Press Release, Tues 26 Aug 2014

Kilbarchan Athletic Club had a number of young athletes competing in the Scottish Age Group Championships at Aberdeen last weekend, with some success.

Rory MacLean was on top form, winning the under 13 boys 100m in 12.66  seconds and the 200m in 26.61 seconds, both club records and Kirsty Costello for the under 13 girls, also had a successful day winning the Hammer with a throw measured at 31.87m and was 2nd in the Javelin with a personal best of 23.85m.

Also for the under 13 girls, there were fine performances from Eilidh Gibson, 2nd in the 800m (2:28.79) and Leona Murray, 3rd in the 1500m (5:11.64).

Hammer throwers did well in the under 15s age group with Heather Fawcett 2nd (40.83m) and Andrew Costello also 2nd (45.64m), in their respective events while Michael Cairns hurdled well for 3rd in the under 15 boys 80m event, time a PB of 12.39s.

In the under 17s category, Jemma Reekie was a clear winner of  the 800m (2.14.16) and Laura Stark finished strongly to win the 1500m in 4.46.88.  For the boys, Ewan McKerral (4.44.88) and Conor Thomson (4.56.06), competed well for 2nd and 3rd in the 1500m steeplechase while Bobby Crossan was 2nd in the Javelin competition, 45.42m.

There were more successes in the under 20 age group where Mia Shepherd won her Hammer competition with a PB of 37.63m while Gavin McArdle and Callum Matthews  were to the fore in the 1500m, finishing 1st and 3rd in the 1500metres and Euan Gillham was a clear winner of the 5000m in 15.06.50.

Other finalists included Ross Wallace u15s 800m 5th; Sam McNair 6th and Euan Trout 7th in the under 17s 1500m; Emma Devine 7th under 17s 100m; Shona Ross u17s Triple Jump 7th; Mia Shepherd u20s Sprint Hurdles 7th.

Arthur Smith

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