FPSG U17 Champs review

Monday 29th January 2018

Falkirk’s Kane Elliott leads home Joe Ewing in the 800m as both beat the previous U17 Championship Best (photos by Bobby Gavin)


Highlights video from Sunday

The FPSG Scottish U17 Champs once again caught the imagination of athletes, coaches and clubs from across Scotland – and a few more beyond.

Falkirk athlete Kane Elliott delivered the top performance of the day with a Championship Record in the 800m as he won it in 1.56.69 with silver medallist, Joe Ewing of Edinburgh AC, also beating the old record – set by Mark Mitchell back in 2004. Ross Whitelaw was third.

In the field events, there were wins early in the day for Miraji Ahmed  of Glasgow School of Sport in the triple jump with 13.73m and for Ellie O’Hara in the long jump with 5.45m.

Edinburgh AC’s Ellie wasn’t finished there, as it happened, as she also took gold in the triple jump and a bronze in the 60m hurdles with a top all-round performance. Ellie’s 11.29 was within one cm of the Championship Best in the U17 triple jump.

Similarly, North Ayrshire AC’s Scott Brindley took the pole vault title with 3.87m and won the long jump with 6.51m. The men’s high jump gold was headed for Inverness Harriers as Angus Davren won it 1.94 from Giffnock North’s Murray Fotheringham (who also cleared 1.94).

Central ACathlete, Ben MacMillan, won the U17 Men’s 1500m final with 4.17.52 and the women’s gold went to Corstorphine AAC’s Georgia Ledingham with a run of 4.52.97.

Aidan Brady of Livingston AC took the 400m gold in 50.02 to win from Billy Doyle of Pitreavie and James McIntosh of Aberdeen. The women’s 300m final was won by Emily Miller of VP-Glasgow in 40.67 as she was followed home by Lois Garland (Perth Strathtay) and Iona McDonald (Livingston).

There was a double success for English athletes in the 60m sprints finals as golds went to Megan Costello of Gateshead and Kyle Walton of Shildon. Guernsey athlete, Joe Chadwick, came up with a Championship Record in the 200m with 22.41.

Ellie O’Hara – two golds and a bronze in field events for the Edinburgh AC athlete

Angus Davren of Inverness on his way to the U17 high jump gold

Tags: Ellie O'Hara, Emirates Arena, FPSG U17 Champs, Kane Elliott, Scott Brindley

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