Dean Patterson in action for Scotland at the DNA Athletics event at the Emirates Arena (photo by Bobby Gavin)
The Scottish Schools Track and Field Indoor Champs made a very welcome return to the Emirates Arena this week.
And to say Records fell would be something of an understatement!
There were a number of hugely impressive performances in an all-time context with Scottish U17 Records aplenty on Wednesday.
Let’s start in the field where two of our 4J National Athletics Academy athletes were in fine form.
Ayr Seaforth’s Libby White (Wellington School) leapt out to 12.41m for a new Scottish Record and a British U17 Indoor best in the triple jump.
VP-Glasgow’s Meghan Porterfield (Duncanrigg Secondary) pushed the shot put Scottish U17 Record still further with a best throw of 14.55m.
FANTASTIC IN THE FIELD #SALachieve
We know numerous Records @SSAAschools Indoors and plan round-up on website in due course 👏
Scottish U17 Records for Libby White @ayrseaforth TJ at 12.41 + @Megporterfield2 @VP_Glasgow_AC
SP at 14.55
Congratulations !@davieTJ2010 @iriaveel pic.twitter.com/wQ35Tgtj30
— scottishathletics (@scotathletics) February 10, 2022
In the U17 age category, the Scottish 1500m Record for Indoors fell on three occasions in one day after standing for 41 years!
Team East Lothian’s Corey Campbell (George Heriots) clocked 4:00.11 only for Oliver Patton (St Columba’s School) of Kilbarchan AAC to go quicker at 3:58.78 (in a younger schools age bracket). Corey then won the O16 Boys final in a new Record of 3:55.90.
Dean Patterson (Glasgow School of Sport) followed up his Scotland appearance at the DNA event on the same track with a superb run in the 200m. Dean clocked 21.40 seconds for a Scottish Record and a British Best performance indoors in that age group.
To conclude the Record-breaking, Giffnock’s Rory Taylor-Young took down the Scottish U15 Record for 300m with 37.52 and another Giffnock athlete, Angus Weir, set U13 Long Jump Record at 5.20m.
Well done to the athletes, coaches and their clubs (and schools) and a big thank you to Scottish Schools AA and our Officials for staging the Indoor Champs.
With thanks to Arnold Black
Jack Patton on his way to Scottish U20 Indoor Record for 1500m (photo by Bobby Gavin)
*Oliver Patton’s Record run made it a remarkable double for his family. Elder brother Jack had clocked new U20 Indoor Record for 1500m last weekend at the Emirates!
Well done to both boys and their coach Robert Hawkins.