Shetland athletes to represent Scotland after winning silver medals

Two of Shetland’s most talented athletes shone through at the Scottish Schools Athletics Championships in Grangemouth at the weekend.

<b>Katie Bristow and Jordan Morrison with their medals. <i>Photo: Dave Donaldson</i> Click on image to enlarge.
Katie Bristow and Jordan Morrison with their medals. Photo: Dave Donaldson Click on image to enlarge.

Jordan Morrison and Katie Bristow scooped silver medals in the javelin and 3000m respectively, earning themselves Scotland vests in the process.

Both athletes will represent their country in the Schools International against athletes from England, Ireland and Wales on the 18th of July in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Both Jordan’s throw of 46.44m and Katie’s time of 10 minutes 32 seconds were huge personal bests and place them both at number two in their event rankings.

Medal glory also came to Eilidh Peterson who took bronze in the long jump competition, jumping 4.67m, just short of her personal best.

Katie also produced a good performance in the 1500m, finishing comfortably in under five minutes in her heat. Unfortunately the breeze in the stadium stepped up for the final, but despite this Katie ran strongly to again finish in under five minutes.

Megan Smith produced a very good performance in her 100m heat to make it through to a very tough semi-final. Megan also went on to run a huge personal best in the 300m, narrowly missing out on a final place.

Athletes perform well at the Scottish Schools Athletics Championships
Athletes perform well at the Scottish Schools Athletics Championships

Emma Leask ran in a different heat to Megan in the 300m, also narrowly missing out on the final.

Sean Maver produced a personal best jump of 12.48m in the triple jump competition despite an existing injury.

On the second day of competition, Karen Bannister cleared a solid height of 1.40m but was unable to progress from 1.45m.

Eilidh jumped well in the triple jump, recording 10.05m and finishing just short of the bronze medal position.

Emma’s 800m final brought the competition to a close for the Shetland athletes. Emma’s new personal best performance of 2 minutes 21 seconds in her heat qualified her safely for the final and a solid run saw her finish 6th overall.

All athletes represented the Anderson High School and would like to thank Niall for arranging this trip.


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