Chloe and Leanagh star in Glasgow

Chloe and Leanagh star in Glasgow

Chloe and Leanagh pictured at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow

For over ten years now, the club have travelled each year to compete in the Scottish National Indoor Track & Field. It’s a brilliant trip and highly recommended for our athletes. This year unfortunately due to clashes with our own National Championships we had only 2 athletes travelling – Chloe Casey and Leanagh Gilligan. Both athletes put in exceptional performances to continue the club’s fine tradition at these championships.

Chloe put in a commanding performance to take the Scottish U17 Women’s Shot Putt title with a massive throw of 13.17m – over a metre clear of her nearest rival, while Leanagh was also in strong form in the U17 Long Jump placing 9th with a leap of 4.85mm. Both girls battled hard later in the day in the heats of the 200m with Chloe 5th in her heat in 28.92 and a similar result for Leanagh in 30.47.

Parents with athletes in secondary school should make a mental note of the event for next year. It generally happens in January for the U17s and in early March for the U13s and U15s … although this can change and is not confirmed by Scottish Athletics until October or November each year. It’s a super trip – not too expensive, they speak the same language over there (almost) and Glasgow is a great city!

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