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Scottish Records galore as athletes impress

Friday 31st March 2017

Andy Butchart was back in Scotland recently working with Scottish Institute of Sport physios after a record-breaking indoor season

Records list on scotstats.net website

It has been a stunning winter season for Scottish athletes at indoor track and field meetings – both at home and beyond these shores.

Records have tumbled from the Emirates Arena to Sheffield to New York to Belgrade with the likes of Andy Butchart and Laura Muir firmly to the fore.

But it is not just at Senior level that there have been performances worthy of Record status, with a rash of U20 success, too, and others below that level as well.

We make it 29 National, Native or Age Group Records achieved plus three Scottish bests achieved inside the opening weeks of 2017 alone. Remarkable.

The scottishathletics Track and Field Commission meeting on March 22 duly ratified a series of performances as holding Scottish Record status (National, Native, All-Comers or Age Group) – and we want to warmly thank the Records Committee for assistance in this regard.

Many congratulations to all the athletes featured and their families and coaches, as well as the clubs involved in their development over the years.

Laura Muir – Scottish indoor 1500m Record in Belgrade

NATIONAL

M3000 – Andrew Butchart 7:42.97 – New Balance Grand Prix – Boston USA, 28 Jan (Existing Record 7:49.86)

W3000 – Laura Muir 8:26.41 – IAAF World Tour – Karlsruhe GER, 4 February (8:34.80)

W60H – Heather Paton 8.34 – AAI Indoor Games – Dublin IRL, 5 February (8.34)

M3000 – Andrew Butchart 7:41.05 – Millrose Games – New York USA, 11 Feb

(intermediate time in 2M race)

W4x200 (Club) – Edinburgh AC (Siobhan Kingham, Jazmine Tomlinson, Sarah Malone, Stacey Downie) 1:40.95 – Scottish Champs – Glasgow, 4 March (1:41.28)

W1500 – Laura Muir 4:02.39 – European Champs – Belgrade SRB, 4 March (4:05.32)

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Andrew Murphy – Native Record Senior heptathlon

NATIVE

W60H – Heather Paton 8.37 – Scottish Champs – Glasgow, 28 January (8.50)

W4x200 – Edinburgh (Siobhan Kingham, Jazmine Tomlinson, Sarah Malone, Stacey Downie) 1:40.95 – Scottish Champs – Glasgow, 4 March (1:41.28)

MHep – Andrew Murphy 5402 – Scottish Combined Events Champs – Glasgow, 5 March (5275)

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ALL-COMERS

MHep – Ben Gregory (Wales) 5834 – Scottish Combined Events Champs – Glasgow, 5 March (5695)

WPen – Joanna Rowland (England) 4103 – Scottish Combined Events Champs – Glasgow, 5 March (4096)

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Alisha Rees – U20 200m Record at Senior Champs at Emirates, and then again in Sheffield

U20 NATIONAL

W3000 – Jemma Reekie 9:28.19 – Glasgow Metric Miler Meet – Glasgow, 4 January (9:48.49)

W200 – Alisha Rees 24.18 – Scottish Champs – Glasgow, 28 January (24.20)

W800 – Jemma Reekie 2:05.52 – Scottish Champs – Glasgow, 28 January (2:07.00)

W60 – Alisha Rees 7.43 – EA U20 Champs (sf) – Sheffield, 25 February (7.50)

W200 – Alisha Rees 24.18 – EA U20 Champs (sf) – Sheffield, 26 February

W200 – Alisha Rees 23.79 – EA U20 Champs – Sheffield, 26 February

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Adam Clayton in action at the Scottish U17 Champs

U17 NATIONAL

M60 – Adam Clayton 6.90 – EA U20 Champs – Sheffield, 25 February (6.98)

M4x200 – Giffnock North AAC (Joseph Connelly, Kyle McLean, Matthew Forbes, Adam Clayton) 1:31.24 – Scottish Champs – Glasgow, 4 March (1:32.09)

W4x200 —  Victoria Park City of Glasgow AC (Robyn Taylor, Emily Miller, Rebecca Love, Jade Henry) 1:43.92 – Glasgow, 4 March (1:43.94)

MHep – Joel McFarlane 4845 – Scottish Combined Events Champs – Glasgow, 5 March (4727)

MHep – Joel McFarlane 4948 – England Athletics Combined Events Champs – Sheffield, 12 March (4845)

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U15 NATIONAL

BPV – Reuben Nairne 3.35 – Scottish Schools Champs – Glasgow, 1 February (3.32)

G300 – Gemma Bruce 41.69 – Scottish Schools Champs – Glasgow, 2 February (41.78)

G300 – Gemma Bruce 41.56 – Scottish Schools Champs – Glasgow, 2 February

G1500 – Lily-Jane Evans-Haggerty 4:36.99 – Scottish U15 Champs – Glasgow, 12 February (4:43.3)

GTJ – Ellie O’Hara 10.98 – Scottish U15 Champs – Glasgow, 12 February (10.76)

G4x200 – Giffnock North AAC (Niamh Smith, Rosie McKay, Rachel Callan, Alyson Bell) 1:46.62 – Scottish Champs – Glasgow, 4 March (1:46.80)

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U13 NATIONAL

B800 – Finlay Ross 2:19.89 – Scottish U13 Champs – Glasgow, 11 February (2:20.48)

GHJ – Mya McMahon 1.56 – Scottish Combined Events Champs – Glasgow, 4 March (1.50)

GPen – Mya McMahon 2649 – Scottish Combined Events Champs – Glasgow, 4 March (2483)

*No record status (senior events)

We generally recognise records for events that have a championship event at Scottish, British or World level. The following performances are noted as best performances as the event does not have record status.

W5000 – Laura Muir 14:49.12 – Glasgow Metric Miler Meet – Glasgow, 4 January

M2M – Andrew Butchart 8:12.63 – Millrose Games – New York USA, 11 Feb

W1000 – Laura Muir 2:31.93 – Muller Grand Prix – Birmingham, 18 February

For information, the following events are recognised by IAAF that we do not recognise for Scottish records: 50m, 1000m, 5000m, 5000m Walk (Men), 50mH, 4x800m.

We recognise the men’s 3000m Walk. This was contested at the British Championships up to 2016, but it was altered to the 5000m Walk this year. It was agreed to monitor this event and if it is held as a British championship event in 2018, consider replacing the 3000m Walk with the 5000m Walk.

With many thanks to Arnold Black and the Records Committee

Jemma Reekie – U20 800m Record at the Emirates

Heather Paton – Native record at the Emirates

Tags: Alisha Rees, Andrew Murphy, Andy Butchart, Edinburgh AC, Heather Paton, Jemma Reekie, Laura Muir, Records Committee, Track and Field Commission

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