Monday, September 20, 2021

Joint Scottish League

Men's League (Joint Scottish Leagues) meeting No 2, Grangemouth, Sun 13 July 2021

 VPG men were well represented in this meeting, which took the form of an OGM with a selected number of events. It was good to see a number of new members taking part, some under our club name and some for the Team West combine in which we compete in the new Scottish National Junior League for U17 & U20 age groups. It was a great day and a host of PBs were set, some however with wind assistance over the 2.0mps limit.

 In the 100m Jamie Stevenson ducked under 11 secs for the first time when taking 4th in Race 1 with 10.97 (wind +2.4). New member Ethan Pottie scorched to a legal PB of 11.00 (+1.7) in winning Race 2 and Euan Urquhart was 6th in 11.55 . Alkali Jammeh was 7th in Race 3 in 13.01 (+4.3). Then Ben McGuire, another new member, surprised himself by winning Race 4 in a PB of 11.20 (+2.3). Sol Stewart was 2nd for Team West in Race 2 in a legal PB of 11.17 (+1.7) and Dakota Sattar posted a PB of 12.04 (+5.1) for 4th in Race 8.

 Christpher Boyle, 4th in 52.38 and Ewan McArthur 6th in 54.29,  had their work cut out in windy conditions of 400m Race 2, in which Zoey Clark was a surprise entrant in 3rd place.

 The U20 110m Hurd;les was a triumph for our runners. Ross Morgan for Team West won in 14.73 and Ben Chatham was 3rd for VPG in 15.34 (wind assistance of +2.4). These are massive PBs and doubtless herald even greater improvement. Not since Chris Baillie's days have we had a high hurdles breakthrough like this.

 Our high jumpers occupied the top 3 positions. Lewis McGuire won with 2.05m, Marcus Morton took 2nd with 1.95 and Gavin Wilson took 3rd for team West with 1.90, both season's bests. Well done to all.

 Hugh Stevenson

Men's Team Manager