Scottish Schools Track and Field Championship Success

Nine athletes – 7 from Kirkwall Grammar School and 2 from Stromness Academy – attended the Scottish schools Track and field championships on June 11th and 12th in Grangemouth Stadium, Falkirk. This Championship is the premier event in the Scottish Athletics calendar and Mr Frank Dick, Chairperson of Scottish Athletics, presented the medals. Competing in perfect conditions against 221 schools from throughout Scotland all pupils achieved memorable personal best performances in there entered disciplines – each having to meet a high qualification standard to be selected to attend these championships.

Representing Kirkwall Grammar School

Thora Cant is now the Scottish schools champion in the Under 14 girls Javelin throwing a winning distance of 25.07m to take the gold medal.

Alex Kansour came second in the Under 17 boys Javelin throwing over 45m and came 4th in the High jump jumping an impressive 1.75m ( He only missed out on third place on count back of successful jumps )

Further success came with Carolynn Leslie in the over 17 girls when at the end of day two her personal best 200m sprint time of 27.17s gained her third place. She also achieved a personal best time in the 400m final coming 7th in 62s.

Sarah MacPhail, under 14 girls, High Jumped to 4th place with a great new personal best height of 1.35m and completed her 800m in 2.41m, another personal best result by 5 seconds.

Rhian Mackay, under 15 girls, ran a fast 1500m heat to achieve a personal best time of 5.12m to qualify for the final when she came a very creditable 11th place. Her strong 800m also produced her fastest time this season of 2.32m.

Alice Tait , under 17 girls, cleared 1.40m in her High Jump and achieved a great personal best time of 46.26s in the 300m.

Evie Peace, 14-15 girls, ran awesome personal bests in both the 200m (27.83s) and the 100m (13.41s) coming 8th in the final, a fantastic achievement as this was one of the largest age groups in attendance at the championships.

Representing Stromness Academy

Morna Brown , under 17 girls, achieved a new great personal best time of 46.35s in her 300m and cleared 1.45m in the High Jump placing her 7th.

Magnus Blair, under 17 boys, ran well in a fast 200m and achieved a new personal best time of 25.41s. He also ran a competitive 400m.

All pupils very much enjoyed representing their schools at this prestigious athletic championship and they would like to thank both schools for so generously supporting them to travel. Thanks also to sponsorship by Northlink Ferries and Orkney Athletic Club.

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