Photo by Bobby Gavin
Alisha Rees opened up her outdoor season on Sunday – by taking down the Scottish National Record for 100m.
The women’s mark of 11.40 had been set by Helen Golden almost half a century ago with a run at Crystal Palace back in July 1974.
But Alisha duly made the new Record 11.39 with her first of two runs in an event at Dagenham, subject to the usual ratification process. In a second 100m run, Alisha clocked 11.34 windy to compete a great day’s sprinting.
The performances also give Alisha a qualifying standard for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with the Team Scotland standard set at 11.41.
Many congratulations to the Edinburgh AC athlete, who came through the ranks at Banchory Stonehaven, and her family and coach Leon Baptiste.
Alisha captained the Scotland team at the DNA Indoor International earlier this year and also broke her own 60m Record at the British Champs.
Photo at Dagenham by Beth Dobbin
Track & Field