Weekend Round Up

The weekend of the 17th, 18th, 19th February was a very busy one for Giffnock’s Track & Field athletes with events taking place in both England and Scotland.

Microplus UK Athletics Indoor Championships, Birmingham

Many congratulations to Erin Wallace who lead out a quality field in the final of the 800m. She was overhauled on the last lap but clocked a new indoor PB of 2:01.35 to take the Bronze medal. Jemma Reekie took the title with Izzy Boffey in second place.

Our sprinters were in fine form with three of them progressing through the rounds to make finals. Alyson Bell (pictured left) clocked 7.41 in her 60m to take 7th place. Adam Clayton was also 7th in his 60m in 6.79. Erin Campbell achieved a new PB of 8.52 in her semi-final of 60m Hurdles and was 8th in the final in 8.84. Rachel Callan, returning from injury, competed in the 200m rather than her favoured 400m. Rachel was 5th in her heat in a time of 25.71

In the field events Long Jumper Alessandro Schenini was placed just outside the medals in 4th place with a best of 7.32. Alessandro (pictured right) sporting his new go faster hair do !

Pole Vaulter Reuben Nairne cleared 4.86 in his event to take 7th place.

Scottish Indoor Championships, Grangemouth

Giffnock high jumpers were in fine form at the weekend in Grangemouth bringing home four medals. Lucy Boules secured the under 20W title clearing 1.49. Cara Weir also jumped 1.49 and was awarded the silver medal on count back. (both pictured right) Under 13G, Erica Ross took a silver medal in her event with a height of 1.43. In the under 17W high jump Zoe McKell took bronze edging out team mate Brooke McClure, both clearing 1.49.

In the Triple Jump, Holly Slater secured a Bronze medal with a jump of 9.86.

Under 13 Erica Ross won her second medal in the 60m hurdles taking the title in 10.05. Erica wasn’t done there, she also took a silver in the shot putt throwing 7.89. A very successful day. Under 15 Angus Weir was also a multi-medal winner, taking a Silver in the Long Jump (5.39) and a Bronze in the 60m hurdles.

A massive Well Done to all who competed at the Championships.