National Relay Championships April 22nd 2017

Grangemouth Stadium was the venue for last weekends Scottish Athletics National Relay Championships. Lasswade AC took through four teams, three competing in the 4 x 100m sprint relays and one in the 3 x 800m race. On another successful day for the club two teams came away with medals. With the U15 Girls and U17 boys ( 4 x100m ) both breaking the previous Club Record Time for their events.

The Girls Under 15 team was made up of Anna Burnside, Mia Downie, Elena Clarke and Abbie Malinowski. In the morning heats the girls posted a  new Club Record time of  52.05 to qualify third fastest for the final, behind Central AC and Edinburgh AC.  Another fine run in the final secured the Bronze medal for the team, with Gold going to Edinburgh AC and Silver to Central AC. The girls final time of 52.22, although not quite as fast as in qualifying, also beat the previous Club Record for the event.

The3 x 800m relays took place in the afternoon, being decided in a one off final for each age group. Lasswade AC had one team entered at this distance, the Mens Under 17 team of Euan Hood, Magnus Tait and Christian Graham. In a hard fought race the Lasswade team ran a strong race throughout, finishing with a well earned Bronze medal, in a time of 6.21.95. Winners on the day were Falkirk Victoria Harriers with Kilbarchan finishing runners up.

Two other Lasswade AC teams were in action on the day with both producing fine performances. The Girls Under 17 team of Stephanie Ogg, Georgia Jones, Heather Mack and Shona Gristwood ran a fine race, finishing in a time  of  53.39, unfortunately  this left them outside of the medals.

The Mens  U17 team was made up of Lewis Kerr, Jordan Bathgate, Angus Cousin and Murray Blair. A time of 48.31s in the second of the mornings heats was enough not only to secure qualification for the final, but break the previous Club Record for this event by some distance. The previous record had stood at 50.10s.

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