Central AC Press Report – our press report this week has been overshadowed by the tragic death of Anthony Quinn, a promising young endurance runner, who lost his life at the weekend in a tragic accident.
Central Athletic Club’s Kathryn Gillespie pulled on a British vest to run to a superb fifth place in the 1500metres at the Under 20 European Championships in Eskilstuna, Sweden at the weekend. In a race won by fellow Brit, Bobby Clay, Kathryn was never out of place at this level to finish in 4min 25.64secs.
Some seven Central athletes pulled on Scottish Schools vests to compete in Saturday’s Under 17 Schools International at Grangemouth against teams from England, Ireland and Wales. Kate Gallagher once again underlined her potential with a bronze medal in the 3000metres, running 10min 11.85secs. Bevhan Trevis also caught the eye with a new shot put personal best of 12.29metres for fourth overall. Bevhan also competed well in the discus with a best throw of 33.70metres. Cameron McCorgray was another to be lifted by the occasion as he leapt to a new personal best of 1.92metres for fifth. Charlie Dineen was called into the team at short notice and ran 14.77secs for 100metre hurdles, a time just outside his personal best. Jack Houghton showed good form in the 400metre hurdles to finish in 63.03secs while John MacLennan’s swift 11.20seconds reduced his personal best in a guest race before going on the compete in the 4 x 100metres relay.