At the age group championships at the weekend Shona Ross improved on her U20 club record with a fine triple jump of 11.73m.
Also there were silver medals for Praise Olatake taking in the men’s 200m and Ellie Fulton in the women’s shot putt.
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Kilbarchan Athletic Club athletes showed some good form at the Scottish Indoor League Finals at the Emirates on Sunday, winning the under 20 girls competition.
Ellie Fulton was the star of the show with three individual wins. Ellie won the High Jump, Shot and Triple Jump, while Stephanie Lamb won the 60 metres and was 2nd in the 200m. There were also valuable points gained by Erin Campbell 60m Hurdles 2nd; Shona Ross Long Jump 2nd and Mia Shepherd 400m 5th.
Elsewhere, at the joint Home Countries and Schools Cross Country International event at Falkirk, Laura Stark, representing Scottish Schools, had a strong run for 6th in the under 20s girls race and in the equivalent boys race, Euan Gillham, representing Scotland , was 9th and overall 2nd Scot.
In the under 20s International which included National as well as National Schools teams, the Scottish Schools under 20 girls team, including Laura Stark and Iona Miller finished 3rd and in the boys team event, the Scottish team, including Euan Gillham, was 2nd.
In the younger Schools competition, and there were Silver team medals for the Junior Girls, including Leona Murray and also Silver for the Intermediate boys’ team including Andrew MacAngus. The Junior boys team, including David McNair, just missed the medals, finishing 4th.
At Alloa, Hayley Haining returned to competition to winning the Women’s ½ marathon in 76 minutes 15 seconds.
The Under 20 women strike Gold at the Emirates Arena.
The winning team on the day:
Stephanie Lamb 1st 60m, 2nd 200m
Erin Campbell 2nd 60m Hurdles
Mia Shepherd 5th 400m
Ellie Fulton 1st HJ, 1st TJ, 1st SP
Shona Ross 2nd LJ
and not forgetting the sterling efforts in the heats from
Also competing on the day were some athletes in the Relays.
Callendar Park, Falkirk, was the venue for the Scottish Cross Country Championships last Saturday with several hundred competing in the different races over a hilly course, with sunshine making it quite a spectacular event. Local interest was focussed on the fortunes of Kilbarchan Athletic Club and there were some very good results.
Euan Gillham was 2nd in the under 20 Men’s race over 8K, his time 27 minutes 35 seconds and finishing just 100 metres behind Inverclyde’s Jonny Glen. Kilbarchan won the team race with Euan getting good backing from Callum Matthews, Scott McLardie and Euan Trout.
The Kilbarchan under 15 boys, despite missing out on individual medals, packed really well as a team to win Gold, the counting quartet being Michael Simson 5, Andrew MacAngus 6, Craig Kennedy 7 and David McNair8, a great team effort from over 150 starters.
Laura Stark was 3rd in the under 17 girls race, her time 18.40 and maintaining her remarkable record of winning medals in major events. The team won Silver medals with Laura well supported by Iona Miller and Rona Tytler.
Other top ten finishers included Sarah Dempsey, 6th in the under 20s girls race while Leona Murray was 6th for the under 15 girls and Jack Patton was 9th in the under 13 boys race.
Elsewhere, Jemma Reekie competed in the UK Indoor Championships at Sheffield where she broke the Kilbarchan club under 20 girls 1500metres record with a time of 4.32.57.
Jemma Reekie continued her recent run of good form indoors with a PB and new U20 club record of 4:32.57 in the 1500m heats at the British Indoor Championship in Sheffield. An improvement of 3 seconds on her last performance indoors also at Sheffield two weeks ago.
Jemma Reekie made a successful trip to Sheffield last weekend, to compete in the English Indoor Championships. Jemma from Beith and a member of Kilbarchan Athletic Club, won the under 20 women’s 1500m in 4 minutes 36.03 seconds and also reached the final of the 800metres, finishing 5th in 2.16.64.
Kilbarchan Athletic Club Cross Country Championships were staged at Linwood last Sunday.
Donald Petrie who won the Men’s race and the Challenge Cup, covering the 6 miles in 35 minutes 59 secs to finish 200 metres ahead of Grant Sandilands with Robert Snodgrass 3rd
Sharon Hastie won the Ladies race in 40.36 and for the under 17 girls Laura Stark won 26.06 ahead of Rona Tytler with Holly Thompson 3rd; Leona Murray was 1st u15 ahead of Eilidh Gibson and Kim Crawford; Alisha Sivell won the under 13s with Rachel Muir 2nd and Louise Hastie 3rd and for the under 11s, the 1,2 3 was Gillian Finnigan, Mary Bruce, Iona Queen.
Cameron Corrigan won the under 15 boys from Kyle Irvine and Jack Patton led home the under 13 boys ahead of Lewis Hannigan and Fergal McCloskey. Oliver Patton was the under 11 boy’s winner ahead of Alexander Bassano with Ross Hastie 3rd.