Congratulations to Lasswade AC U20 Women who won the Senior National 3 x 800m relay championships that took place on Saturday 14 April 2018 at Grangemouth.
The team was Lauren Dickson, Sarah Tait and Ailsa Innes. Edinburgh had international Emily Dudgeon on the first leg and it looked as though they would be runaway winners. However, Lauren Dickson ran a solid first leg to keep us in contention and hand over to Sarah Tait who ran well to close the gap on Edinburgh and hand over to final leg runner Ailsa Innes. Ailsa ran sensibly to close the remaining gap to the final Edinburgh athlete gradually and set the race up for a really close finish with Ailsa holding on for the win. Lasswade ran 7.03.02 against Edinburgh who ran 7.03.31. Falkirk Victoria were 3rd in 7.14.32.
Lasswade had a Mens team, also all U20, of Euan Hood, Magnus Tait and Matthew Smith. The Men had to negotiate a heat but qualified comfortably finishing 3rd. Running order remained unchanged for the final with Euan Hood running a solid first leg to keep the team in contention, Magnus Tait on 2nd leg ran strongly to hand over to final leg runner Matthew Smith. Matthew ran well on the final leg to get the team into bronze medal position almost getting into 2nd but Gary Smith of Falkirk Victoria just managed to hold him off. Edinburgh won in 6.00.10 with Falkirk 2nd in 6.03.24 and Lasswade 3rd in 6.03.69.
Congratulations to all the athletes on their fine performances!