Injury thwarts Scott’s Medal Hope

A trio of Harriers competed at the National Track & Field indoor Championships at the Emirates Arena with mixed fortunes. First away, making her indoors debut, was Under 13 Ava Beaton in the 200m. Using it as a warm up to her main event the 800m, Ava recorded an excellent 31.49 to finish 3rd in her heat, but not quite quick enough to progress to the semi’s.  With very little time to recover she was straight back on the track for the 800m. She tired slightly in the penultimate lap before recovering to again place 3rd with a personal best time of 2 minutes 43 seconds.

Alan Mollins, stepping up to the U20 age category, smashed his personal best in the 1500m by 26 seconds. Running a very even paced race he recorded a time of 4 minutes 25 seconds to finish 7th in his heat.

The unluckiest athlete of the day was medal hopeful Scott Hannaway, who looked impressive when winning his 200m heat. Always in control he came off the final bend in the lead crossing the line in a time of 22.83 seconds, the 2nd quickest of all the athletes in the three under 20s semi-final heats. Unfortunately picking up a hamstring strain meant a disappointed Scott was unable to take his place on the track for the final.

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