Dawn U20 Javelin Record as hundreds enjoy start to #4Jathletics

Monday 15th May 2023

Photo by Bobby Gavin

Hundreds of athletes opened their track and field seasons over the weekend – as our #4Jathletics kicked off for 2023.

Three venues hosted District Championship events in three younger age groups with National Open events offered for Senior and U20 athletes.

We say a huge thank you to our hosts at Inverness (Friday evening and Saturday) and at Grangemouth and Kilmarnock over Saturday and Sunday,

As always, these events could not have taken place without a big commitment from our qualified scottishathletics Officials and a number of club folk who volunteered their help following our appeals to augment and support our Officials at the three venues.

Indeed, it has been really good to see a number of ‘Thank You’ messages across our social media from coaches, parents and athletes themselves for those who organised, hosted and officiated. We stress often that it is only via a #SALtogether approach.

Photo by Bobby Gavin

Well done to all the athletes who competed and their coaches, clubs. Results are available for each venue via the links below:

Grangemouth Results – East District and National Opens

Kilmarnock Results – West District and National Opens

Inverness Results – North District and National Opens


In terms of performances, the highlight came in the National Open throws at Grangemouth where Dawn Russell claimed a Scottish U20 Record in the javelin.

The Kilbarchan AAC athlete threw out to 47.80m. As well as U20 Record, that is third best on the all-time list.

Congratulations to Dawn, her family and her coach, Karen Costello!

The previous night, it had been good to see GB international discus thrower Kirsty Law back in action in the Highlands. Kirsty threw 54.74m at Inverness on a trip home.

Good to see the likes of Alessandro Schenini, Alyson Bell, Henry Clarkson and Adam Hoole in action in Kilmarnock – in varying conditions and wind speeds!

There was also a fine performance by Jenna Hilditch in the high jump at Kilmarnock. Jenna cleared 1.73m to post a standard for the Commonwealth Youth Games.

Tags: Dawn Russell, Grangemouth, Inverness, Jenna Hilditch, Kilmarnock

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