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Next stop Manchester for Lawrie after Native Record

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Jack Lawrie on his way to a Native Record in the 400m Hurdles at Grangemouth on Sunday (photo by Bobby Gavin)

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Scotland head for the Manchester International tomorrow at the Manchester Regional Arena – with a number of the team in fine form.

It’s two years since the pilot event saw Scotland send a team south for the first time and that was repeated again in the summer of 2017.

The scottishathletics Track and Field Commission saw it as a second international opportunity in the year for our athletes to follow on from the traditional early-season Loughborough International in May.

Jack Lawrie  is the pick for the 400m Hurdles and he proved he’s ready with a strong run at the FPSG Senior Champs at Grangemouth on Sunday.

Despite the wet and windy conditions, Jack came up with a Native Record run for the event with his 50.75 seconds improving the mark set at 51.07 by Rich McDonald back in 2001.

Jack’s run in fact was arguably the closest anyone managed to a share of the prize pot at Grangemouth until Nick Percy‘s discus throw with the Men’s 400m Hurdles standard set at 50.50.

Scotland will face teams from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ulster, GB Juniors and a British League and UK Women’s League select. The main event is from 4pm to 9pm and tickets are only £5 per adult with U16s free.

Giffnock North AC athlete, Erin Wallace, is the GB Juniors pick for the Women’s mile.

Scotland soar at 2017 Manchester International

Scotland selections for Manchester International 2018

Alec Thomas 100m Katy Wyper
Sandy Wilson 200m Katy Wyper
Shawn Wright 400m Kelsey Stewart
Jamie Williamson 800m Mhairi Hendry
Sol Sweeney 1500m
3000m walk
110/100m H Heather Paton
Jack Lawrie 400m H Anna Nelson
Lachlan Oates 3000m S/C
Lewis McGuire High Jump
Paul Ogun Long Jump Sarah Warnock
Triple Jump Zara Asante
Scott Huggins Pole Vault Courtney MacGuire
Angus McInroy Discus Kirsty Law
Hammer Natalie Robbins
Greg Millar Javelin
Shot Putt Mhairi Porterfield
Wilson, Alec Thomas, Stephen Dunlop, Greg Kelly 4 x 100 relay Wyper, Paton, Chloe Lambert, Warnock, Asante
Plenderleith, Shawn Wright, Lawrie, Williamson 4 x 400 relay Hendry, Lambert, Stewart, Nelson

Tags: Jack Lawrie, Manchester International, Scotland

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