Fast four – Strathclyde Uni quartet Alessandro Schenini, Fraser Angus, Lewis Brown and Greg Kelly took silver at BUCS with a Scottish National Club Record at 4 x 200m (photo via Twitter)
Scottish Senior long jump champion Alessandro Schenini enjoyed a superb double at the BUCS Champs in Sheffield over the weekend.
The Giffnock North AC athlete leapt to a new PB of 7.56m to break his own Scottish U20 long jump Record, subject to the usual ratification procedures, and take a silver medal in the competition won by Che Richards, of Edinburgh Uni.
And then, competing for Strathclyde Uni, Alessandro was part of a quartet who took silver medals in the 4 x 200m final. The team of Fraser Angus, Greg Kelly, Lewis Brown and Schenini ran 1.27.96 to set a Scottish club record – after also doing so in the heats, when they clocked 1.28.97.
There was a silver medal in the triple jump for Henry Clarkson with 15.32m while Alisha Rees improved her 60m PB to 7.38 seconds to take silver in the Women’s final. That elevates Alisha to No 4 on the Scottish all-time list with the Banchory and Stonehaven athlete of course now based at Loughborough.
Lewis McGuire took a silver medal in the high jump with 2.11m while Michael Olsen was fourth in the men’s 60m at 6.84.
Kilbarchan AAC’s English athlete, Krishawn Aiken, won the men’s 400m in 48.01. And there were fifth places for the likes of Hannah Cameron and Connor Maclean at 800m and 1500m respectively.
GB and Scotland international Luke Traynor made it two 5K races on the road in four days as he competed in Monaco on Sunday.
The Giffnock North AC athlete finished in fifth place at the Herculis 5K event with a run of 14.08 that was quicker than his time at the Armagh International Road Races last Thursday.
Traynor has been nursing a hamstring issue for a few weeks and may well now elect not to compete at the Lindsays National XC.
Running in a high quality Pacific Pursuit 10k in San Diego, Sarah Inglis recorded the 10th fastest track 10,000 metres all time by a female Scot as she crossed the line in fourth place in 32.36.89.
This was the quickest over the distance by a Scot since May 2017.
It was also a PB for the Lothian Running Club member with her time almost two minutes quicker than her previous best of 34:29.29 set in the Highgate Harriers Night of 10ks meeting at Parliament Hill in 2016.