Luke Caldwell in action at Glasgow 2014 on the track at Hampden (photo by Bobby Gavin)
Luke Caldwell made a superb marathon debut in America to run well inside the Team Scotland qualifying standard for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Luke clocked 2:11.33 as he placed seventh at the Houston marathon to go straight in at fifth on the Scottish all-time list.
It was a run which was agonisingly close to the GB World Champs standard for Oregon – as he missed it by three seconds.
But he was well inside the Team Scotland standard for Birmingham which is set at 2:15.12.
The 30-year-old, who is on the Scottish Athletics marathon project, competed on the track at Glasgow 2014 in the 5000m and 10,000m.
Many congratulations to Luke and his coach.
It’s been ~6(!) years since I was really proud of a race performance. 2:11.33 today at Houston marathon and it feels so good. Thanks so much for all the messages, you’re all great. A lot of people deserve a thank you but this guy is number one on the list right now pic.twitter.com/5w38ryD1yB
— Luke Caldwell (@LukeACaldwell) January 16, 2022
There were indoor events in Glasgow and Aberdeen over the weekend.
Pole vaulters gathered for the Sky High meet and results are online on the Event section page here
And in Aberdeen the local club hosted an indoor Open Graded at the Aberdeen Sports Village.
Thanks to all involved in these events and to the volunteers and Officials who made them happen.
WELL DONE to all competitors and THANK YOU to all our officials and volunteers yesterday at our second winter indoor OGM at #AberdeenSportsVillage.#AthleticsForAll #competition #performance@scotathletics @SALDevelopment @clubsportabdn pic.twitter.com/pCew7bDBfV
— Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club (@AberdeenAAC) January 17, 2022
Sky High Meet 2
Results posted and a great series of results and learning for all attending –
athlete, coaches, officials and parents. Thank you @EmiratesArena
We had a blast in relaxed surroundings.
GoVaultIn22@LindsayMcMaho15 @scotathletics @glasgowath @Glasgow_Sport pic.twitter.com/H8ZNKewPvz
— Glasgow Pole Vault School (@GPVS2017) January 17, 2022