Our second Sprint Gala of the 2018 Summer Season took place at Scotstoun Stadium on Wednesday 11th July 2018. The programme for the evening featured exciting races in Sprint Hurdles, 200m, 400m, Mixed 4x200m Relay plus Discus, High Jump and Long Jump competitions. A big thank you to all the officials and volunteers for coming along to help and support the event, they make the meet run smoothly and without them we would not be able to go ahead with the event.
The evening started with three hurdles races. An U13 Girls 70m Hurdles, U13 Boys & U15 Girls 75m Hurdles, and an U15 Boys / U17 Women 80m Hurdles combined with Senior Men 110m Hurdles. Jenna Hilditch and Ellie Davidson both of Victoria Park City of Glasgow took the first two wins, with Whitemoss AAC's Ross Morgan taking the third, Andrew Murphy of Kilbarchan just missing out of our Prize Pot funds running well at 15.30 on his own.
Next we had 10 heats of the 200m, with Prize Pot times of 21.70 for Men and 24.60 for Women to take a share of the £700 up for grabs. East Kilbride AC's Greg Kelly took the win in Heat 1 with his run of 21.68 to take a share of the prize pot. Roisin Harrison of Aberdeen AAC was the leading female finishing 4th in Heat 4, also taking a share of the Prize Pot with her run of 24.43.
Our 400m followed with 4 heats ,with Prize Pot standards of 48.30 for Men and 55.50 for Women on the cards. A great battle in the homestraight saw Pitreavie AAC's Jack Lawrie just hold off Kilbarchan AAC's Martin Lipton, also dipping under the Prize Pot standard with his winning 48.23 run. Sophie Haldane of Giffnock North was the leading female, winning Heat 3 in 57.82.
This meant on the night Roisin Harrison, Greg Kelly and Jack Lawrie split our £700 Prize Pot between them, each taking home £233.33!
Our final track event of the evening was a Mixed 4x200m Relay, teams made up of 2 male and 2 female athletes, with teams allowed to run athletes on whichever leg they preferred. Four teams were entered: two from Whitemoss, Victoria Park City of Glasgow and Giffnock North. Whitemoss 1 set off hard with both males at the start to build a big gap looking set for the win, but Victoria Park City of Glasgow finished with a male athlete in Jamie Stevenson, closing quickly down the homestraight but just running out of track to allow Whitemoss 1 to take the win! Whitemoss 1 took the £100 Prize for the winning relay team.
Provisional Results are below. Photographs provided to us by Bobby Gavin of www.thatonemoment.co.uk and some race videos are on our facebook page.