Monday, 17 September 2012

East Kilbride Track & Field Championships

Sunday 16th September 2012 was the inaugural East Kilbride Track & Field Championships organised/co-hosted by East Kilbirde Athletics Club & Whitemoss Amateur Athletics Club.  Amongst the primary & secondary school pupils in East Kilbride that were invited to participate, Calderglen Harriers Young Athletes were invited to participate as being the 3rd running/athletic club in East Kilbride.
Five Harriers rose to the challenge to compete and represent the club.  The five were Lewis Barclay, Megan Anderson, Louise Brown, Emma Lawton & Clare MacMillan.  Lewis was in the under 9 category and the rest of the team were in the under 13 category. 
The under 9’s completed 3 events which were Long Jump, 60m and 300m and the under 13 completed 4 events were Long Jump, Shot Putt, 200, and 800m.
One of the best sites of the day was seeing the 4 under 13s lining up for the 800 in their Harrier vests as I am determined to see more young athletes competing for the club and fly the Harrier flag!
All athletes who ran performed well against the EKAC & Whitemoss club runners and school runners however the Emma Lawton & Lewis Barclay were successful in winning overall medals in their age group events.
Lewis Barclay achieved 3rd place overall in Long Jump & 60m and Emma Lawton achieved 2nd place overall in the 800m.  The medals were awarded the fastest times / the longest jumped amongst all the heats.
Thanks to all the athletes that competed, the parents that supported their child getting to the event and cheering, and thank you to both East Kilbirde Athletics Club & Whitemoss Amateur Athletics Club for inviting us to compete.
Will post link for results when become available.  In the meantime you can try the East Kilbirde Athletics Club & Whitemoss Amateur Athletics Club websites.

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