Athletics meetings reports 2021
Pitreavie Stadium, Dunfermline
During May Scottish athletics offered all Scottish Athletic Clubs a chance to organise and compete remotely mainly on training nights for a Virtual Superteams event for the U 12 athletes. DTFC took up the offer and entered five teams looking to continue the Club’s fine tradition in multi event competitions . There were almost 60 girls teams and just over 50 boys teams from 15 clubs which makes our young athletes achievements even more credible.
The results were excellent with the boys A team finishing 1st and the boys B team 11th whilst the girls A team finished 7th with the B team 18th. Overall the story was also very successful with the 2 highest boy scorers and 2 highest girl scorers making up the overall club team and DTFC finished here in 3rd spot.
There were some excellent individual performances as well with the winning boys A team leading the way. Bradley Moffat was flying in his 60m sprint coming 1st overall in 10.8secs whilst finishing 8th overall in his long jump with 3.7m. Charlie Hunter however was the DTFC boys A team’s highest points scorer coming in 2nd behind his team mate Bradley in the 60m sprint in 11.0secs , producing an excellent long jump of 4.154m to finish 2nd and he also was 2nd in his overall throw with 15.3m. These boys were well supported by Lucas Alexander and Sean Asamoah who contributed vital points for the team to secure a 3rd place finish overall. The highlight for Lucas was 16th spot in the long jump with a leap of 3.5m whilst Sean netted a 9th spot in the 60m in 11.33secs and also produced an excellent long jump to finish in 5th spot with a jump of 3.8m.
The boys B team finished 11th with Gregor Fraser leading the individual points scoring. His highlight was a 14th spot in the overhead throw of 11.0m whilst his team mates were also contributing with points for the team. Finlay Gaughan was 23rd in the long jump with a leap of 3.36m whilst Jayden McKay and Lochlan Walker shone in the 600m races with Jayden 20th in 2.09mins and Lochlan 31st in 2.12mins.
There were 2 members of a boys C team with Luke Hamilton and Innes Barnett just short of a couple of team mates. Both boys did some excellent performances with Luke jumping 2.90m and Innes 2.41m in the long jump.
The girls A team finished an excellent 7th with Caitlin Chambers just edging out Macey Wainwright in the overall points scoring for the team although the point scoring in this team was extremely tight with on14 points separating 1st and 4th. Best individual performances were a 5th spot in 3.34m in the long jump for Caitlin, a 31st spot in the 600m from Macey in 2.15mins, an 11th and 18th spot respectively for Freya Kiernan and Holly Lynas with 3.24m and 3.00m .
The girls B team were also well in the mix with an 18th spot overall with again the individual points very close. Poppy Warner just led the way with an excellent 2.05mins in the 600m seeing her 10th overall in that event. Sophie Jenkinson ran a brilliant 60m in 11.4secs and Lottie Thomas 11.5secs to secure 4th and 5th spots in the 60m whilst Lucy Gibb long jumped an excellent 2.67.
The girls C team were 1 team member short which cost them in the overall team event but that didn’t deter from some excellent performances. Lily Pritchard topped their points helped by a long jump of 3.23m with Anna Stobie just behind her in 2.60m. Sophie Still’s highlight was an overhead throw of 8.50m
The mixed team consisted of Charlie Hunter, Bradley Moffat, Caitlin Chalmers and Macey Wainwright who were the top 2 boys and girls scorers. This team secured a 3rd place overall just edged out by Haddington Ac and Victoria Park Glasgow however all our young athletes can be very proud of their contributions to what was a hugely successful event for the club aided as usual by our superb coaches and helpers.
Pitreavie Open Graded (2)
23rd May 2021
This event gave the hurdlers some competition for the first time this season and also gave Darcie Black the opportunity to break the 80m hurdles female club record which she duly did in an impressive 12.6 seconds. There were PBs for Oliver Morrison in the 200m where he clocked 26.2secs and for Amy Jenkinson with a PB of 28.7secs and Rachel Barnett in 31.3secs in the girls section.
Some of the club’s younger athletes took the opportunity to test their middle distance skills and Poppy Warner was rewarded with an excellent PB in the 800m of 2.58.9mins. Innes Barnett was also running well in the same event where his PB was clocked in as 3.26.9mins.
