Scottish Schools Championships

Scottish Schools Championships 10-11 June 2011  –  Grangemouth
Edinburgh athletes had a great couple of days at the Scottish Schools Championships. Although for once the wind kept down, it wasn’t particularly warm and there were several showers on Saturday.
Top performance came from Kimberley Reed who set a new UK and Scottish record in the U17 Hammer with throw of 55.98m adding over 2 metres to her previous best. For this performance Kimberley was awarded the Frances Barker Shield for the outstanding female performance of the championships.
In the boys events Tom Holligan was awarded the Eric Liddell Memorial Trophy for the outstanding male performance with impressive wins in the 100m (10.86) and 200m (21.64).
In the U14 boys 800m Josh Kerr won in 2.07.90 which was a new Championship Best Performance – for this he was awarded the trophy for the best 800m of the championships. He followed this up with a win in the 1500m the next day.
Other multiple winners were Silvano Marcantonio in the U14 Boys with 3 golds (100m, 200m and 80m Hurdles), Ben Robbins – 2 golds (U15 200m and 400m) and Olivia O’Hare 2 golds(U17 800m and 1500m).
EAC athletes won a total of 52 medals (24 Gold, 10 Silver and 18 Bronze) – listed below.

In addition on 4th June Freddy Smith won gold in the U17 Scottish Schools Pentathlon championships.
Edinburgh AC  Medallists

Under 14 Boys

100m: Silvano Marcantonio 1st 12.90
200m: Silvano Marcantonio 1st 25.41
800m: Josh Kerr 1st 2.07.90 CBP
1500m: Josh Kerr 1st 4.29.40
80m Hurdles: Silvano Marcantonio 1st 12.63

Under 15 Boys

200m: Ben Robbins 1st 23.46
400m: Ben Robbins 1st 52.70
80m Hurdles: Benedict Dieker 2nd 12.84
Long Jump: Calum Jones 3rd 5.54
Triple Jump Calum Jones 1st 11.82
High Jump: Benedict Dieker 3rd 1.60
Discus Ben: Robbins 2nd 38.10

Under 14 Girls

100m: Natalie Robbins 3rd 13.62
200m: Natalie Robbins 3rd 28.04

Under 15 Girls

800m: Phoebe Crossthwaite 3rd 2.23.06
1500m: Ali Hunter 2nd 4.52.36
75m Hurdles: Charlotte Robison 2nd 12.46
Long Jump: Lizzie Wells 1st 5.27
Javelin: Morayo Benson 3rd 24.06

Under 17 Men

100m: John Glen 3rd 11.49
200m: John Glen 1st 22.63 , Chris Kelly 3rd 23.58
400m: Seumas Thomson 2nd 51.94
400m Hurdles Seumas Thomson 1st 57.28
Triple Jump: Daniel Ingram 3rd 12.31
Hammer: Max Stirling 3rd 32.99

Under 17 Women

800m: Olivia O’Hare 1st 2.16.85
1500m: Olivia O’Hare 1st 4.42.18, Rachael Dunn 2nd 4.48.73
3000m: Rachael Dunn 1st 10.39.14, Emma Dunnett 2nd 10.44.72, Oonagh Dunnett 3rd 11.07.63
300m: Hurdles Kirsty McKean 2nd 48.45
Long Jump: Kirsty McKean 3rd 5.06
Shot: Naomi Symonds 1st 9.97
Discus: Kimberley Reed 2nd 28.29
Hammer: Kimberley Reed 1st 55.98 UK Record

Over 17 Women

100m: Bethanie Finlayson 2nd 12.33
200m: Bethanie Finlayson 1st 25.2
Long Jump: Faye Nicholson 1st 5.59
Javelin: Paula Gass 2nd 34.61
Hammer: Kelly Bodley 3rd 43.85

Over 17 Men

100m:Tom Holligan 1st 10.86, Max Martin 3rd 11.21
200m: Tom Holligan 1st 21.64
400m: Peter Loudon 3rd 50.37
1500m: Jake Wightman 1st 3.59.35
5000m: Jake Wightman 3rd 15.37.32 `
110m Hurdles: Cameron Goodall 1st 16.52
2000 S/C: Sam Wightman 1st 6.41.23
Long Jump: Max Martin 3rd 6.55
Javelin:  Angus Inwood 1st 44.96
Shot: Hamish Campbell 3rd 12.18

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