Glasgow Jaguars secure Premiership status for 2023

Monday 22nd August 2022

Chloe Lambert competed for Glasgow Jaguars in Bedford (photo by Gordon Innes)

By Moira Maguire

Photos on Facebook by Gordon Innes

There was an excellent result for Glasgow Jaguars in the Grand Final of the National Athletic League, where they finished runners up in the Plate Final, losing out to City of Sheffield by 14.5 points.

This result gave them a 12th place finish in the league and secures their Premiership status  for next season. Full results are on Open Track and a link to photos will be posted.

The sprinters were valuable point scorers with a win for Chloe Lambert in the B 100M and a second place finish in the B 200 for Rachel Callan in a windy 24.55.

Rachel, who had won the 400m Hurdles in the U20 international in Swansea was again victorious in the B 400m Hurdles.

Cian O’Donnell ran strongly for third place in the A 100 and there was a second place finish for Michael Carins in the B 400m and a third place finish for Georgia Morrison in the 400m B race.

Cian, Jamie Stevenson, High Jumper Cameron Forbes and Ethan Pottie gained valuable points in the 4x100m relay, while Georgia, Philippa Millage, winner of the A 800m and second in the A 1500, Anise McAuley Orr, 2nd in the B 800m and Emily Craig, third in the A 400nm Hurdles, finished runners up in the 4x400m relay.

There was further success on the track with Carolyn Cameron finishing third in the B 1500, while Alicia Paton was third in the A 3000M with Carolyn winning the B race.

Scott Connal ran a strong race to finish second in the A 110m Hurdles and there was a gutsy performance from Lauren Stoddart, who won the A steeplechase race.

Team photo from Bedford (photo by Gordon Innes)

On the field there were excellent performances from the throwers with Dawn Russell another U20 athlete to make the trip from Swansea to Bedford finishing second in the A Javelin and there was a third place finish for Robyn Connolly in the B Hammer.

Teddy Tchoudja recorded a win in the A Shot with Kiera Maxwell finishing second in the B event.

It was a clean sweep in the Women’s’ discus with a win in the A event for Kiera and a win for Haley Elliot in the B event with a PB of 38.92.  In the Men’s discus there was a third place for Alexander Mackay in the B event.

There was high scoring in the jumps with Cameron Forbes, who had won the event in Swansea finishing third in the A event and Marcus Morton, recording a win in the B event.

It was a double in the Long Jump with Reuben Nairne, winning the A event in a windy 7.35 and Euan Urquhart in his fifth event of the day winnng the B event.

Both athletes scored highly in the Pole Vault with a second place for Reuben in the A event and a third place finish for Euan in the B event.

In the Women’s event it was a second place finish for Sara Barbour, who was very close in her PB attempts at 3.68.

Kate Harvie’s win in the B High jump contributed further valuable points.

In the Triple Jump Anna Cameron won the B event while in the Long Jump it was a third place for Hannah Wallace denied a new PB of 5.59 by a wind speed over the legal limit. Holly Kirkwood made her debut for the team with a third place in the B event.

The club would like to thank the athletes, team managers, officials and supporters, who have contributed to a challenging but most enjoyable first season in the Premier Division of the National Athletics League.

Glasgow Jaguars are indebted to the support they have received from Glasgow Life, Joma and Tru Wealth.


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