On a difficult, emotional day, Capital hammer-throwers Susan McKelvie and Andy Frost led a procession of Scots to achieve Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games qualifying standards in the annual Loughborough International in the East Midlands yesterday.
Queen Margaret University student Allan Hamilton, who missed the recent British Universities Championships in Bedford due to exams, bounced back to win his first significant outdoor competition of the season when he won the long jump in the British League Premier Division match at Cardiff.
Edinburgh University athletes Ray Bobrownicki and Rhona Auckland both struck gold on the second day of the British Universities Championships at Bedford yesterday.
Just back from three weeks altitude training at Font Romeu in France, where he was training so hard he did not even have a break to celebrate his 21st birthday, Lasswade track star Guy Learmonth will open his outdoor season in the British Universities Championships at Bedford this weekend.
Hammer-thrower Kimberley Reed (EAC) has turned to Scotland’s men’s record-holder Chris Black for coaching advice.
EDINBURGH’S European 800m champion Lynsey Sharp is one of 65 Scottish athletes who have been awarded grants from sportscotland.
Chris O’HARE (Edinburgh AC) is the latest Scot to bag a Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games qualifying grade in winning a 1500 metres in 3:38.48 at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto, California.
SCOTLAND’S Olympic track stars Lynsey Sharp (Edinburgh AC) and Eilidh Child (Pitreavie) will both be in action for the first time in the famous American track meeting, the Penn State Relays, in Philadelphia tomorrow.
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Friday 24 May 2013
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