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 Thomas100mKaty Wyper
Sandy Wilson200mKaty Wyper
Shawn Wright400mKelsey Stewart
Jamie Williamson800mMhairi Hendry
Sol Sweeney1500m
3000m walk
110/100m HHeather Paton
Jack Lawrie400m HAnna Nelson
Lachlan Oates3000m S/C
Lewis McGuireHigh Jump
Paul OgunLong JumpSarah Warnock
Triple JumpZara Asante
Scott HugginsPole VaultCourtney MacGuire
Angus McInroyDiscusKirsty Law
HammerNatalie Robbins
Greg MillarJavelin
Shot PuttMhairi Porterfield
Wilson, Alec Thomas, Stephen Dunlop, Greg Kelly4 x 100 relayWyper, Paton, Chloe Lambert, Warnock, Asante
Plenderleith, Shawn Wright, Lawrie, Williamson4 x 400 relayHendry, Lambert, Stewart, Nelson

Tags: Jack Lawrie, Manchester International, Scotland

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