4J Studios Indoor Age Group Champs 2022 – Day One

Sunday 20th February 2022

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It was a very welcome ‘back to business as usual’ for young athletes this weekend, as the 4J Studios Indoor Age Group Championships got underway for the first time in two years.

Almost 30 new National Champions were crowned, with the U15 and U20 age groups in competition on Day One.

It’s always hard to single out individuals for mention from a day so stacked with impressive medal-winning performances and PBs – and even more so when competition has been so disrupted for these young athletes in recent years: Just being ready to compete in 2022 is a victory not to be diminished. But a few highlights:

* It was a fine day for Law & District U15 sprinter Tehillah Ikechukwu Okonkwo (pictured above), who won both the 60m and 200m titles – with a new Championship Best Performance of 25.21 in the latter. Completing the hat-trick of titles for Law & District was Owen Murphy in the U15 Boys 200m with a run of 23.75.

* There was a Championship Best Performance also for Rory Taylor-Young of Giffnock North AC in the U15 Boys 300m, with a run of 37.44. That also gives Rory a Scottish U15 Record (subject to ratification processes).

An honourable mention also to the second-placed athlete in that race, James Clark (VP-Glasgow AC), whose time of 37.79 was also below the previous CBP of 37.82.

* Rory helped Giffnock North to dominance of the top of the podium, with four of the club’s athletes taking gold in their respective events, the other three all high jumpers – U15 double for Isla Ross (1.60m) and Noah Macleod (1.54m) along with Murray Fotheringham in the U20 (1.98).

* Clubs notching up two champions apiece were Victoria Park City of Glasgow, Edinburgh AC, Falkirk Victoria Harriers and Pitreavie AAC. For the latter it was a double victory in the U20 60m races, with Rebecca Grieve taking the women’s title in 7.74 and Rory Voss the men’s in 7.04 – scroll down to watch both those races via our YouTube channel. Great to see Rebecca back at the Emirates following her Scotland debut at the same venue, at the DNA Athletics event earlier this month.

Huge thanks to all the officials, volunteers, coaches, club supporters and family members who made the day such a success – and of course the athletes.

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The title winners were as follows:

U15 Track

U15 Girls 60mH – Jessie Caig (VP-Glasgow) – 9.38
U15 Girls 60m –  Tehillah Ikechukwu Okonkwo (Law & District AAC) – 7.84
U15 Girls 200m – Tehillah Ikechukwu Okonkwo (Law & District AAC) – 25.21
U15 Girls 300m – Hannah McDermott (VP-Glasgow AC) – 43.12
U15 Girls 800m – Megan McKay (Edinburgh AC) – 2:20.10
U15 Girls 1500m – Eilidh Dallas (Strathearn Harriers) – 4:58.38
U15 Boys 60mH – Will Ainsley (Gateshead Harriers) – 9.09
U15 Boys 60m – Daniel Kelly (Edinburgh AC) – 7.44
U15 Boys 200m – Owen Murphy (Law & District AAC) – 23.75
U15 Boys 300m – Rory Taylor-Young (Giffnock North AC) 37.44
U15 Boys 800m – Luke Culliton (Falkirk Victoria Harriers) – 2:02.97
U15 Boys 1500m – Angus Wilkinson (East Kilbride AC) – 4:26.64

Above: Eilidh Dallas (700) – new U15G 1500m champion

U15 Field

U15 Girls Pole Vault – Charis Crawford (Springburn Harriers) – 2.48m
U15 Girls High Jump – Isla Ross (Giffnock North AC) – 1.60m
U15 Girls Long Jump – Matilda Brockley (Annan and District) – 5.04m
U15 Girls Triple Jump – Lexi Grant (Elgin AAC) – 10.04m
U15 Girls Shot Put 3k – Leila Thompson (Gateshead Harriers) – 10.79m
U15 Boys High Jump – Noah Macleod (Giffnock North AC) – 1.54m
U15 Boys Long Jump – Jonathan Hooper (Glasgow School of Sport) – 5.39m
U15 Boys Triple Jump – Matthew Cox (Ayr Seaforth AC) – 8.48m
U15 Boys Shot Put 4k – Joseph Perkins (Gateshead Harriers) – 11.84m

U20 Track

U20 Women 60m – Rebecca Grieve (Pitreavie AAC) – 7.74
U20 Women 800m – Abbi Macleod (Falkirk Victoria) – 2:14.14
U20 Men 60m – Rory Voss (Pitreavie AAC) 7.04
U20 Men 800m – Scott Temple (Hartlepool Youth AC) – 1:55.39

U20 Field

U20 Women Triple Jump – Michelle Yalekhue (Notts AC) – 11.49
U20 Men Shot Put 6k – Segae Ugbe (Montrose & District) – 14.91m
U20 Men Triple Jump – Scott Sinclair (Preston Harriers) – 14.32m
U20 Men High Jump – Murray Fotheringham (Giffnock North AC) – 1.98

Above: Segae Ugbe on his way to U20 shot put victory

And finally – those U20 60m finals:


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