Emirates Arena, Glasgow, 28 January 2017.

Senior Women:
1. Carolyn Harvey (Ayr Seaforth) 12.08m (PB)
2. Gillian Cooke (Edinburgh) 12.02m
3. Shona Ross (Kilbarchan) (U20) 11.54m
4. Siobhan Kingham (Edinburgh) (U20) 11.30m
5. Laura Saulters (North Down) 11.22m
6. Alex Burns (Helensburgh) (U20) 11.19m (PB)
7. Kara Dobbie (Glasgow School of Sport) (U20) 11.13m
8. Rachel Dinsdale (Edinburgh) 10.94m
9. Amy Thomson (Glasgow School of Sport) (U20) 10.93m (PB)
10. Ellen Roberston (Arbroath & District) 10.39m
11. Megan Roberts (Perth Strathtay) (U20) 9.72m

Carolyn Harvey continued her fantastic start to 2017, whch had already seen her set 2 new PBs, by breaking 12 metres for the first time as she extended her lifetime best by 33cm to record 12.08m. That was enough to pip defending and multiple National Champion Gillian Cooke by just 6cm with junior Shona Ross sealing bronze with 11.54m

U17 Women:
1. Cara Fairgrieve (Shettleston) 11.08m (PB)
2. Morgan Findlay (Glasgow School of Sport) 10.60m (PB)
3. Rachel Elder (Lasswade) 10.36m
4. Emma Scarborough (Gateshead) 10.31m (PB)
5. Neve McGuire (Glasgow School of Sport) 10.14m (PB)
6. Frances Sealy (Banchory Stonehaven) 9.73m
7. Jodie Robertson (Mid Argyll) 9.66m (PB)
8. Kirsty Maciver (Pitreavie) 9.59m (PB)
9. Bea Riemersma (Edinburgh) 9.23m
10. Shona Gristwood (Lasswade) 9.14m

There was a plethora of PBs in the Women’s U17 competition headed by Cara Fairgrieve who, like Carolyn Harvey, had already extended her lifetime best on 2 previous occasions in 2017. Beginning the year with a best of 10.51m, Cara’s  PB stood at 10.80m going into the competition, but she found another 28cm as she broke the 11-metre barrier with 11.08m to become National Champion. In silver medal position, Morgan Findlay extended her PB by 30cm with 10.60m ahead of Rachel Elder’s 10.36m. Emma Scarborough just missing out on a medal despite adding 22cm to her PB with 10.31m in 4th.

Senior Men:
1. Chukwudi Onyia (Kent) 15.54m
2. Antony Daffurn (Harrow) 15.07m
3. Aidan Quinn (Shettleston) (U20) 14.46m (PB)
4. Mahad Ahmed (Glasgow City) 13.94m
5. Henry Clarkson (Lasswade) (U20) 13.83m (PB)
6. David Wilson (Victoria Park City of Glasgow) 13.35m
7. Findlay Donegan (Elgin) (U20) 12.88m
8. Stewart Clark (Banchory Stonehaven) 12.74m

Reigning Scottish Champion, indoors and out, Chuxx Onyia was just 3cm off his PB in taking victory with 15.54m in his first competition of the year. Antony Daffurn bettered 15 metres for the first time since 2014 in 2nd place with 15.07m, just 17cm off his PB, while in bronze medal position first year junior Aidan Quinn improved on his recent PB of 14.20m with 14.46m.

U17 Men:
1. Miraji Ahmed (Glasgow School of Sport) 13.76m (PB)
2. Stephen MacKenzie (Inverness) 13.10m (PB)
3. Seán Carolan (Nenagh) 12.03m (PB)
4. Uilleam Brass (North Uist) 11.81m (PB)
5. Scott Brindley (North Ayrshire)11.68m (PB)
6. Adam Dooley (Templemore) 11.50m
7. Thomas O’Hear (Cumbernauld) 10.99m (PB)

First year U17 athlete Miraji Ahmed once again showed what an outstanding talent he is by taking victory at the National Championships with a new PB of 13.76m, bettering his previous best of 13.63m set while winning the 2016 AAA U15 Championships. There were PBs aplenty amongst the other jumpers with Stephen MacKenzie going over 13 metres for the first time, and extending his lifetime legal best by 35cm, with 13.10m in 2nd place. Seán Carolan of Nenagh placed 3rd with 12.03m, his first recorded Triple Jump performance.

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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