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4J Studios Virtual SUPERteams 3 20th September and Athletics round up

Published on Monday, 02 November 2020 14:13

Pitreavie Athletes of all ages were thrilled to return to their home track after months of major restrictions limited access to competitions.  Over 80 athletes, from ages under 9 to masters, took part in the first home grown event since lockdown.  The fully COVID compliant meet was challenging to put together, but the support of officials, athletes and parents ensured it was a huge success.  Organiser Nicola Moriarty said, ‘after getting the club up and running again, this felt like the next step in this new journey, and we hope to build on this in the winter months – restrictions permitting.’

 

SUPERteams 3 consisted of 4 challenges – 75m sprint, standing long jump, overhead throw, and long jump.  The youngsters did exceptionally well, with the U13G taking 1st place across the whole of Scotland with 1362 points, while U11G and U11B placing 3rd on 1042 and 1114 points respectively.   Laurie Hunter was top scorer for the U13G, coming 1st overall in Scotland on an astonishing 396 points, with Sophie Mackie placing 6th U13G on 325 points, Christy Cameron just pipped to place 7th on 324 points, and Jenna Young 10th on 317 points. 

 

Meanwhile, the U11B had great scores with Fraser Muir 296 points, Murray Roy 293 points, Campbell Braid 271 points and Brodie Simon on 254 points.  Also, for the U11G, Isla Gourlay scored 280 points, Mia Fairweather 275 points, Esme Deacon 246 points, and Bonnie Seath 241 points.  

 

The U13G achieved top places across a number of the individual events.  The 75m sprint saw Laurie Hunter placed 1st with an astonishing 10.70s (95 points), and Christy Cameron joint 3rd on 11.00s (93 points) with Skye Smith of Springburn Harriers and Connie Sanderson of Edinburgh AC.  Pitreavie U13G also dominated in the overhead throw, taking 4 of the top 5 places; Laurie placing 2nd on 16.60m (129 points), Anna Mitchell 3rd with 13.60m (101 points), Sophie Mackie 4th on 13.22m (97 points), and Rachel Jennings 5th on 13.09m (96 points).  Similarly, the long jump saw outstanding performances with Pitreavie U13G gaining the first 6 top spots – Laurie Hunter 1st 4.09m (103 points), Sophie Mackie 2nd on 4.02m (100 points), and Jenna Young 3rd 3.71m (88 points).   U11B weren’t to be left behind gaining 6 of the top ten long jump places, with Fraser Muir placing 1st with 3.57m and 84 points.

 

A combination of open gradings events held on the same day as SUPERteams, lus races in Trafford, Manchester, also saw some superb performances in the Pitreavie U15s.  Caleb McLeod is now ranked no 1 U15B in Scotland over 300m, 3rd in Scotland over 800m and 8th in the UK over 800m, with Erin Macfarlane ranked 1st U15G in Scotland over 800m, Katie Thomson 2nd and Lily Simon 3rd over the same distance. over 80 athletes from Under 9 to masters took part

 

The club was also thrilled to receive 3 shortlisted nominations at the 4J Studios Scottish Athletics and JogScotland annual awards, with Francis Smith in for Development Coach of the Year, Rebecca Grieve in for U17 Performer of the Year, and Paul Allan and Nicola Moriarty jointly nominated for the Innovation Award.

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