ATHLETICS MEETINGS REPORTS 2021
NATIONAL RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS
11th September 2021
The National Relay Championships took place over the weekend of the 11th September and saw over 300 teams from all corners of the country take part. The DTFC athletes headed to Linwood in their six teams with an eye on the medals .
The 4x100m sprints started proceedings and the U13 girls team of Rachel Barnett, Lucy Gibb, Holly Lynas and Eva Gasowska qualified for the semi-finals in a time of 60.69scs. The semi-final proved to be a bit pacey for the Dunfermline girls and although they bettered their time from the first round when they ran 60.04secs they didn’t make the final. The U15 girls team of Shayna Asamoah, Sophie Thomas, Amy Jenkinson and Sarah Kane started their Championship bid in blistering fashion setting a new club record of 51.46secs in their 1st round while easily qualifying for the semi-finals with the previous Club record of 52.2 secs being smashed. The DTFC team once again broke their Club record in the semi-finals clocking a time of 51.06secs and once again storming their race to comfortably make the final. The final was a very high quality field but despite the girls once again breaking the club record this time with 50.86secs they were just beaten on the line by Edinburgh AC who clocked 50.65secs.It was however a fantastic performance from the girls who thoroughly deserved their silver medals.
There was not much of a break for Shayna and Sophie who almost immediately after their medal presentation took up their positions at the start line with team mates Ellie Candlish and Kirstin Penman for the 4x300m U15 girls timed finals. There were 2 heats and a total of 13 teams with the fastest teams out of both heats getting the medals . A stunning run by the DTFC girls set a new club record of 3.01mins beating the previous record of 3.02 which had stood since 2017. They finished in second spot just behind Pitreavie however the second heat was substantially slower than the first heat and the DTFC girls secured second place with their time and silver medals.
The middle distance relay teams were running 3x800m races and in good form. The U13 girls team of Rachel Barnett, Macy Wainwright and Freya Kiernan ran a very solid race and secured a very good time of 8.48mins and as a result finished 13th out of 23 teams. The time was also a new Club record as this was the first time an U13 team had run a 3x800m relay. The U15s were firing again with the boys team of Callum Newton, David Cuthbert and Oliver Morrison in particularly good form. They completed their race in a new club record of 6.50mins and as a result secured silver medals with Oliver bringing the team home in a brilliant fashion running the 3rd leg in 2.12mins. The U15 girls 3x800m team of Ruby Candlish, Evie Sharp and Emily Fullerton smashed the previous club record by 16 seconds logging a new record of 8.08mins and finished solidly in the pack amongst a large number of 3x800m relay teams.
It was a thrilling day for the athletes and parents alike with a catalogue of wonderful performances from the DTFC athletes . This brings down the curtain on the outdoor track season and now the athletes turn to the cross country and indoor season hoping to continue to improve their performances.
U13 & U15 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Aberdeen Sports Village
28th August 2021
The remaining National Championship age groups including U13,U15 and U20 were held on the last weekend in August at the Aberdeen Sports Village and this provided an excellent platform for our athletes to compete at national level.
First up on the Saturday were the U15s and they were quickly on the medal trail. There were two gold medals for Callum Newton . He was first up in the 80m hurdles and stormed to gold with a 11.88secs run winning by over a second from VP Glasgow athlete James Clark. His high jump of 1.75m was just under his PB however it was good enough to secure gold.
Shayna Asamoah produced two excellent runs in the 100m heats and semi-final to book her place in the final . She ran a terrific 12.72secs in the final but had to settle for second place and a silver medal. She then set her sights on the 200m and again eased her way into the final after running a PB of 26.79secs in the semi-final but this time secured gold with another stunning PB run of 25.91secs.
In the high jump Ellie Candlish was rewarded for an excellent performance by winning silver. She cleared 1.54m but was just beaten by Isla Ross of Giffnock who cleared 1.59m
There were also some fantastic performances from our athletes who just failed to make the podium. Kirstin Penman finished 4th in the long Jump with a PB of 4.56m, Darcie Black was 4th in the U20 high jump where she cleared 1.52m whilst Oliver Morrison finished 5th in the 800m whilst setting a new PB of 2.10mins..
Sophie Thomas was a finalist in the 100m and a semi- finalist in the 200m. Kirstin and Amy Jenkinson just failed to make the final in an extremely competitive hurdles. David Cuthbert and Ruby Candlish ran excellent 800m races but again just failed to reach the final.
The was a smaller DTFC contingent than Saturday at the U13 and U20 National Championships in Aberdeen but the quality and effort from our athletes could not be faulted. There were a number of PBs but sadly no podium finishes.
Charlie Hunter was first up for DTFC when he produced a PB of 4.17m and a 4th place finish in the long jump. He was also 4th in his hurdles but was just outside his PB. Bradley Moffat also produced a PB in his long jump where he finished 6th. Sadly Bradley just failed to qualify for his 100m semi-final.
Rachel Barnett has had an excellent season and again was on good form in Aberdeen. She made the 70m hurdles final with a new PB in her heat but found the final a bit too quick. Rachel was just outside her PB in the 800m where she finished a creditable 11th overall.
