Brilliant young Scots post 11 events wins at U20 Welsh International

Thursday 18th August 2022

Results from Swansea

Scotland competed at the U20 Welsh International in Swansea on Wednesday evening – and performed with distinction both individually and collectively.

The match provided an excellent development opportunity for these young athletes, with some U17s give the chance as well as the main group at U20 level.

Scotland rounded off the action with victories in the Men’s 4x100m Relay and then the Mixed 4x400m Relay and that simply set the seal on a series of excellent performances.

We make it no fewer than nine other individual event wins and the overall picture also included PBs and stadium records and age group stadium records in Swansea.

The conditions in Wales were good, if a little breezy at times, and Scotland won the double in the ambulant events over 100m (thanks to Cameron Thores and Freya Howgate) and the double in the 3000m races (thanks to Hannah Ryding and Corey Campbell).

Ben Sandilands followed up his Senior Scottish 1500m title win at Aberdeen with a very impressive victory at 800m with a PB and Dean Patterson’s 21.26 run at 200m was a PB and within a couple of hundredths of a second of the Scottish U17 Record.

On the Women’s side, there were also event wins for Meghan Porterfield in the discus and Rachel Callan in the 400m Hurdles.

On the Men’s side, there was also an event win for high jumper Cameron Forbes.

Murray Fotheringham and Sarah Coutts

Scotland ready for Swansea action – team staff named

Our Team Captains for the U20 Welsh International were Murray Fotheringham and Sarah Coutts.

Murray finished third in the 100m with a PB run of 10.75 seconds and Sarah was second in the mile with a PB of 4:57.38.

Many congratulations to all these athletes and their coaches and clubs on their selections and strong performances in Wales.

And thanks, too, to the Team Staff who looked after these developing athletes on a three-day trip to Swansea!

Here’s a summary of the performances . . .

Scotland Women:

200m – Sofia Vidak: 3rd 25.31

400m – Leah Keisler: 2nd 58.37

800m – Katie Johnson: 3rd 2:12.24

Ambulant 100m – Freya Howgate: 1st 17.06

Mile – Sarah Coutts: 2nd 4:57.38 PB

3000m – Hannah Ryding: 1st 9:46.33

100m Hurdles – Maya Stewart: 4th 14.81

400m Hurdles – Rachel Callan: 1st 61.93

High Jump – Jenna Hilditch: 4th 1.61m

Triple Jump – Libby White: 2nd 11.56m

Discus – Meghan Porterfield: 1st 42.34m

Hammer – Dawn Russell: 4th 46.60m

Mixed 4x400m Relay

Calum McKenzie, Ben Heron, Rachel Callan, Sofia Vidak: 1st  3:33.71

Scotland Men:

100m – Murray Fotheringham: 3rd 10.75 PB

200m – Dean Paterson: 1st 21.26 PB (U20 stadium rec)

400m – Calum McKenzie: 6th 51.22

800m – Ben Sandilands: 1st 1:51.67 (U20 stadium rec)

Ambulant 100m – Cameron Thores: 1st 12.03

Mile – Tendai Nyabadza: 2nd 4:18.14 PB

3000m – Corey Campbell: 1st 8:18.40 (U20 stadium rec)

110m Hurdles – Adam Hoole: 2nd 14.04

400m Hurdles – Ben Heron: 3rd 55.41 PB

High Jump – Cameron Forbes: 1st 1.98m

4x100m Relay – Hoole, Fotheringham, Patterson, Rory Voss: 1st 41.27


Tags: Swansea, U20 Welsh International

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