Keira Waddell – has been throwing well so far in 2018
Young Scottish athletes really have been in fine form so far in 2018 with a number of age group records broken.
And thrower Keira Waddell took another step forward with a PB in the javelin in Manchester at a BMC meeting on Tuesday that reached 45.70m.
Subject to the usual ratification procedures, that will push on still further Keira’s own Scottish U17 National Record in the javelin, already set earlier in 2018.
The Edinburgh AC athlete, coached by Douglas Cameron, is ranked at No 3 in the British rankings for her age group and Alison Grey of scottishathletics was with her in midweek as part of our Manchester Throws Project (which is in the first year).
Well done to Keira, her family and her coach and all involved in helping with her development.
The FPSG Age Group Champs will be the place to be for athletes in the U20, U15 and U13 categories towards the end of the track and field season.
We’re headed for the superb facilities at Aberdeen Sports Village this year to stage those three events on the weekend of August 18/19.
That’s the weekend after our Senior Champs at Grangemouth, when U17 athletes compete for national medals, final places and PBs.
Entries are open online now on our Events Section and we would urge athletes and their coaches and clubs to make the FPSG Age Groups the top target for their outdoor season.
Enter the U20 Champs – August 18/19 (programme split over two days)
Enter the U13 Champs – on Saturday 18 August
Enter the U15 Champs – on Sunday 19 August
We’ve been delighted with the response by the track and field community to scottishathletics National Championship events in recent years so it would be great to get that level of support once again.