Jake Wightman pictured in Monaco last summer when he broke the Scottish outdoor 1500 record (photo via Diamond League)
Jake Wightman has broken the Scottish men’s indoor 1500m mark in New York tonight.
Jake clocked 3:34.48 for second place in the race at the World Indoor Tour event – and eclipse the 3:35.72 Record held by Josh Kerr and set a couple of years ago.
Australian athlete Oliver Hoare finished strongly in the last lap to get beyond Jake and clock a superb 3:32.35 that was inside his outdoor PB.
Jake had bravely taken the race out and ultimately he was just outside the British Record for indoors, held by Peter Elliott at 3:34.20.
Well done to Jake and coach Geoff Wightman on once again improving Scottish standards and adding the indoor 1500m to his outdoor 1500m mark.
Wonderful front running performance from @jakeswightman for most of race. It pays off as Jake finishes second with a fantastic PB and @scotathletics indoor 1500m record – 3:34.48. Previous record held by Josh Kerr – 3:35.72. Congratulations Jake, great start to the season.
— Leslie Roy (@leslie_roy1) February 13, 2021
There were a few strong performances by Scots in a couple of elite invitational events in England on Saturday.
Andy Butchart was in 1500m action in Manchester and took second place in the race in 3:40.82 in his first run at this distance for a couple of years.
Sol Sweeney clocked 8:10.40 in the 3000m and Joe Ewing was at 1:50.63 in the 800m. Erin Wallace came home in her 1500m race in 4:14.29 and Eloise Walker was at 9:23.20 for 3000m.
And, in Loughborough, Alisha Rees improved her Season Best for 60m to 7.37 seconds. In a second race, Alisha then clocked 7.36 seconds.
High jumper Will Grimsey cleared 2.16m and leads the British men’s rankings thus far for 2021.