Matthew Tait clears a PB 2.10m to win High Jump gold (photo via England Athletics)
Scottish athletes delivered a strong cross-border raid on the England Athletics Age Group Champs in Sheffield.
We make it no fewer than 15 medals in total – including five golds – at U20, U17 and U15 level as well as a number of other excellent PBs and performances.
Dean Patterson took down the Scottish U20 Indoor Record at 200m in his semi-final with a run of 21.07 and followed up by winning gold in the final.
High jumper Matthew Tait also savoured the winning feeling with a PB leap of 2.10m very impressive.
There were middle distance U17 golds for Fraser Lupton of Harmeny AC and Joshua Mungin of Kilbarchan AAC and the other gold medallist was Airdrie U15 jumper Leanne Elliot.
Murray Taylor of Inverness Harriers picked up a medal double at U15 level.
Well done to ALL the young Scots and their families and coaches who made the trip south to Sheffield to experience deeper competition and pick up valuable learning in competition.
The range of events and the different clubs involved with these athletes bodes well for the future.
Dean Patterson on his way to the England Athletics U20 200m gold in Sheffield (photo via England Athletics)
Here is the medal summary for Scots in Sheffield . . .
Leanna Elliot (Airdrie Harriers) U15 High Jump 1.64m
Fraser Lupton (Harmeny AC) U17 1500m 3:58.93
Joshua Mungin (Kilbarchan AAC) U17 800m 1:54.64
Dean Patterson (VP-Glasgow) U20 200m 21.15
Matthew Tait (Dunfermline Track and Field) U20 High Jump 2.10m
Jonathan Hooper (Glasgow School of Sport) U17 Long Jump 6.73m
Caleb McLeod (Pitreavie AAC) U20 800m 1:54.44
Logan Mitchell (Kilmarnock Harriers) U17 Shot 14.43m
Holly Ovens (Fife AC) U127 800m 2.10.84
Murray Taylor (Inverness Harriers) U15 High Jump 1.78m
Charis Crawford (Springburn Harriers) U17 Pole Vault 3.25m
Mark Herbert-Ruiz (Giffnock North AC) U20 Pole Vault 4.40m
Finlay Ross (Harmeny AC) U20 1500m 4:04.98
Rohan Stewart (Worcester) U17 High Jump 1.92m
Murray Taylor (Inverness Harriers) 60m Hurdles 8.86