#4Jathletics Elite Invitational: Joe lands Scottish U20 Record at 1500

Sunday 7th February 2021

Joe Ewing came up with a superb 1500m run at our 4J Studios Elite Invitational event on Saturday – to break a Scottish U20 Record which had stood for half a century.

Joe clocked 3:47.98 at the Emirates Arena and that’s inside the previous mark of 3:48.4 held by Frank Clement from 50 years ago in February 1971!

Well done to Joe and coach Carol Sharp with this new mark now subject to the usual ratification process.

It was one of a handful of strong performances as a small group of elite athletes were given a competition opportunity subject to Scottish Government and sportscotland approval and protocols (including pre-event testing).

Zoey Clark raced 400m for the second week in a row in Glasgow and her 52.03 performances was a new indoor PB and inside the GB qualifying standard for the European Indoors. Beth Dobbin followed Zoey home in 53.53.

In the women’s 800m, Jenny Selman delivered a very strong run for her indoor PB of 2:04.26 – with the Fife AC athlete following up a 2:05 run from the previous week.

In the mixed 60m race, there was a PB for Krishawn Aiken at 6.90 as Alisha Rees went within seven hundredths of a second of her Scottish Record – with 7.39. Zoey had ‘warmed up’ for her 400m with a 7.48 run that is her second best time for 60m indoors.

There were PBs for three Para athletes thanks to the performances of T38 Alexander Thomson with 7.54, T38 Ross Paterson with 7.79 and T35 Maria Lyle with 9.03. Krishawn and Alexander later raced 400m with times of 48.42 and 54.10 respectively.

In the high jump, Nikki Manson and Andrew Murphy both had best clearances at 1.86m.


Guy Learmonth took third place in the Men’s 800m race in Metz as he recorded 1:46.92.

That’s inside the European Indoor qualifying standard being asked by British Athletics for Poland next month with that time set at 1:48. Belgian athlete Elliot Crestan won the race in Metz in 1:46.41.

We’re expecting Guy to race again on Tuesday night at another meeting in France.


Tags: Emirates Arena, Guy Learmonth, Jenny Selman, Joe Ewing, Zoey Clark

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