In the field Brodie Ferguson set a new PB in the U20 high jump with a leap of 1.65m whilst just s few days later in another Open at Meadowmill in East Lothian Brodie set a new club record for the U20 male javelin with a throw of 33.21m.
Dunfermline TFC Open Graded (1)
19th May 2021
The first DTFC Open Graded event to be held by the club saw a large number of their own club athletes attend as well as a number of others from clubs in the surrounding area. It was a chance for our athletes to see how all their hard work on the training nights would convert to performances on the track and in the field and there were many happy faces in the DTFC camp at the end of the evening.
In the U11 section Poppy Warner ran a superb 2.05mins in the middle distance section at 600m whilst for the boys Jaden MacKay posted 2.09mins. For the sprinters Charlotte Thomas led the DTFC representation with a 15.2secs in the 100m closely followed by Murron Kane in 15.3secs. The U11s were also in action in the field with Charlotte Thomas posting the best long jump for the girls with a leap of 3.45m. She was closely followed by Caitlin Chalmers and Lily Pritchard who posted jumps of 3.34m and 3.23m respectively. In the boys section Lochlan Walker led the way with a jump of 2.92m. The shot putt saw Caitlin Chalmers throw an excellent 4.81m however there were many terrific performances from the U11 girls in the shot with Sophie Still throwing 4.62m and Sophie Jenkinson posting a throw of 3.81m.
The middle distance 800m races in the U13 category were also excellent viewing for the DTFC athletes. Rachel Barnett ran a brilliant 2.46mins with Macy Wainwright not far behind on 2.57m. Lucy Gibb can also be pleased with her run of 3.09mins. Gregor Fraser was the only U13 boy in the 800m where he crossed the line in 3.00mins. In the U13 100m races Caleb Munro ran a stunning 14.3secs with Christopher Doig just behind him in an excellent 14.7secs and for the girls Milly Mckenzie was the best with a time of 15.7secs. In the field the U13s long jump saw Rachel Barnett produce a 3.74m jump to lead the girls and Charlie Hunter posted 4.14m for the boys. The shot putt saw Charlie lead the boys home with a throw of 5.93m although Issac Elwood can be very happy with his 5.05m throw whilst for the girls Rachel Barnett threw 5.13m and Milly McKenzie 4.75m.
The U15s middle distance runners saw Oliver Morrison continue his excellent early season form with a time of 2.24mins in the 800m . David Cuthbert will also be very satisfied with his time of 2.31mins. In the girls section Emily Fullarton and Evie Sharp were best for the home athletes both posting around 2.55mins. In the 100m races Callum Newton was fastest for the U15 boys in 12.3secs with Oliver on his tail in a time of 12.8secs while for the girls Shayna Asamoah was right on 13secs for her 100m but Sophie Thomas with 13.4secs and Sarah Kane with 13.7secs can be very happy with their performances. In the U15s field events Shayna and Kirstin Penman led the way in the long jump with 4.57m and 4.27m respectively whilst in the shot putt Shayna and Kirstin again dominated with throws of 7.54m and 7.13m. Sarah Kane also threw a very respectable 6.15m and Amy Jenkinson 5.79m.
A very successful and enjoyable evening for the athletes . With little league action likely this season Open graded meetings will be the main source of competition for the athletes. Hopefully we will see more excellent performances from our athletes over the next few months.
Pitreavie Open Graded (1)
9th May 2021
This was the first competitive action for our DTFC athletes for quite some time. They did not disappoint with a host of PBs and excellent performances overall.
The pick of the performances was an excellent 2.17mins for Oliver Morrison in the U17 800m, Ruby Candlish finishing in 2.34mins in the U15 girls 800m. In the field the long jump was a source of success for the DTFC athletes with Darcie Black jumping 5.29m in the U17 age group follwed by Callum Newton leaping 5.83m un the boys U15 group.
The results also contributed to a virtual Scottish Athletics Districts Championship where again DTFC athletes were at the fore.
It's worth highlighting Shayna Asamoah in 2nd place after the female 100m with Sophie Thomas 5th. The long jump sees DTFC dominance with Callum Newton leading for the boys and Darcie Black and Kirstin Penman first and second in the girls section.
An excellent start to competitive athletics for our athletes with hopefully a successful season ahead.
A very successful return