In the U20 section Darcie Black finished 4th where she leapt 5.27m 3 times and missed out on a bronze medal by 1cm-very cruel on Darcie.
And so the National Championships for 2021 are over and the club can be so very proud of all our athletes performances over the weekend. Well done all.
DUNFERMLINE TRACK & FIELD OPEN GRADED (3)
21st August 2021
The latest Open Graded hosted by DTFC attracted nearly 300 athletes from all corners of the country and despite the wet and miserable weather there were some excellent performances with a new Scottish record set in the U13 70m hurdles . Holly Whittaker from Elgin Athletics Club ran the race in 11.24secs beating the previous record of 11.31secs- quite an outstanding achievement.
The DTFC athletes were hot on the PB trail with 38 PBs set in a total of 70 events the DTFC athletes competed in. Elliot Wilkins in the U20 age group produced a PB of 15.46secs in his 100m hurdles and a PB throw of 31.06m in his javelin.
The 100m races always produce a large entry and with 18 heats this event was no exception. There were PBs for Sarah Kane in 13.68secsand also for U11 athletes Sean Asamoah in 14.51secs and Lottie Thomas in 14.94secs.There were 100m PBs also for many of the younger athletes including Anna Stobie, Murron Kane, Sophie Jenkinson, Lucas Alexander , Hollie Lynas and Freya Kiernan. The U15 sprint flying machines Shayna Asamoah and Sophie Thomas both failed to get PBs this time but still ran mighty impressive sub 13 second races.
In the 300m distance the club has rarely produced many athletes however the current batch of U15s seem very keen to try this distance out. There was a stunning run by Shayna Asamoah who set a new PB of 41.64secs , only one second outside the club record, and Kirstin Penman and Sophie Thomas who set their own PBs in 46.28secs and 46.34secs respectively.
The middle distance events saw a healthy list of PBs from the DTFC athletes. The 800m races were first for the Middle distancers to try and for the older athletes Oliver Morrison in 2.12mins David Cuthbert in 2.29mins and Munro Strachan in 2.21mins all ran superb PBs. Amelia Daw in her first competitive 800m ran a very acceptable 2.54mins and there were also PBs for many of the younger athletes with Hollie Lynas , Caitlin Chalmers , Lochlan Walker, Ana Stobie and Innes Barnett showing great potential whilst netting PBs. In the 1500m there were 3 DTFC entrants all of whom ran PBs and most encouraging all were from the U13 age group so a huge well done to Lucas Alexander, Lucy Gibb and Freya Kiernan.
The hurdles is a particularly strong area for the club and despite great runs by Callum Newton in the U15 80m hurdles in 11.83secs and Darcie Black in the U17 80m hurdles in 12.15secs there were no PBs forthcoming. There were PBs however for Sarah Kane in the 75mH in 15.06secs and Rachel Barnett in 13.5secs in the 70mH.
In the field the PBs continued to flow for the DTFC athletes. Hayley Penman and Sophie Thomas set her new PBs of 4.17m and 4.14m respectively in the Long jump and there were a host of new PBs for our younger athletes with Lucy Gibb, Lottie Thomas and Sophie Jenkinson also jumping well. The Shott putt saw a number of debutants as well with U11 athlete Sean Asamoah throwing a mighty impressive 4.6m Caitlin Chalmers threw 4.87m and there were also PBs for Sarah Kane and Lily Pritchard.
The javelin concluded the events for the day and although there were only 3 DTFC athletes entered all threw PBs with Elliot Wilkins throwing 31.06m whilst Kirstin Penman with 13.52m and Charlie Hunter with 17.86m were also on the PB trail.
It was another excellent meeting hosted by Dunfermline Track and Field Club. The increasing amount of athletes attending our meetings and the continued positive feedback from many of the travelling clubs give us great encouragement and we hope to continue through the winter with a few indoor meetings.
NATIONAL U17 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Grangemouth Athletics Stadium
14th August 2021
The DTFC athletes were on the podium with some stunning performances in the U17 National Championships at Grangemouth over the weekend. Its worth remembering in the case of Shayna Asamoah and Callum Newton these athletes are still in the U15 category.
Shayna started the ball rolling on Saturday when she finished 4th in the 100m. Her 12.6secs in the semi final was just outside her PB but a remarkable achievement for Shayna.
On Sunday Callum Newton started the day with a 4th spot in the long jump leaping to an impressive PB of 5.94m. He then turned his attention to the high jump and a PB of 1.77m secured 3rd spot and a bronze medal.
Darcie Black was also on the medal trail with a bronze in the long jump where she leapt 5.16m. She then ran a new PB of 11.91secs in the 80m hurdles to finish 2nd and earn a silver medal.
NATIONAL COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS
10-11th July 2021
Ayrshire Athletics Arena,
The road to Kilmarnock was where the DTFC multi-event athletes were heading over the weekend with the U13 and U15 boys on Saturday and Sunday seeing the U13 and U15 girls with both groups completing five events in a day. These events being the hurdles, 800m, long jump, high jump and shot putt. Darcie Black in the U17 heptathlon was competing on both days though with the same events ats the pentathletes plus a 200m and a javelin. All their efforts resulted in seeing a couple of podium finishes from the DTFC athletes.
