Day two at Aberdeen – athletes chase shares in the prize pot

Sunday 14th August 2022

Brodie Young takes the finish line to claim gold in the Men’s 400m in 47.13 (photo by Bobby Gavin)

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Ben Sandilands streaked home to land Scottish Senior 1500m glory and a silver share of our £5000 prize pot – in the final event of two days at Aberdeen.

The T20 athlete clocked a new PB of 3:48.47 to win from Central AC’s Ben Macmillan and Jamie MacKinnon of Cambuslang Harriers in a thrilling finish.

‘I won the 1500m and 800m double here last year at the U20 age groups and the home straight finish very much reminded me of that last visit to Aberdeen,’ said U20 athlete Sandilands.

Brodie Young, in the Senior Men’s 400m, was another to claim a share with a strong performances and T20 Owen Miller, a training partner of Sandilands under coach Steve Doig, also delivered a bronze performance in the 5000m final.

Megan Keith had won the Women’s 1500m final shortly before the Men’s race – with the Inverness athlete committing early to a strong solo run that brought her home in 4:20.09.

Ben Greenwood could not have been closer to a slice of the cash.

The Men’s 800m defending champion won gold again but his 1:49.01 winning time was just a single hundredth of a second adrift of the bronze prize pot standard.

Home winner  . . .  Aberdeen’s Hannah Cameron wins the Women’s 800m (photo by Bobby Gavin)

In the Women’s division, there were ‘home track’ victories for a trio of Aberdeen AAC athletes.

Hannah Cameron won an exciting Women’s 800m final and moments later Roisin Harrison took the Women’s 200m gold in a race which saw the Irish athlete run 23.68 seconds. Stacey Downie took the silver and Kelsey Stewart the bronze, repeating their positions in the 100m final.

Earlier, Aberdeen AAC’s Jane Davidson had won gold in the 100m Hurdles with a 14.08 performance.

In the Men’s 200m final, Krishawn Aiken added to his 100m gold with a run of 21.26 seconds.

Brodie Young only arrived back in Scotland last Monday after representing GB and Ni at the World Juniors in Cali, Colombia.

But he made his weekend away in Aberdeen count to the full with an excellent gold in the Senior Men’s 400m final.

Brodie clocked 47.13 to get inside the bronze prize-pot standard of 47.20.

‘It was a solid run and I’m pleased to get a share of the pot because I felt I was capable of that,’ said the Airdrie Harriers athlete.

‘I’d a great experience with GB and NI at the World Juniors but that’s now six 400m races in a fortnight and a lot of travelling.’

The Men’s 5000m final was treated to an excellent finish. Falkirk’s Scott Stirling looked to have it wrapped up before Tom Graham-Marr finished faster to claim the gold in 14.88.00 (to Stirling’s 14:18.27).

Giffnock’s Conan Harper had earlier won the U20 Scottish 5000m title. In the second 5000m race,  Owen Miller clocked 14 :47.41 to post a bronze standard for his classification.

Elsewhere in terms of Para events, there were seated throws event wins for Graham Condie and for Adam Donnachie, who picked up three successes.

Rachel Maclennan won the Senior Women’s hammer gold (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Reuben Nairne completed a gold double when he won the Men’s Long Jump.

The Giffnock North AC athlete had claimed the pole vault title on Saturday and followed that up on Sunday with a leap of 7.48m which was a PB.

‘I’ve jumped 7.47 before but it didn’t count as a legal PB as the event did not have a wind gauge,’ said Reuben.

‘It was fun to compete today and win a second gold and I am happy with the PB performance at 7.48m.’

America-based Alix Still returned to the familiar surroundings of Aberdeen to win the Women’s Long Jump with 5.80m.

In the 400m Hurdles finals, there were wins for Emily Craig of Edinburgh AC and Jack Lawrie of Pitreavie AAC.

Emily retained her title in a good battle with Law and District AAC’s Leah Keissler while Jack clocked 52.51 to finish ahead of English visitor, Richard Yates (52.82).

Scott Connal of Kilbarchan AAC took gold in the 110m Hurdles final with a run of 14.61 seconds.

In throws, there was a hammer title win for Inverness athlete, Rachel MacLennan, with 50.47m. Tavistock AC’s Josh Tyler won the men’s shot with 14.63m.

Dawn Russell, the Kilbarchan AAC U20 athlete, won the Senior Women’s javelin with 41.51m.

Sara Barbour won the PoleVault with 3.65m and that was a fifth best all-time U20 Women’s performance by the Kilmarnock Harriers athlete.

Lewis McGuire landed Men’s High Jump gold with 2.20m. Andrew Peck of VP-Glasgow won the Men’s discus with 45.77.

There were a number of seated throws events with Adam Donnachie in fine form


Angela McAuslan-Kelly of Aberdeen in Women’s U17 hammer action (photo by Bobby Gavin)

U17 Champions

Men’s High Jump – Matthew Tait (Dunfermline) 1.83m
Men’s Shot Put – Bruce Robb (Pitreavie AAC) 12.69m
Men’s Long Jump – Louis Whyte (Moorfoot Runners) 6.16m
Men’s Discus – Bruce Robb (Pitreavie AAC) 43.61m

Women’s Hammer throw – Angela McAuslan-Kelly (Aberdeen AAC) 57.57m
Women’s Long Jump – Darcie Black (Dunfermline) 5.22m
Women’s Pole Vault – Cara Weir (Giffnock North AC) 2.75m

Men’s 400m – Ben Heron (North Ayrshire AAC) 49.56
Men’s 100m Hurdles – Daniel Martin (Giffnock North AC) 13.81
Men’s 800m – Caleb McLeod (Pitreavie AAC) 1:55.45
Men’s 200m – Dean Patterson (Glasgow School of Sport) 21.41 – CBP
Men’s 1500m – Jamie Phillips (Kilmarnock H&AC) 4:00.70

Women’s 1500m Steeplechase – Ariane Baillie (Pitreavie AAC) 5:17.49
Women’s 300m – Aaliyah McCloud (Central AC) 40.44
Women’s 80m Hurdles – Jenna Hilditch (VP Glasgow) 11.96
Women’s 800m – Hannah Taylor (Aberdeen AAC) 2:12.53
Women’s 200m – Shayna Asamoah (Dunfermline) 25.26
Women’s 1500m – Maja Thomson (Team East Lothian) 4:37.47

Kilmarnock Harriers athlete Jamie Phillips celebrates his 1500m win


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