Track and field records confirmed

Saturday 13th September 2014

Jax Thoirs

Jax Thoirs: National record at Grangemouth, Native Record at Hampden

Photo by Bobby Gavin


Congratulations to all athletes and coaches


Lynsey Sharp and Laura Muir have had Scottish National records at middle distance confirmed by scottishathletics.

The Track and Field Commission of the sport’s governing body has recognised a series of performances over the course of the 2014 summer season.

And those include middle distance records broken by the Team Scotland pair in Zurich and Paris.

Laura broke the 1500m record held by Yvonne Murray in a Diamond league race in the French capital on July 5. The Dundee Hawkhill Harriers athlete clocked 4.00.07 with a fantastic run to eclipse both Murray and Liz Lynch in the record books.

Lynsey broke the 800m record held by Susan Scott at the European Championships in Switzerland on August 16 en route to a silver medal. The Edinburgh AC athlete ran 1.58.80.

Jax Thoirs cleared 5.61m in pole vault at Grangemouth on July 2 and that has been rubberstamped as a National/Native Indoor Record.

There is also confirmation that the Scotland 4 x 400m men’s team at the Commonwealth Games – Kris Robertson, Jamie Bowie, Greg Louden, Grant Plenderleith – set a National Record in their heat on the Friday night at Hampden. The quartet ran 3.03.94.

Among younger age groups, there was an impressive U17 run at 1500m by Josh Kerr when winning the England Athletics title. The Edinburgh AC athlete clocked 3.52.46 to beat a record which had been held by Glen Stewart for 27 years.

All the Records (including a series of All-Comers marks set at the Commonwealth Games) are listed on the SATS website.


At Pitreavie, Scottish Relay Championships, 15 June
4×100 Relay (U13 Girls) – 53.46 Central AC
3×800 Relay (U15 Girls) – 7:00.08 Giffnock North AAC

At Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scottish Schools Championships, 21 June
Pole Vault (U15 Boys) – 3.70 Andrew McFarlane

At Bedford, England Athletics Championships, 21 June
Pole Vault (U20 Women) – 3.85 Anna Gordon

At Grangemouth, Open Graded Meeting, 2 July
Indoor Pole Vault (National/Native) – 5.61 Jax Thoirs (& 5.40)

At Paris, France, IAAF Diamond League, 5 July
National record
w1500 Laura Muir 4:00.07.

At Hampden Park, Glasgow Grand Prix, 11 July
All-comers records
100 Kemar Bailey-Cole JAM 10.03, then Nickel Ashmeade JAM 9.97/+0.3 & Michael Rodgers USA 9.97
5000 Hagos Gebrhiwet ETH 13:11.09
110H William Sharman ENG 13.21/+0.7
400H Javier Culson PUR 48.35
SP Tom Walsh NZL 21.23 & Reese Hoffa USA 21.67
w400 Francena McCorory USA 49.93
w1500 Sifan Hassan NED 4:00.67
w400H Eilidh Child SCO 54.39
wLJ Tianna Bartoletta USA 6.97/+0.3 & 6.98/+1.2
w4x100 GBR (Asha Philip, Ashleigh Nelson, Jodie Williams, Desiree Henry) 42.74
Native records
HJ David Smith 2.22
PV Jax Thoirs SCO 5.35
w400H Eilidh Child SCO 54.39

At Hampden Park, Glasgow Grand Prix, 12 July
All-comers records
400 Issac Makwala BOT 44.71
1500 Silas Kiplagat KEN 3:32.84
4×100 Great Britain & NI (Richard Kilty, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, James Ellington, Daniel Talbot) 38.39
w100 Dafne Schippers NED 11.03/+0.9, then Michelle Lee-Ahye USA 11.01/+0.3
w200 Dafne Schippers NED 22.34/+0.2
w800 Ajee Wilson USA 1:59.68
w3000S Hiwot Ayalew ETH 9:10.64
w100H Queen Harrison USA 12.58/+0.2
wPV 1 Fabiana Murer BRA, Katerina Stefanidi GRE & Yarisley Silva CUB 4.65
Native records
1500 Chris O’Hare SCO 3:35.06
w800 Lynsey Sharp SCO 2:00.08
w3000S Eilish McColgan SCO 9:44.69

At Grangemouth, Scottish Men’s League, 13 July
Native record
HJ Ray Bobrownicki 2.24 & 2.28


Scotland's 4 x 400m relay sqaud at Hampden

Scotland’s 4 x 400m Men’s squad at Hampden


At Hampden Park, Glasgow, Commonwealth Games, 27 July to 2 August
All-comers records
400 Kirani James GRN 44.24
10000 Moses Kipsiro UGA 27:56.11
3000SC Jonathan Ndiku KEN 8:10.44
HJ Derek Drouin CAN 2.31
4×100 Trinidad & Tobago 38.33 & Jamaica 37.58
4×400 England 3:00.46
w100 Blessing Okagbare NGR 10.93 & 10.85
w200 Blessing Okagbare NGR 22.25
w400H Kaliese Spencer JAM 54.10
wTJ Kimberley Williams JAM 14.11 & 14.21
wHT Sultana Frizell CAN 71.97
wJT Kim Mickle AUS 65.96
wHep Brianne Theisen-Eaton CAN 6597
w4x100 Jamaica 42.44 & 41.83
w4x400 Jamaica 3:23.82
National records
4×400 Scotland 3:03.94
Native records
PV Jax Thoirs 5.35 & 5.45
DT Angus McInroy 57.28
4×400 Scotland 3:03.94
w5000 Laura Whittle 15:33.72
wMar Susan Partridge 2:32:18
w3000SC Eilish McColgan 9:44.65
w4x400 Scotland 3:33.91

At Zurich, Switzerland, European Championships, 16 August
National record
w800 Lynsey Sharp 1:58.80

At Bedford, England Athletics Under-17 Championships, 30 July
U17 1500 Josh Kerr 3:52.46

Everyone at scottishathletics would like to congratulate the Scottish athletes involved in these confirmed records and their coaches and families and those at clubs involved in their development over the years.


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