There were nine medals and a host of personal bests as Central AC athletes competed for their schools at the Scottish schools indoor championships at the Emirates Arena.
Top performance in the Over-16s was Coirilidh Cook of Balfron HS who won the 60 Metres Hurdles in a personal best 8.97 seconds. She went on to place eighth in the flat 60 Metres final in 8.29s after running a personal best 8.20s in her heat. Daniel Ferguson of Lornshill Academy took silver in the Boys 60 Metres Hurdles in a personal best 8.50s then set another personal best in the 60 Metres semi-finals with 7.56s. Euan Smith (Dollar Academy) was also on the podium in the flat 60 Metres with an excellent bronze with a personal best 7.28s after placing sixth in 60 Metres Hurdles in a personal best 8.85s. Aidan Grevemberg (Balfron HS) also reached the 60 Metres final taking fifth with 7.32s. Kyra Gibb (Dunblane HS) was our other track finalist placing tenth after setting a personal best 4:52.70 in the heats to qualify.
In the field, Erik Escala (Dunblane HS) won silver in the Shot Put with 13.04s, just getting pipped for gold. Molly Cornes (Balfron HS) just missed out on the medals with fourth in the High Jump with 1.50m and also took eighth in the Long Jump with 4.97m.
- Rebecca Cumming (Dunblane HS) Triple Jump – 8.24m 10th
- Jamie McNaught (McLaren HS) Long Jump – 5.29m, 12th; 60 Metres heat – 8.01s
- Aidan Grevemberg (Balfron HS) 200 Metres semi-final – 24.19s personal best in heat
- Shona McLay (Stirling HS) 200 Metres semi-final – 27.35s in heat, 60 Metres heat – 8.38s
- Briagha Cook (Balfron HS) 200 Metres semi-final – 26.64s personal best
- Erik Escala (Dunblane HS) 200 Metres semi-final – 23.42s in heat
- Lois Burch (McLaren HS) 60 Metres semi-final – 8.47s personal best, 60 Metres Hurdles heat – 9.56s, 200 Metres heat – 27.52s
- Jack Haughton (Dunblane HS) 200 Metres heat – 24.35s
- Lucy More (McLaren HS) 60 Metres heat – 8.5s
- Adam McGregor (Dunblane HS) 60 Metres heat – 7.92s
- Lyle Hunter (Dollar Academy) 200 Metres heat – 26.24s, 60 Metres heat – 8.00s
- Mavia Duncan (Balfron HS) 300 Metres heat – 46.69s
- Oliver Holden (McLaren HS) 800 Metres heat – 2:11.95
- Sam Grivell (Lornshill Academy) 800 Metres heat – 2:15.43
- Ethan Thomson (McLaren HS) 800 Metres heat – 2:16.73
- Grace Tindall (Alva Academy) 1500m heat – 5:01.96 personal best
In the Under-16 age group Connor Bell of Balfron HS was the standout performance. In the heats Connor cruised round in 4:22.06 to qualify. This time was in fact enough to set a new club Under-15 indoor record. In the final he ran away from the field and smashed his club record to take gold in a superb 4:12.08. He followed this with a fine silver in the 800 Metres as he came close to his own club record with 2:05.39. Behind Connor, Cameron MacMillan (Dollar Academy) placed tenth after setting a personal best 4:22.61 to reach the final.
Katherine Fowler was Central’s other winner in the 60 Metres. She had the worst possible start to her competition. When cruising at the end of her 200 Metres heat she caught a spike in the track and took a tumble meaning she was unable to finish. She was left with friction burns on her knee but returned the next day for the 60 Metres. She safely negotiated her heat in a personal best 8.08s then semi-final in 8.19s but was up against stiff competition in the final. However she ran away from the field to win in a personal best 8.05s. This was Katherine’s first ever gold medal in a national level event.
Euan Wilbert of McLaren High was on great form in the 60 Metres Hurdles as he took silver in a personal best 9.04s. Central had three athletes in the final with Robb Ferguson (Lornshill Academy) just out of the medals in fourth with 9.30s after a personal best 9.20s in the heats, which would have earned him a medal in the final. Tyler Hunter (Dollar Academy) reached his first ever national final placing eighth, after a personal best 9.49s in the heats.
Amy Cully of Wallace High was on superb form in the 800 Metres as she smashed her personal best with 2:21.87 to take a bronze medal. This was Amy’s first ever medal at a national level event.
In the Boys 800 Metres, Ruaridh Burns ran a personal best 2:10.89 to reach the B final.
In the field Jack Campbell was just outside the medals in the Pole Vault as he cleared a personal best 2.40m for fourth.
- Finlay Marchant (Wallace HS) 200 Metres heat – 26.59s, 60 Metres heat – 8.23s
- Summer Maclean (Wallace HS) 1,500 Metres heat – 5:04.59
- Euan Docherty (Dunblane HS) 800 Metres heat – 2:20.05
- Jack Campbell (McLaren HS) 60 Metres Hurdles heat – 9.70s
- Teagan McIntosh-Blacklock (Stirling HS) 60 Metres heat – 8.68s personal best
- Catriona Kane (Dunblane HS) 1,500 Metres heat – 5:08.77 personal best
- Robb Ferguson (Lornshill Academy) 60 Metres heat – 8.22s
- Carys Gibb (Dunblane HS) 1,500 Metres heat – 5:13.90 personal best
- Hannah Tams (Alva Academy) 60 Metres heat – 9.01s
- Megan Dunlop (McLaren HS) 60 Metres heat – 8.88s
- Olivia Darwin (Alva Academy) 60 Metres heat – 9.02s personal best
- Ellie Beavan Whitty (Dollar Academy) 60 Metres heat – 9.22s
- Erin Miller (Dunblane HS) 60 Metres heat – 9.26s