A number of Kilbarchan athletes competed in the annual representative match at Loughborough at the weekend.
Martin Lipton beat his own Kilbarchan club record for the 400M Hurdles, time 51.33 seconds with Connor Henderson also having a fine run, time 52.47 seconds. Anthony Young ran a speedy 48.55 seconds for the 400m and Jemma Reekie, representing GB Juniors, ran close to her best for the 3000metres, time 9.30.82. Continue reading Press Release, Tues 23 May 2017→
The West District Track and Field Championships were staged at Kilmarnock last weekend and Kilbarchan Athletic Club had a number of successes.
Andrew Murphy won two senior titles, the Long Jump clearing 6.57metres, also the Pole Vault with a 4.50metres clearance, while Krishawn Aiken won the 200m in 21.4 seconds and Martin Lipton won the 400m Hurdles, time 53.27 seconds.
Mia Shepherd won the Ladies 100m Hurdles (18.06) and in the under 20s girls competition, Erin Campbell won the sprint Hurdles (15.84s), Kerry MacAngus won the 800m ( 2.13.18) and the 1500m (4.32.71), Heather Fawcett won the Hammer (39.30m) and Ellie Fulton won the Javelin (36.36m)
In the under 17s age groups, Kirsty Costello was a double winner taking the girls Javelin with 34.70m and the Hammer (50.86m) while for the boys, David McNair won the 800m, 2.01.94 and Cameron Stark won the Hammer (40.49m).
A very warm afternoon ensured tough conditions as Ryan Waldron was our first runner home in 5th running 39:36 with Euan Carrick finishing in 11th place in 42:50.
Elanie Eadie was 2nd female home in 44:24.
Brian Graham finished 63rd in 56:48
Gemma Rankin represented Scotland at the Lillebaert ½ Marathon in Denmark last weekend, having a fine run to finish 5th, 1st Brit, time 79 minutes 25 seconds.
Representing Scotland in the Men’s race, Derek Hawkins, continued his comeback from injury, finishing 4th, 2nd Scot, in 66 minutes 54 seconds.
Nearer home, the first meeting of the Scottish Men’s League took place at Aberdeen with Kilbarchan competing in Division one. Praise Olatoke won the 200 metres and also won the 100m B race. Alexander Watters was 2nd in the 400 metres Hurdles, Blair Crawford 2nd in the 400 metres and Cameron Wright 6th in the 1500 metres.
Earlier in the week, Conor Henderson competed in the British Universities Championships at Bedford, where he won the 400 metres Hurdles in a personal best of 52.52 seconds.