Allan Smith clears 2.25m at Senior Indoors for Scottish Native Record
The scottishathletics Track and Field Commission have ratified a number of Scottish indoor records as well as updating some older records and granting formal record status to additional events.
The most remarkable record in the current batch is arguably that of Ben Greenwood who reduced Mark Mitchell’s U17 indoor record of 1:57.17 for 800 metres to 1:51.62.
High jumpers Allan Smith and David Smith both recorded Native records at 2.25m. And there are U20 records confirmed for Mhairi Hendry and Nick Percy.
The full list of records ratified:
Indoors: National, Native and All-Comers: 4×200 (Club) 1:29.30 Pitreavie AAC. Native: High Jump 2.25 Allan Smith and David Smith.
U20: Women’s 800 2:07.00 Mhairi Hendry.
17: Men’s 800 1:51.62 Ben Greenwood. Women’s 200: 24.78, 24.62 & 24.53 Alisha Rees. Women’s 800: 2:10.28 Sarah Eunson. Women’s Pentathlon: 3611 Caitlin Edgar and 3685 Holly McArthur.
U15: Boys’ Pentathlon 2947 Joel McFarlane.
U13: Boys 800 2:20.48 Lewis Blair. Boys 60H 9.47 Reuben Nairne. Boys HJ 1.62 Owen Ashall. Boys SP 9.84 Arran Buchanan.
In addition, the following inaugural records were established for the U15 300 metres and U13 1500 metres: 300 40.39 Jack McCleneghen and 41.78 Holly McArthur (2014); 1500 metres 4:44.40 Jack Patton and 5:03.5 Carol Candlish (1978).
Formal record status has now been granted to the women’s U17 3000 metres 9:49.38 Siobhan Coleman (2005).
The following outdoor records have been ratified – U20 Men Hammer 67.17 and 67.18 Nick Percy (2013). U17 Women Javelin (500g) 41.80 Lisa O’Neill, and formal record status has been given to the 3×800 relay marks of Giffnock North 5:47.21 (Senior and U20 men), Kilbarchan 5:58.41 (U17 men), City of Glasgow AC 6:46.71 (Senior women) and Edinburgh AC 7:02.51 (U20 women).
Mhairi Hendry – 800m U20 record confirmed
Ben Greenwood – 800m U17 record confirmed