Jake Wightman and Laura Muir have had Scottish National Records ratified after superb performances on one August evening in Monaco.
The scottishathletics Board have rubber-stamped recommendations from our Records Committee, led by our Historian Arnold Black, who look at performances in an historical context.
Laura broke the British Record for 1000m with a run of 2:30.82 when finishing second in the Monaco Diamond League meet on August 14.
On the same night, Jake smashed the Scottish Record for the Men’s 1500m and went to No 2 on the British all-time list with a run of 3:29.47. It was the first time a Scot had run 1500m under 3:30.
Jake and Laura of course were joint winners of our 4J Studos Performer of the Year award along with Jemma Reekie.
With track and field opportunities severely restricted by Covid-19, the 4J Studios National Open Series did deliver competition and it was great to see Meghan Porterfield twice break the U15 shot putt Record at Meadowmill.
Para athlete Kayleigh Haggo has already had her RaceRunning performance at Meadowmill recognised as a World Record for 200m in the RaceRunning RR2 category.
PERFORMANCES FOR APPROVAL AS RECORDS
The following performances have been ratified as National Records by our Board meeting on November 23.
Senior Women National 1000 Metres – 2:30.82, Laura Muir (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers), Monaco, 14 August 2020. Herculis Meeting & Wanda Diamond League. Previous record: 2:33.92, Muir, 2018.
Senior Men National 1500 Metres – 3:29.47, Jake Wightman (Edinburgh AC), Monaco, 14 August 2020. Herculis Meeting & Wanda Diamond League. Previous record: 3:31.87, Wightman, 2019.
U15 Girls Shot Putt – 13.96 (and 13.93), Meghan Porterfield (Victoria Park City of Glasgow AC), Meadowmill, 22 August 2020. National Open Series. Previous record: 13.29, Porterfield, 2019.
U15 Girls Shot Putt – 14.00 (twice), Meghan Porterfield (Victoria Park City of Glasgow AC), Meadowmill, 13 September 2020. National Open Series. Previous record: 13.96, Porterfield, 2020
Meghan Porterfield in action at Meadowmill during the 4J Studios National Open Series (photo by Bobby Gavin)
PERFORMANCES OF NOTE
300 Metres Indoor – Praise Olatoke, 34.02, Edmonton, CAN, 6 March 2020, Canada West Championships.
(As we do not recognise 300m indoor as having Scottish record status, this is noted as a Best Performance, improving on Praise’s 34.16 noted in the last Board minutes).
Women’s 24 hours Track – 236.561km, Joasia Zakrzewski, Belconnen, AUS, 25-26 July 2020. (Previous best: 233.018km, Fionna Ross).
(We have been provided information on Joasia’s split times at 100M (14:47:39), 200K (18:53:22) & 12hr (133.468km) which all appear to be better than any previous Scottish track bests. These will be recorded as Scottish track best performances)
Joasia Zakrzewksi in action on Australia as she delivered a series of awesome distances during Record-breaking 24-Hour run