Alyson sets new Scottish U20 Record; Glasgow Jaguars finish fourth

Monday 4th July 2022

Alyson in action for GB Juniors at the Loughborough International in May (photo by Bobby Gavin)

British Athletics website – Mannheim report day one

British Athletics website – Mannheim report day two

Alyson Bell pulled on a GB and NI vest again at the weekend – and came up with another Scottish U20 Record for 100m.

The Giffnock North AC sprinter was competing for the British U20 team at the Mannheim International in Germany, with the team looking towards the World Juniors event in Colombia later this summer.

And Alyson duly came up with a run of 11.57 seconds into a slight headwind (-0.5) to better the mark of 11.58 she had set at Loughborough in May.

Well done to Alyson, her family, coach Billy Glasgow and Anne Scott, who has been supporting in coaching terms while Alyson studies in Edinburgh.

That was another good moment for Scottish sprinting after excellent news in the Team Scotland announcement for Birmingham 2022.

Alyson followed up her Saturday run by being part of the women’s 4x100m relay squad who finished in second place behind France on Sunday. The quartet’s time of 44.18 is the seventh fastest in history for a British U20 team.

It was an impressive showing from a team which is improving with each performance and will be focusing on success in Cali next month.

With thanks to British Athletics


Relay action from Match Three (photo by Gordon Innes)

OpenTrack Results

Glasgow Jaguars delivered another fine National Athletics League performance in Match Three at Ashton.

There was a strong third place finish for the women and fifth for the men to give the team an overall fourth place and their highest point score total for the season.

The sprinters took advantage of pleasant conditions with Cian O’Donnell recording lifetime bests of 10.41 to win the A100m and 21.14 for third in the A200m. It was also PB time for Ethan Pottie in 10.57  to win B100m. Both contributed to a second place finish in the 4x100m.

In tremendous form after news broke of her selection for Team Scotland in the 4x100m relay squad, Sarah Malone recorded a lifetime best of 11.61 +3.0 in the guest race and 11.76 +2.4 wind to win the A100m.

There was a second place finish for Chloe Lambert in the B100m, a third place finish in the A 200m and to round off a busy day she contributed to a second place finish in the 4x100m and a win in the 4x400m relay.

Freya Cowan made her debut for the team with a second place finish in the B200m.

U20 athlete Anise McAuley Orr was in sparkling form with a win in the A800m in 2.11.90, for a huge PB, a win in the B400 in a season’s best and she contributed a 57.8 relay leg as part of the victorious 4x400m relay team.

Ewan Purves was another U20 athlete to shine lowering his PB in the 800 to 1.57.62 and recording a win in the B400m.

Another debutant in the team Scott Stirling scored valuable points with a second place finish in the 5000m and decathletes Andrew Murphy and Euan Urquhart were big point scorers with Andrew gaining valuable points in the Pole Vault, 110m H, Discus, Javelin and Shot while Euan competed in the Shot, Discus, Javelin and had a strong third place in the Long Jump with a PB of 6.96m.

Other athletes to achieve PBs were Hannah Wallace with 5.53m in the Long Jump and Lewis Craigie with 36.74m in the Hammer.

Glasgow Jaguars were unseeded and ranked 15th in the Premiership at the start of the season and after three fixtures currently lie in joint eighth.

As things stand, it looks like they will  lose out on the A final by just 24 match points but will contest the B Finals at Bedford on August 20 feeling confident of a high place finish.

With thanks to Moira Maguire

Tags: Alyson Bell, Glasgow Jaguars, Mannheim

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