best distances in the U15 girls long jump.
In the men’s 1500m it was Gold and Bronze for Giffnock athletes with Cameron Deverill taking the title and Ross O’Brien in third.
Mark Herbert-Ruiz cleared 3.65m in the Pole Vault to take the title. He was the only competitor, you’ve got to be in it to win it!
Isla Ross won a Siver in the high jump with 1.63m clearing all heights at the first attempt.
Photo by Bobby Gavin
Report by Finlay Weir