Scott Hannaway stamped his class on the JK Neave memorial 100m Handicap, at Ravenscraig stadium, as he set 3 championship bests on his way to the trophy. It was impressive running by the youngster dipping under 11 seconds in his Heat, Semi and Final.
It was a great turnout with 54 athletes, young and old, lining up for the 8 heats of the age based handicap competition.
With 4 qualifying from each of the heats, all the favourites made it comfortably through to the semi-finals, with the Heat winners being Jonathan Lamont, Ava Beaton, Mark Magee, Scott McCluckie, Scott Hannaway, Sophie Campbell, Ben Campbell and Jude Dolan.
The Semi-Finals were much more tense with only the top 2 from each race progressing to the final. The closest race came in S/F 2 when Mark Magee and Scott McCluckie only just managed to catch & pass Emma Aitken on the line. It was another fine run from Emma fresh from her impressive performance at the National Championships at the weekend.
Also making his way quietly through the heats was Micky Dunn a winner and runner-up in the previous 2 years, this time though he seemed to be struggling only finishing 3rd in his heat and 2nd in the semi.
The Final itself had a familiar look as it contained 4 of last years finalists’ – Sophie McGinty, Ava Beaton, and Katie Johnson along with Micky; and as expected the 3 sprint specialists the 2 Scott’s and Mark Magee, with surprise package Leo Beaton joining them.
It was no surprise though to see Scott Hannaway burst into the lead by halfway to go 10 metres clear on the line, but behind him it was a blanket finish for the minor places, with Scott McCluckie taking the runners-up spot and Micky Dunn saving his best for the final to take 3rd.
Final: 1st Scott Hannaway 10.75, 2nd Scott McCluckie 11.58, 3rd Micky Dunn 11.87, 4th Mark Magee 12.57, 5th Ava Beaton, 6th Katie Johnson, 7th Leo Beaton, 8th Sophie McGinty.