Young Scots relish pathway meets; Throws GP delivers PBs

Monday 27th May 2024

Scotland teams in jumps and throws competed in pathway international meets in England over the holiday weekend.

It was good to offer these competition opportunities in Oxford at the BIG event and then at Loughborough in the Shaun Pickering Memorial Throws meet.

scottishathletics Field Manager Sam O’Kane said: ‘I am delighted we’ve been able to introduce a jumps pathway opportunity this year; it is essential we’re able to give athletes the opportunity to both wear a Scotland vest and access to the right competition environments for their relevant age and stage.

‘BIG is by far the best domestic jumps meet in the UK and it provided the perfect platform for Matilda Brockley and Matthew Tait to gain competition experience in amongst some of the best senior Jumpers the UK has to offer.

‘As well as the competitive opportunity even the exposure of how the UKs top jumpers conduct themselves all the way through warm up to the runway will be invaluable insight for both athletes and I’m confident this experience will  inspire and inform going forward.’

*Alesandro Schenini, Nick Percy, Will Grimsey and Greg Millar all also competed at BIG.

Full Results :

With Thanks to Carol Jackson event director

Pickering Memorial Throws international (named for Shaun Pickering who passed away in 2023)

‘This year we were able to take a team of 10 athletes to Loughborough – with first vests for Abbey Kennedy, Victoria Anestik, Ava Mitchell – with coverage across all four throws and all three pathway age groups.

‘It was great to compete against teams from England, Wales, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, Lisbon and Loughborough University!

‘Guided by the leadership of team captain Amy Kennedy, Logan Mitchell was team Scotland’s our most outstanding performance Throwing a lifetime best of 15.06m in the shot put

Results :

With Thanks to Nick Ridgeon from England Athletics for hosting!


Our second Throws Grand Prix event took place at Grangemouth in excellent weather conditions.

Unfortunately, Hammer was not available at this event due to problems with the cage.

This allowed for additional pools in the others throws and a Triple Jump opportunity.

With over 100 entries, this produced an abundance of PBs in the throws – Shot 18, Discus 17 and Javelin 15.

Thanks once again to our wonderful group of dedicated scottishathletics Officials.

Enter now for Kilmarnock

The third Throws GP of the season is coming up at Kilmarnock on Saturday 20 July. Online entries close at 5pm on Thursday 11 July.

We are planning to host a Hammer only competition at Crownpoint on Saturday 3 August.

With thanks to Jim Green 


Tags: Grangemouth, Loughborough, Oxford, Throws GP

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