Kilbarchan AAC athlete Jemma Reekie has caught the attention recently with a Scottish U20 indoor record at 3000m and then her last-leg run in the International Relay at Holyrood.
She followed that up with an overall PB for the 1500m at 4.21.57 – and that is fourth on the all-time list for U20 at 1500m indoors for women.
Other notable performances include Callum Matthews who also ran a 1500m PB edging out Ben Potrykus (Pitreavie) and club mate Scott MacAulay in a closely fought finish running 3:57.17. Scott ran 3:57.23 (also a PB).
Craig Kennedy had an excellent run finishing just in front of Jemma in that mixed 1500m race in a time of 4:20.70. Also Josh Hendry won the proceeding heat in 4:23.05 (a 15 second PB from his previous 2015 effort). Josh also ran an 800m PB in 2:08.59 finishing 2nd in that heat.
Andrew MacAngus secured a new PB of 4:10.23 over 1500m.
Multi event athlete Andrew Murphy was in action in the field winning the shot put with a 12.87m final throw. He also jumped 1.96m in the high jump.
Shona Ross broke the club women’s Triple Jump record with 11.59m.
Andrew Costello threw the furthest in Shot Pot pool 2 with a 9.82m throw, with sister Kirsty throwing 9.04m to finish 6th.
Anthony Young finished 3rd over 400m in a time of 49.40, Connor Henderson ran 51.19 in his heat.
In the 300m event Rachel Shaw ran a time of 47.34
Mackenzi Cunningham ran 8.28 in the 60m dash, Kerry MacAngus won her 800m heat in 2:14.52, and also set a new PB of 4:39.79 in the 1500m race.
Callum Hawkins came so close to winning the International Cross Country race at Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park last Saturday, just losing out by a second, to USA’s Leonard Korir, whose winning time for the 8K race was 24 minutes 3 seconds. A world class run by Callum against top quality opposition which included Sir Mo Farah who was 7th in 24.49.
There were some other fine performances by Kilbarchan athletes in the associated Scottish Inter districts Championship events which included top athletes from East, West and North Scottish districts.
David McNair was 2nd in the under 15 boys race, time 13 minutes 37 seconds, with team mates Jack Patton 13th and Lewis Patton 15th. Also a fine run by Alisha Sivell 4th in the under 15 girls race in 15.05 while Rachel Muir was 6th in 11.56 and Louise Hastie 9th in 11.59, in the under 13 girls event. For the under 17 girls, Rona Tytler was 17th and Kim Crawford 28th and for the under 17 boys, Andrew MacAngus was 22nd and Craig Kennedy 25th.
In the Senior Women’s race, Sarah Dempsey was 7th in 23.29, with Elspeth Curran 17th, 23.59.
Also, in the associated Junior 2.5K Road Run, Aurelia Tiffoney was 3rd in 9.24.
David McNair took silver in the Under 15 boys with a fine display just behind Giffnock’s Hamish Arnitt. Jack Patton finished 13th closely followed by Lewis Hannigan in 15th as the West finished just 2 points behind the East in the team event.