Law to captain Scotland in Manchester

Tuesday 15th August 2017

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Scotland head for the Manchester International for the second successive year this midweek – with Kirsty Law handed the captaincy honour.

The event was staged for the first time last August as a successful pilot at the Regional Arena (formerly SportCity track) in the Etihad sports campus.

It’s the second track and field international opportunity for athletes to represent Scotland in 2017 following on from the Loughborough International match.

Discus thrower Law wore the Scotland vest at Loughborough in May to equal the highest number of representative appearances for that fixture held by Eilidh Doyle. 

Now Performance Director Rodger Harkins has asked Kirsty to take on the captain’s role on Wednesday and the thrower, who came through the ranks at Inverness Harriers, is delighted.

Initial selection announcement

‘Competing for Scotland has always been hugely important to me, ever since my very first international in 2002,’ said Kirsty.

‘I get a real buzz from pulling on a Scottish vest as I’ll be doing again in Manchester so I’m hugely proud to be captaining Scotland here.

‘In fact this is probably the proudest moment of my career apart from competing at Hampden in the Commonwealth Games.

‘It’s also quite strange that this very nearly never happened. I turned down last year’s Manchester international because I’d decided to retire from major competition after a poor year and it was only in April that I changed my mind on a training trip to Portugal.’

Scotland Men:

Michael Olsen 100m; Fraser Angus 200m; Shawn Wright 400m; Cameron Steven 800m; Euan Campbell Mile; Luke Traynor 3000m; David Feeney 110m Hurdles; Jack Lawrie 400m Hurdles; Michael Deason 3000m steeplechase

Allan Smith High Jump; Paul Ogun Long Jump; Aidan Quinn Triple Jump; Jax Thoirs Pole Vault; Angus McInroy Discus, Shot; Andy Frost Hammer; Greg Millar Javelin

Scotland Women:

Katy Wyper 100m, Beth Dobbin 200m; Kelsey Stewart 400m; Mhairi Hendry 800m; Philippa Millage Mile; Steph Pennycook 3000m; Heather Paton 100m Hurdles; Kirsten McAslan 400m Hurdles; Lauren Stoddart 3000m steeplechase

Emma Nuttall High Jump; Jade Nimmo Long Jump; Carolyn Harvey Triple Jump; Kirsty Law Discus; Mhairi Porterfield Shot; Myra Perkins Hammer

Men’s 4 x 100m Relay: Olsen, Angus, Adam Clayton, Kade Thomas

Women’s 4 x100m Relay: Stacey Downie, Paton, Katy Wyper, Chloe Lambert

Men`s 4 x 400m Relay: Wright, Lewis Brown, Martin Lipton, Steven

Women`s 4 x 400m Relay: Stewart, Downie, Jill Cherry, Hendry, Dobbin

GB call-ups for Rees and Reekie

Kirsty Law in action at Grangemouth ty

Tags: England Athletics, Kirsty Law, Manchester International, Rodger Harkins, Scotland

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