Central AC as part of Forth Valley team in Scottish Women’s League – Scotstoun 12th June 2106
A magnificent seven middle distance runs by Central AC athletes were the turning point in the last match of the Scottish Athletic Women’s League at Scotstoun Stadium. As a result the Forth Valley regional team came out of the late afternoon series with a good second match place on the day and overall second in the short three match league season series.
Morag Maclarty set the scene with an infrequent outing in the senior 800m, winning in a time of 2:12.82. Under 13 Amy Kirkpatrick won the A 800mrace with another decisive victory in 2:26.85, and Grace Tindall took a strong second in 2:40.63 in the B race. The under 15 middle series saw four out of four wins for Forth Valley. Central’s Skye Henderson showed the best turn of speed from a tight bunch with 200 metres to go, to take the win in 2:24.57 in the under 15 800m A race. Ciorstadh Ainsworth then took on the B race field and she took her race in similar fashion winning with 2:28.03. For the under 15 1500m, with both A and B races running together, Forth Valley’s Daisy Cumming from the Dunfermline club and Central’s Kyra Gibb took first places in A and B fields with 4:58.77 and 5:01.48. Not to be outdone Kate Gallagher moved up the age group to take on the senior field in the 1500m and gave them a hard run, taking second place in 4:45.25.
Central athletes took top points elsewhere in the competition with Catriona Laing winning the A 300m for Under 17 in 41.09s and Madeleine Woods taking second in the B race with 44.09s . The U17 long jump was won by Anna Cameron (4.95m) with Madeleine taking another second in the B with 4.30 metres. Lucy Smith took another good win in the high jump with 1.50m whilst older sister Georgia Smith had second places in shot with 7.79m and in high jump with 1.45m. Corilidh Cook made her debut for the team to win the under 13 hurdles in a new personal best time of 11.95s to move further ahead at the top of the Scottish rankings and she came second in 100m B race. Fiona Davies took a good fourth place in the senior pole vault and Katie Burr set a new personal best in the 200m under 13 as took third place in 28.87 shooting her up rankings and had a good 7.10m throw in the shot put. Rachael Methven took a second place in under 17 shot put with 8.93m. Shona MacLay captained the all new under 15 relay team to second place with a 53.61 time after earlier taking fourth place in 100 with 13.75m.
Provisional points totals were Edinburgh AC 526.5; Forth Valley 409.5; Team West 388.5; VP Glasgow 357; Tayside 328; Lothian 297; Pitreavie AC 248.5; Aberdeen 240.