It was fantastic performances all round as the young Greenock Glenpark Harriers contested their Track & Field Championships at Ravenscraig Stadium. In blazing sunshine, 46 athletes competed over 100m, 600/800m, 300m and Long Jump. There were big improvements in performances in all the events from last year, testament to the hard work put in by the youngsters and their coaches. Highlighted by the fact that 30 Championship records were broken over the 35 events.
In the under 9’s Beth Docherty was the dominant girl winning all 3 track races but was pushed into 2nd by Aimee McEleny in the long jump. Jonathan Lamont was impressive in the distance events, but in the 100m sprint Samuel Cushnaghan took the honours with Murray Brown winning the long jump.
In the under 11’s Summer Taggart was impressive striking gold 3 times, with Erin McEleny out leaping her to stop the clean sweep; while the boys’ gold medals were split evenly between Leo Beaton and Douglas Campbell.
Under 13’s Ava Beaton and Ben Campbell were unstoppable on the track, but were out leapt by Sophie Campbell and David Docherty in the long jump.
In the under 15 age group Harris Morrison showed his all-round ability by winning the 4 boys events. Emma Aitken blasted away from the field to win the 100m, Abbie Tosh made it a double by winning the 300 & 800metres with Francesca McKay gaining success in the Jump.
Scott Hannaway made it looked effortlessly as he cruised to victory in both the 100m and 400m taking just 11 and 53 seconds. His 2nd place in the Shot Putt to Mark Magee sealed enough points to win the overall Senior T&F title.