Results: 2016 Scottish Indoor Championships

Glasgow, 30 January 2016.

Full results from the Emirates Arena. Astoundingly, all Triple Jump competitions took place in the warm-up area, away from paying spectators, instead of the runway in the Arena, a privilege awarded to all the Long Jump events. Matt Butler highlighted the situation in this morning’s Independent newspaper and hopefully the situation will not repeated at future events for the sake and respect of athletes, spectators and the Triple Jump event.

Senior Women:
1. Gillian Cooke (Edinburgh) 11.60m
2. Carolyn Harvey (Ayr Seaforth) 11.25m
3. Hazel Shanley (Livingston) 11.04m (=PB)
4. Siobhan Kingham (Elgin) 10.94m; 5. Shona Ross (Kilbarchan) 10.84m; 6. Karen McClymont (VP-Glasgow) 10.65m; 7. Alex Inglis (Glasgow School of Sport) 10.21m; 8. Megan Roberts (Perth Strath) 10.05m; 9. Sarah Waters (Guernsey Island) 9.74m.

It was a case of experience triumphing over youth as, 15 years after taking 4th place in the Commonwealth Youth Games in the event, Gillian took the honours from 19 year-old Carolyn in 2nd place and 16 year-old Hazel who equalled her PB, set just 3 weeks ago, in 3rd.

U17 Women:
1. Kara Dobbie (Glasgow School of Sport) 11.02m (PB)
2. Kate Mackay (Aberdeen) 10.48m (PB)
3. Bryony Patterson (Lasswade) 10.35m
4. Frances Sealy (Banchory Stonehaven) 10.18m; 5. Kirsty Snaddon (Falkirk) 10.11m; 6. Ava MacLean (Glasgow School of Sport) 9.94m; 7. Abigail Galpin (Guernsey Island) 9.81m; 8. Nicola Lyttle (Larkhall) 9.55m (PB); 9. Rachel Elder (Lasswade) 9.48m; 10. Annabel Mackay (Stornoway) 9.38m; 11. Laura Cunningham (Craughwell) 9.30m; 12. Rebecca McLure (Glasgow School of Sport) 8.94m.

15 year-old Kara improved on her PB, set only 2 weeks ago, by a massive 80 cm ahead of Kate, who added 27 cm to her previous best. Bryony was just 8 cm off her PB in 3rd.

Senior Men:
1. Chukwudi Onyia (Kent) 15.29m
2. Ross Jeffs (Jersey Spartans) 14.60m
3. Jonathan Guille (Guernsey Island) 13.34m
4. Henry Clarkson (Lasswade) 13.22m; 5. David Wilson (VP-Glasgow) 12.83m; 6. Findlay Donegan (Elgin) 12.05m;  7. Stephen Leek (Livingston) (M35) 11.22m.

Chukwudi retained his title from last winter with a promising 15.29m leap, just 11 cm below his best, despite still recovering from recent injury problems. In 2nd pace Ross produced his best form since last winter, when he reached 14.97m indoors, while Jonathan edged the bronze medal by just 12 cm.

U17 Men:
1. Aidan Quinn (Glasgow School of Sport) 13.91m (Championship Record) (PB)
2. Daniel Callanan-Forde (Craughwell) 12.33m
3. Calum Henderson (Edinburgh) 12.29m (PB)
4. Robbie Farquhar (Aberdeen) 12.24m (PB); 5. Stephen MacKenzie (Inverness) 12.08m (PB); 6. Josh Armstrong (City of Lisburn) 12.00m; 7. Samuel Muirhead (Falkirk) 11.25m; 8. Jamie Nix (Kilmarnock) 10.28m.

Performance of the day came from 15 year-old Aidan who surpassed the previous Championship Best on 3 occasions during his series, adding 25 cm to it with his best leap of 13.91m – a new PB too by 39 cm. In a tight battle for the medals behind Adian, just 9 cm separated 2nd from 4th as Daniel took silver ahead of Calum, who bettered his previous PB by 16 cm. Robbie was pipped to bronze despite adding 38 cm to his PB.

Written by iTripleJump

A Triple Jumper for over 35 years - from an over-hopping junior to a county-level senior - I still enjoy jumping in national and international Masters competitions in the event that has gripped me since my first hop, step and jump onto a springless PE mat. Waiting for that perfect jump. That one perfect jump ...

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