26th May 2018
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Impressive medal haul for athletics team

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Nineteen Shetland athletes took home 25 medals from the North District Championships in Inverness on Saturday.

Shetland’s nine gold medals performances came from Lauren Odie in the under-15 girls’ 800 metres, Faye Richardson in the under-20 women’s 100m, Jenny Richardson in the under-20 women’s 200m, Eilidh Peterson in both the under-20 women’s triple jump and long jump, Rory Goodlad in the under-15 boys’ javelin, Tom Jamieson in the under-15 boys’ triple jump, Sean Maver in the under-17 men’s triple jump and Karl Robertson in the senior men’s hammer.

The eight silver medal performances came from Claire Johnston in the under-13 girls’ javelin, Faye Richardson in the 200m, Elaine Park in the senior women’s hammer, Sam Maver in the under-15 boys’ javelin, Rory Goodlad in the under-15 boys’ long jump, Scott Jeromson in the under-20 men’s javelin and Lee Williamson in both the senior men’s 100m and 200m.

The eight bronze medal per­formances came from Jessica Anderson in the under-15 girls’ shot, Eilidh Peterson in the 100m, Tom Jamieson in the 100m, Jason Riise in the under-15 boys’ javelin, Sam Maver in the long jump, Gareth Robertson in both the under-20 men’s 100m and 200m and Karl Robertson in the 100m.

Other notable performances came from Claire Johnson in the 100m and the shot, Holly King in the 100m and long jump, Kirsty Laurenson in the 100m and long jump, Jessica Anderson in the 100m, Jenny Richardson in the 200m, Sam Maver in the 100m, Jason Riise in the long jump, Sean Maver in the long jump, Scott Lawson in the 100m and 200m and Karl Robertson in the shot.

A spokeswoman for Shetland Amateur Athletics Club said: “This was an excellent day of performances with many of the younger athletes making their competitive debut on the main­land.

Saturday’s event was the second of the competitions on the Shetland calendar, with the next being the HIPPO competition at Clickimin on 7th June. That competition will be open to all current and would-be athletes over the age of nine and details will be publicised in the coming week.

The spokeswoman thanked the SIC community development dep­artment and Northlink Ferries for the financial assistance, without which the trip would not have been possible.

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