Nick Percy set a Scottish Native Record at the Senior Champs at Grangemouth last August (photo by Bobby Gavin)
Four Scottish Olympians broke National Records on seven occasions during a superb summer in 2016 – with those performances now established ‘on the books’ of scottishathletics.
Andrew Butchart, Eilidh Doyle, Laura Muir and Lynsey Sharp were all in superb form, with Butchart and Sharp setting National Records in Rio and Muir setting those in the 1500m and the mile.
And British discus champion, Nick Percy, pushed out the distance in his event on three occasions since early June with a 63.38 performance in Sweden in July now ratified as the new National Record for that event.
Percy also set a Native Record at just under 60m at the Scottish Senior Champs at Grangemouth in August with all of these among those considered for approval by the Records Committee and subsequently rubber-stamped by the Track and Field Commission.
Alisha Rees set U20 National Records at 100m, while Combined Events has also seen Scottish Records at age group level over the past summer with Howard Bell, at U20, and U17 athlete Holly McArthur setting new marks.
There has also been progress on new events and a couple of historical performances and all at scottishathletics would like to forward our thanks to the Records Committee for their hard work and diligence in up-dating these lists.
Lynsey Sharp – National Record in Rio (photo by Mark Shearman)
Below we list the detail from two separate meetings, with these performances now ratified as Records (in whatever category or age group)
3000m, Andrew Butchart, 7:45.00, British Athletics Grand Prix, Birmingham, 5 June.
Discus, Nick Percy 61.27, NCAA Championships, Eugene, 10 June; 61.78, Throws Meet, Helsingborg, 11 July.; 63.38, Throws Meet, Helsingborg, 22 July.
5000m, Andrew Butchart, 13:08.61, Olympic Games, Rio De Janeiro, 20 August
(Note: records earlier last summer by Butchart and Percy have previously been ratified)
One Mile, Laura Muir, 4:19.12, Bislett Games, Oslo, 9 June.
400m Hurdles, Eilidh Doyle, 54.09, Herculis Meeting, Monaco, 15 July.
1500m, Laura Muir, 3:57.49, Anniversary Games, London, 22 July. 3:55.22, IAAF Diamond League, Paris, 27 August
800m, Lynsey Sharp, 1:57.69, Olympic Games, Rio De Janeiro, 20 August
Discus, Nick Percy, 59.90, Scottish Championships, Grangemouth, 14 August
Alisha Rees – U20 Record at 100m
Decathlon, Howard Bell, 6623, Scottish Champs, Aberdeen, 3 July.
100m, Alisha Rees, 11.73, UK Women’s League, Swansea, 4 June. 11.63, UK Under-20 Champs, Bedford, 18 June.
1500m, Adam Scott, 3.52.07, BMC Grand Prix, Manchester, 14 May.
400m Hurdles, Holly McArthur, 60.23, UK Under-20 Champs, Bedford, 19 June.
Heptathlon, Holly McArthur, 5051, Scottish Champs, Aberdeen, 3 July.
Triple Jump, Miraji Ahmed, 13.63, EA Champs, Bedford, 28 August
Javelin, Keira Waddell, 38.59, Throws Grand Prix, Livingston, 23 July. 41.93, Celtic Games, Swansea, 6 Aug
Hammer, Kirsty Costello, 53.95, EA Champs, Bedford, 27 August
*300m, Jade Hutchison, 40.18, Open Graded Meeting, Grangemouth, 7 September
*4 x 300m, Central AC (Abigail Davison, Shona McLay, Katie Sharkey, Emma Mailer), 2:49.40, Scottish Champs, Aberdeen, 3 July.
(* new event)
1500m, Emma Johnson, 4:44.32, Schools Championships, Grangemouth, 11 June
4 x 100m Relay, Central AC (Mia Glen, Coirilidh Cook, Katie Burr, Amy Kirkpatrick) 53.33, Scottish Championships, Grangemouth, 14 August
The 4 x 300m metres for U15 boys, U17 women and U15 girls were contested for at the relay championships on 3 July. As they now have championship status, they are eligible to be recognised for records.
In addition to the performance noted above, the following historical performances were ratified as the inaugural records.
2:34.78 Edinburgh AC (Silvano Marcantonio, Josh Kerr, Jake Roulstone, Sandy Wilson), UK YA League Final, Manchester, 2 September 2012.
(Club) 2:48.83 Edinburgh AC (Rosie Wilson, Erin Boddie, Kirsty McKean, Hannah Cameron), UK YA League Final, Manchester, 2 September 2012.
(National) 2:40.93 Scottish Schools AA (Elizabeth Musgrove, Katie Purves, Hannah Cameron, Kelsey Stewart), UK Schools Games, Sheffield, 14 September 2013.
U15 girls now contest the 300m and the triple jump as championship events. In addition to the performance noted above, the following historical performance was ratified as the inaugural record.
Triple jump, Caron Leckie, 10.55 (-0.1), NatWest Island Games, Visby, Gotland, 27 June 1999.
4 x 200m relay 1:43.94 Giffnock North AAC (Amy Donaghy, Sophie Haldane, Rochelle Moukala, Freya Menzies), Emirates Arena, 20 March 2016.
4 x 200 m relay 1:51.98 Giffnock North AAC (Alyson Bell, Niamh Smith, Mary Rose Cairns, Lara Sturgeon), Emirates Arena, 20 March 2016.
*In the course of some historical research, it was discovered that the women’s native record for the heptathlon was wrongly shown as 5331 by Jayne Barnetson from 1988.
An earlier performance by Valerie Walsh (Tonbridge AC) – 5420 at the 1986 Commonwealth Games – had been ratified as a native record at the time and this has now been re-instated.
With thanks to Arnold Black