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