Press Release, Tues 9 Feb 2016

Callum Hawkins added another title to his name at the weekend when he won the British Universities Cross Country Championships at Gloucester. Callum, representing the University of the West of Scotland dominated the race to win by a distance in 30 minutes 33 seconds. His Kilbarchan club mate, Euan Gillham, representing Edinburgh University, also had a fine run, finishing 19th.

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More locally, it was a busy weekend busy weekend with the Scottish Universities and Colleges Indoor Championships last Saturday and the Renfrewshire Road Race Championships at Greenock, on Sunday.

And midweek earlier, the Scottish Schools Indoor Championships were staged at the Emirates where medallists included Andrew MacAngus (Gryffe HS) who won the under 16s 1500 in a personal best  4.14.73; David McNair (Castlehead HS) who won the under 16s 800m in 2.06.58; Ellie Fulton (St Matthess Saltcoats), who won the over 16s High Jump with 1.66m and was 2nd in the Shot with 11.91m; Eilidh Gibson (StColumbas School), was 2nd in the under 16s 800m, 2.19.47 and Erin Campbell (Gryffe HS) joint 3rd in the over 16s 60m Hurdles. 9.28s.

At the Unis Indoors, Jemma Reekie won the 1500m with a meeting record of 4.35.78 and Mia Shepherd won the 60m Hurdles title, timed at 10.06s. Sam Davies won the 1500m with 3.58.40 with Callum Matthews 2nd with a PB of 3.59.60. Anthony Young won the 400m time 48.90s and Sam O’Kane won the Shot with 12.80m. Shona Ross, competing as a guest, broke the club Triple Jump record with 11.07m.

It was an awful day on Sunday at Greenock for the Renfrewshire Road Race Championships but still some good performances by local athletes.

Gemma Rankin won the Ladies 5-mile race, time 30 minutes 14 seconds and Johnny Glen (Inverclyde AC) won the Men’s race in 25.50. Other Kilbarchan club medallists included Conor Thomson who won the under 17 boys race, Rona Tytler and Holly Thompson who were 2nd and 3rd in the under 17 girls event; Craig Kennedy 2nd and David McNair 3rd under 15 boys, Eilidh Gibson 3rd for the under 15 girls, Jack Patton who won the under 13 boys and Oliver Patton 3rd for the under 11 boys.

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