Lynsey Sharp clocked a Season’s Best when she competed in the New York Diamond League meeting on Saturday evening.
The Commonwealth Games and European Championship silver medallist was at 2.00.37 to finish sixth in a high-class 800m race won by American Ajee Wilson in 1.58.84.
Jenny Meadows finished eighth in 2.00.55 in a race which featured the top four athletes breaking the two-minute barrier.
Lynsey’s performance takes her back to the top of the Scottish women’s rankings for 800m – just ahead of Laura Muir by five hundredths of a second following Laura’s good run in Birmingham a week earlier.
The two GB internationals head a fine group of Scottish 800m runners at the moment with no fewer than 10 Scots now featuring in the top 35 in the current British rankings, with Maria Thomas having joined that group with a recent run in Spain at 2.06.76.
And there are now 16 Scots who have run under 2.10 this year with a number of younger athletes among them: Carys McAulay, Mhairi Hendry, Kathryn Gillespie, Caelidh Ross and Kelsey Stewart.
Maria Lyle – new Scottish T35 best
At the Northern Athletics U20 and Senior Champs at Sportcity, Manchester, there was a win in the Para event and a Scottish T35 100m best for Maria Lyle in 14.37.
This was a nice warm up for Maria’s trip to the IPC Grand Prix in Berlin.
Then, at the IPC Grand Prix in Grosetto, Italy, all weekend the athletes battled headwinds that varied between 2.5 and 4.5 metres per second, greatly affecting times.
But Libby Clegg recorded a 100/200m double in 12.76 (season’s best) and 26.58
Sammi Kinghorn ended her European tour with a second place over 100m and wins over 200/400 and 800m, her 400m time of 57.24 being a Scottish best and 3rd fastest in the world this year.
Sammi now enjoys a week at home before flying to Indianapolis for two meets before a mid season break. Sammi will be joined in Indy by Meggan Dawson Farrell.
Paul Davidson raced over 200m and 400m finishing 3rd over 200m in 24.45 and 5th in his 400m heat in 54.00
With thanks to Ian Mirfin
Sarah Inglis – pictured here with Callum Hawkins after Scottish 5K road success at Silverknowes
Lothian Running Club’s Sarah Inglis has been in fine form over the past couple of weeks following a spell of altitude training in Colorado.
The Canada-based Scot recently clocked two PBs at 1500m and she came up with improvement, too, at 5000m in a high quality race at the Portland Track Festival.
Sarah recorded 15.49.89 to finish seventh out of a field of 21 to move third in the Scottish rankings for the event for 2015.
And that was a massive 41 seconds quicker than her previous best of 16:31.08 set at the Glasgow Miler Meeting in May last year.
The 5000m result is online and Sarah’s recent 1500m PB was 4.12.99.
Neil Gourley raced at the same event and came up with a Euro U23 standard at 1500m. The Giffnock North AAC athlete was at 3.41.14 in Portland with GB looking for 3,42.00.
It has been good to see the improvement in Neil’s form this season and he is now third in the Scottish rankings for the event behind Chris O’Hare and Cameron Boyek.
Nick Percy – NCAA finals
Nick Percy landed a 15th place finish in the NCAA finals in America.
The Scottish Commonwealth Games discus representative had qualified for the event in Eugene at the end of his first season attending university in Nebraska.
And Nick threw 56.87m to take 15th place in the competition in Oregon.
Men’s League at Inverness – photo by Phil Downie
The Scottish Men’s League returned to Inverness for the first time in a number of years with the match staged at Queen’s Park stadium.
It proved a happy hunting ground for Aberdeen AAC as they won the Division One match with 364 points. Kilbarchan AAC were second and VP-Glasgow were third.
In Division Two, there was a win for Inverclyde AC with 284 points. Arbroath and District took second with Lasswade in third.