Team HIPPO, Scottish Young Athletes League, Scotstoun.

16 Athletes travelled to Scotstoun on Saturday 23rd July to take part in the Scottish Final of the Scottish Young Athletes League as part of Team HIPPO. The conditions were good with the sun shining and only a slight breeze to contend with.

Under 13’s – Erin Montgomery was competing in the Shot Putt and threw 6.93m, just missing out on a bronze medal but gained a new PB and also achieved a Amateur Athletic Association (AAA) Grade 4.

Lewis Leslie was also competing in the Shot Putt and threw 6.82m which gave him a Gold Medal in the B String of the competition.

Amy Davis was in the High Jump and jumped 1.25m, just missing out on a PB but she achieved a Grade 4 performance.

Kayla Smith was busy on the track and field. She ran well in her 70m hurdles finishing 5th overall, gaining a PB of 12.75 and a Grade 3 performance. She also took part in the long jump where she won a gold medal in the U13 section with a jump of 4.33m and another Grade 3 performance. Finally she was part of the 4x100m relay team that finished 4th with a time of 57.62s

Erina Brown took part in two events one after another, her first being the 800m where she finished in a time of 2:40.30s which was good enough to win her the bronze medal. Without any chance to catch her breath she was straight into the long jump competition, where due to her earlier efforts in the 800m and the increasing temperatures she found it tough and finished with a jump of 3.79m.

Jennifer Bichan with family support in the crowd ran a very determined 1200m and took 6 secs off her PB finishing in a time of 4.28.17 secs.

Jack Duncan ran a very determined 800m finishing in a time of 2:31.72, just missing out on a gold medal in the B string but gaining a Grade 4 performance.

James Nicolson performed exceptionally well in his first major competition. Taking part in several events, the first being the 100m where he finished in a time of 13.58s which is a new PB with electronic timing. He then took part in the shot putt and finished with a distance of 8.23m which was good enough for 5th place overall. He was also part of the 4x100m relay team which finished with a time of 54.25s

Andrew Davis who has being struggling with a slight injury took part in the 800m where he put up a determined performance to finish with a time of 2:35.98s. He was also part of a make shift 4x400m relay team who surprised everyone, finishing third in a time of 4:18.22s and winning the bronze medal.

Dana Sutherland was asked to compete in several events due to last minute call offs and took it all in her stride. Firstly she took part in the javelin for the B string where she threw a distance of 19.73m which was good enough for the gold medal. Then she threw the shot putt 6.38m and helped the team win much needed points. Finally it was the long jump where she came performed consistently well and finished with a best jump of 4.58m and gained a Grade 4 performance.

Jodie Drever only had the track events to think about and she certainly stood up well to the test, her 100m time of 13.51s gives her a new PB with electronic timing. She was also part of the 4x100m relay team which finished in a time of 54.43s which was just outside the bronze medal place.

Sarah MacPhail had two events to contend with, the first being the high jump where she finished with a jump of 1.40m, slightly below her high standards but good enough for the bronze medal. Her next event was the 800m where she finished with a time of 2:40.07s

Alex Stevenson had a choice of taking part in almost every event, but decided on the javelin, 100m, and high jump. Unfortunately these events happened to be one after the other which meant no rest between. His 100m was 13.43 secs, High Jump was 1.45 m and his Javelin was 33.72 where he came first with a Gold and also achieved a Grade 4 performance. He finished the day with the 4 x 100m relay and the team came 6th.

Magnus Bichan had both the middle distance races to contend with. His first was the 1500m where he took an incredible 12 secs off his PB finishing in a time of 4:44.90. He still had plenty left in the tank as he lined up for the 800m where he put in a credible performance and took 9 secs off his PB in a time of 2:21.96.

Steven Skea had 3 field events to contend with, High Jump, Long Jump and Shot Putt. He started the day off well with 5.40m in his Long Jump, a new PB. He then moved across to the Shot Putt where he stood in because of a call off and earned the team valued points. He finished with High Jump where he came 2nd in the B string with a 1.60m jump, just missing out on his PB.

Team Hippo ended the competition in 4th place with Edinburgh Athletic Club taking 1st place. Overall it was a fantastic team performance by all Orkney and team Hippo athletes. We would like to thank Northlink Ferries, Dounby Centre and WR Tullocks for their continued support.

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