A new World Record was recorded at the 4J Studios National Open Series held at Meadowmill over the weekend. Para athlete Kayleigh Haggo wowed officials and fellow athletes with her stunning performance, clocking a World Record in the RaceRunner 2 Category 200m in 37.75 seconds. Kayleigh later tweeted ‘Thanks @scotathletics for a fun, inclusive and safe competition this weekend’. With athletes from across the nation descending on Meadowmill for the second weekend in a row, Scottish Athletics delivered an integrated programme of athletics and para-athletic events.
Also making a comeback on the runway was Jade Kane, Glasgow 2014 Team Scotland athlete and National Record holder in the Women’s Long Jump with a jump of 5.10m
Lynda Gilroy, East Lothian Athletics Officer, said it was ‘ Great to see such talented athletes competing at Meadowmill today. Along side the track events were high and long jumps, discuss, shot put and hammer throws.’
Local athletes competing were Rhys Black mixed 400m in 56.74s. In the Mixed 200m were Euan Grierson 12.05s; Gregory Hoggan 12.36s and Layla Magee 14.83s. Mixed Long Jump were Laura Buchan 4.89m; Adam Hoole 6.78m. Mixed 200m were Euan Grierson 24.43s and Rhys Black 24.66s. Mixed 800m were Corey Campbell 2m01.43s; Robbie Anderson 2m12.6s; Flora Henry 2m20.76s; Innes Wright 2m23.8s; Maja Thomson 2m24.21s; Jessica Bullen 2m41.54s. Mixed Shot Put Adam Hoole 11.2m.
Safety amid Covid-19 is one of the primary concerns at competitions and as Margaret Brown, Convenor of our Officials Commission, explained to Scottish Athletics, ‘I think these 4J Studios National Open Series meetings have been very successful on this smaller scale. ‘I’ve not heard any Official complaining or saying they are not happy with the procedures we have in place. ‘In fact, I think many of us feel it is good to be back and good to helping making the sport happen. We’re Officials because we enjoy it and love the sport, after all.
The series moves to Aberdeen next weekend and then returns to Meadowmill for the final 4J Studio National Open, held on the weekend of 12/13 September 2020.