Kirsty throws British U17 Record as Scotland impress in Wales

Friday 26th July 2019

Kirsty Costello – British Record in U17 Hammer (subject to ratification)


Scotland field a strong U20 team at the Welsh International in Cardiff in midweek – and it proved an excellent learning experience and performance opportunity for some of our best emerging talent.

Young thrower Kirsty Costello is no stranger to age group records and the Kilbarchan AAC athlete has now added a British Record at U17 in the Hammer (4Kg) to that list with a superb 56.89m effort, which earned her second place in the competition on the night.

Scotland savoured six first places in total and those included Meeting Record performances by Livingston AC sisters, Isla and Sarah Calvert.

Sarah, just back from reaching the final at the Euro U20s in Sweden the previous weekend, also brought Scotland home to victory in an exciting Mixed 4 x 400m Relay where she had been joined by Isla, Billy Doyle and Scott Connal.

Costello’s second was one of nine seconds for Scotland athletes – an excellent effort.

Triple jumper Bera Ajala was one of those, as he reached 15.00m for the first time for a fine PB, after twice jumping 14.97m in earlier rounds.

Here’s a short summary of other highlights:

First place finishes

Cameron Wright 3000m 8:29.02 PB; Sarah Calvert 1500m 4:25.95 PB, MR; Alessandro Schenini Long Jump 7.23m; Billy Doyle 400m 48.70; Isla Calvert 800m 2:06.96 MR

Mixed 4x400m 3:31.93 (Billy Doyle 48.9; Isla Calvert 56.0; Scott Connal 50.9; Sarah Calvert 55.8).

Nine second places and four third places.

Well done to all the athletes involved and their families and coaches who made the trip to Wales or supported from afar.

And thanks to the volunteer coaches who joined scottishathletics staff for the Welsh International and made this another important development step for Scotland U20s.

With thanks to Allan Scott and Julie Mollison



Tags: Scotland, Welsh International

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