Jaguars are Eton-bound for exciting Premier Division debut

Thursday 30th May 2024

Throwers Amy Kennedy and Meghan Porterfield (photo by Gordon Innes)

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By Moira Maguire

Glasgow Jaguars will face their biggest challenge yet as they head to Eton for the opening fixture of  the National Athletics League, and their first season in the eight-club Premier Division.

Athletes will face top class opposition with Thames Valley Harriers, Harrow, Woodford Green and Essex Ladies, Windsor Slough Eton and Hounslow, Blackheath and Bromley, Sale Harriers and Birchfield the other competing clubs.

Scotland internationals Stewart Greenhalgh, Finlay Waugh and Ethan Pottie are joined by GB Junior international and Youth Commonwealth Games silver medallist Dean Patterson in a strong men’s sprint squad, while Sarah Malone, Lois Garland, Kathryn Christie  and Kelsey Stewart swap the blue and white for the pink and black this weekend.

Kyle Alexander  has started his season strongly and will be looking for a fast time in Eton.

Ben Heron in hurdles action for Scotland at Loughborough (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Following his debut for Scotland in Loughborough Ben Heron will wear the Glasgow Jaguars vest for the first time in Eton in the 400MH alongside Connor Henderson in a strong pairing.

Fellow Scotland internationals Amy Kennedy(Shot), Teddy Tchoudja (Shot), Meghan Porterfield (Discus)  and Dawn Russell (Javelin) are joined by Kiera Maxwell (Discus) in a strong throws team while Men’s team captain Andrew Peck (Discus) will be looking to build on his strong start to the season.

Matthew Tait (High Jump) is another Scotland international to wear the pink and black for the first time while fellow international Sara Barbour (Pole Vault) will be hoping to take advantage of top class opposition to further improve her PB.

Kathryn Christie at Loughborough (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Women’s Team Captain Lauren Stoddart will enjoy the opportunity to run in a strong field in the steeplechase while Jayne Nisbet, Commonwealth Games finalist in the High Jump in Glasgow and fresh from a sub three-hour marathon, makes her debut for the club in the 5000m.

Briagha Cook (Long Jump), Maya Stewart (100M Hurdles), Katie Hulme (400MH),Charlotte Bevan (4×100), Hannah Gay(Hammer),Charlotte Clare (800M),Abbi McLeod (400M), Aidan Page (800M), Jamie Smith( 800M), Sam Kane (Long Jump), James Hayward(Hammer) and Sam Fernando (streeplechase) come into the team for the first time and join the team stalwarts from previous seasons in the first of three matches.

Huge thanks to the officials, who gain maximum points for the club and to the team managers and coaches, who are travelling to support the team.

Live results will appear on Open Track with regular updates on Twitter.

We are indebted to our sponsors Glasgow Life and Joma with thanks to scottishathletics who have provided advice and support as the club has grown in strength and continues to provide a valuable pathway for  athletes.

Sara Barbour at Loughborough (photo by Bobby Gavin)



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