European Junior 1500m Champion Jemma Reekie was running for the GB Junior Team over 1 mile last night in a classy field at the English Manchester International, Sportcity.
The youngest athlete in the race (in what was her debut mile) stormed away from Charlene Thomas (PB of 4:27 over 1 mile) with 200m to go to win convincingly in a time of 4:40.55.
Congratulations to Jemma on another fantastic performance.
Scottish Athletics Report
Callum Hawkins confirmed his stature as a top world class performer on Sunday, when he finished 4th in the World Marathon Championships round the thronged streets of London. The 25 year old from Elderslie, cheered on by the huge crowds, maintained his pace, finishing strongly and just missing a medal position, time 2 hours 10 minutes 17 seconds, a personal best and the best by a British athlete in the World marathon event for 20 years.
Elsewhere at the weekend, 2 of Scotland rising stars, fellow Kilbarchan Athletic Club members were representing Scotland in the Celtic Games International in Dublin.
Kirsty Costello, also from Elderslie, set a Scottish age group record of 57.83m to finish in 2nd place in the Hammer competition and David McNair from Paisley and competing in the 800 metres also won Silver, breaking the 2 minute barrier, his time 1.58.85.
Well done to David McNair who had a great run over in Dublin to take 2nd U16 800m in 1:58.85.
Congratulations to Kirsty Costello who threw @scotathletics age group record 57.83 to finish in 2nd place at the Celtic games.
Jemma Reekie continued her remarkable season at theEuropean under 20s Championships in Grosetto, Italy at the weekend. Jemma, from Beith and a member of Kilbarchan Athletic Club, had earned GB selection bywinning the 1500metres and the 3000m under 20 titles at the UK trials at Bedford last month and she celebrated with a fantastic victory in the 1500metres. Jemma took the lead with 200 metres to go and accelerated away to win Gold by 20 metres, time an impressive 4 minutes 13.25 seconds.Jemma also compete in the 3000metres and she just missed a medal position finishing 4th in 9.24.81..Altogether an outstanding weekend competing against Europe’s best young athletes.
Congratulations to Kirsty Costello and David McNair who have been selected to represent Scotland at the Celtic Games in Dublin on Saturday 5th August, Kirsty in the U18 girls Hammer and David in the U16 Men 800metres.
Congratulations to Kirsty Costello and David McNair who has been selected to compete for Scotland at the Celtic Games on Saturday 5August 2017, Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin.Kirsty in the U18 women Hammer and David in the U16 Men 800m.
Jemma Reekie has been representing GB 🇬🇧 this weekend making both the 3000m and 1500m finals.
In Saturday's 3000m final Reekie led from the front before agonisingly missing out on the podium to finish 4th.
However this afternoon there was no fade and she took off away from the field with 200m of the 1500m to go to win gold just outside her recent to win in 4:13.25.
Congratulations to Jemma impressing on the major stage across both events.