Press Release, Tues 12 May 2015

The first meeting of the Scottish Mens League was staged at Grangemouth last Sunday where Kilbarchan Athletic Club finished 4th in the Division 1 competition.

The Kilbarchan Throwers were in top form with Andy Dawkins winning the Shot (13.73m) and also the B Discus competition; Sam O’Kane 2nd in the Discus (39.91m) as well as winning the B Shot; Remi Caudoux winning the Javelin (55.48m) and Andrew Cunningham 1st in the B event.

Also in the Field events, Jack Lochans won the High Jump with a 1.95m clearance.

On the track Jim Prazan was 3rd in the 400m Hurdles while Krishawn Aiken was 3rd in the 400m with Connor Henderson winning the B race.

Thre were several other useful performances including Sam Davies 4th in the 800m in 1.57.99 while Russell Mountford was 2nd in the B race, also 4th in the 1500m 

 

The Kilbarchan club also  had a number of young athletes at Rowardennan last Saturday, competing  in the Ben Lomond Junior Hill Races, a Scottish Championship event.

Best placed was Laura Stark, second in the under 17s Category behind Pitreavie’s Emily Nicholson.

Laura’s  time for the 4.3K course, which involved two steep climbs, was 22minutes 52 seconds and she is assured of selection for the Scottish team for the World Mountain Running Youth Cup in Bulgaria at the end of June. Also with a chance of selection, is Rona Tytler, who finished 4th, her time 24.09, while 5th was Katie Hall in 25.22.

In the under 15s category, won by Inverclyde’s Nuala McCheyne in 13.49, Leona Murray was 5th in 14.20 with Alisha Sivell 7th and Eilidh Gibson 8th ..

 

Arthur Smith

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