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Heather sets new Record; High jumpers on form; Winter throws meet

Tuesday 14th January 2020

Heather pictured competing outdoors at Loughborough last season (photo by Bobby Gavin)

There were some fine performances by Scottish athletes over last weekend – in track and field as opposed to muddy cross country at Stirling.

Heather Paton broke her own indoor mark in the 60m hurdles with a run of 8.28 seconds now awaiting ratification as a new Scottish Indoor Record. Heather had twice run 8.34 previously to hold the Record.

Congratulations to Heather, her family and her coach.

In the High Jump, GB and Team Scotland international Nikki Manson opened her season with a superb 1.86m clearance.

Emma Nuttall cleared 1.80m and there was a PB for Carmen Neat at 1.77m. Well done to all three high jumpers for very fine early-season performances.

Meanwhile, Meghan Porterfield threw a new indoor U15 shot put record of 12.80m at the SAIL league meet, held on Sunday at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

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There was superb dedication on display at Grangemouth Stadium on Saturday for the scottishathletics Winter Throws Meet – not only from athletes, but also officials and supporters who withstood the heavy rain.

Results are now online (provisional at the time this story is published).

Throws coordinator for scottishathletics, Alison Grey, was keen to express her gratitude to the people who made it all happen, and the athletes who participated:

Tags: Carmen Neat, Emma Nuttall, Heather Paton, Nikki Manson

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