Callum Newton took gold in the U15 boys sections with an outstanding performance. His final total of 2821 points was nearly 500 points ahead of his nearest competitor and with an 80m hurdles PB run of 11.52secs yielding 759 points there was no looking back for Callum. He also produced a PB in his 800m of 2.15mins and in the shot putt where he threw 9.89m. It was a quite stunning performance from Callum who is now ranked second in the UK U15 boys pentathlon. Brook Ferguson was also in action in this section and he finished a very solid 7th in the field with 1317 points and bagged a PB in his long jump.
The U13 boys were also in action on Saturday with Charlie Hunter the only representative for the club. Charlie produced an excellent show to finish a very impressive 5th in the field. He claimed a 70m hurdles PB
In 14.23secs and a 1.26m high jump. He also completed his first competitive 800m in 2.51mins.
Darcie Black began her quest for gold in the U17 heptathlon on Saturday with four events. She sat in 2nd place after the first day after producing an excellent 12.21secs in her 80m hurdles and a PB of 26.87secs in her 200m race. She continued with the fine form into day two with what could be regarded as a couple of her weaker events but she threw her first competitive javelin 17.82m and produced a brilliant 2.47mins PB for her 800m to ensure third place in the final standings with a total of 3933 points whilst also setting a new club record for the U17 ladies heptathlon.
In the U15 girls Kirstin Penman was in action where she finished a solid 13th overall in a large, very high quality and competitive field. The high jump saw Kirstin equal her PB but she could manage no more on the day. The U13 girls had Rachel Barnett competing where she finished a very good 6th in the field with 1721 points whilst also posting a PB of 5.37m for her shot putt. Rachel was very close to her PBs in all the other events but just couldn’t add any more. Despite being in their second years in each age group both girls provided excellent performances for their first attempts an outdoor Pentathlons in their respective age groups.
So it’s a well done to all our athletes for their efforts in what are very demanding events over a such a short period of time.
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS DAY
3 July 2021
Pitreavie , Dunfermline
It was Club Championship Events day for the DTFC athletes on the first Saturday in July. This is when the age groups compete in 4 events but these must include a run, Jump and throw . The scoring is the calculated by the best 3 scores for a run, jump and throw discipline using the Scotstats system. We had some thrilling races and outstanding performances from our athletes all trying to get on the podium and a grand total of 70 PBs were set amongst the 32 DTFC athletes who competed. The athletes who scored PBs in all their events were Sophie Jenkinson, Gregor Fraser, Hollie Lynas, Macy Wainwright, Shayna Asamoah, David Cuthbert and Callum Lee.
In the U11 section each athlete only chose 3 events , one run , one jump and one throw. For the boys Jaden Mackay just edged out Lochlan Walker by 13 points helped by an excellent 600m run of 2.17mins. In third spot Sean Asamoah can look back at his long jump with regret where he had three faults on his jumps . Had he completed one jump he most certainly won his section as he was in top form in the 60m sprint finishing in an excellent 8.8secs. In the girls U11 it was a terrific match between Lottie Thomas who came out top with 511pts and Sophie Jenkinson in second spot in 484points .Lily Pritchard netted third spot . It was tight across all the disciplines between Lottie and Sophie but the former just edged her teammate out in two of the events with 9.1secs PB as opposed to Sophies 9.4secs PB in the 60m sprint and 3.21m against 3.12m in the long jump. Sophie took the spoils in the shot putt by 2cm but in the end only 27 points overall separated the girls.
In the U13s Charlie Hunter took first prize with an excellent spread of results in his disciplines collecting 556 points. A time of 15.4secs in his hurdles and a jump of 1.25m in the high jump was enough to hold off Bradley Moffat in second spot whose best performance was a 15.8secs PB in the hurdles. Gregor Fraser made the podium in third spot with his points total helped by an excellent3.16m long jump.
For the u13 girls Rachel Barnett was the victor with 552 points helped greatly with an impressive 13.2secs PB hurdle run. Milly Mackenzie was second just over 70 points behind Rachel. It was hard going for Milly who despite injuring her knee in the first hurdles race posted a PB and still managed to win the U13 girls long jump in 3.57m. In third spot was Macy Wainwright who once again smashed her 800m PB in 2.51mins which was one of 4 PBs for her on the day..
The U15 section was always going to be a very high standard for both boys and girls. Callum Newton took the boys crown with a blistering array of performances whilst amassing a colossal total of 1384 points where the pick was his 80m hurdles in a time of 11.3secs. Oliver Morrison posted an impressive 2.15mins in his 800m which helped him to second place whilst Brook Ferguson was third. Shayna Asamoah took the spoils in the U15 girls section. It was a brilliant performance by Shayna across the board with 4 PBs. In the 100m she ran 12.5sec, produced a a 4.74m long jump and a 8.66m shot putt. Kirstin Penman secured second spot with her highlight a shot putt PB of 7.42m and Sophie Thomas and Amy Jenkinson tied for third spot after a recount with Sophie running a blistering PB of 12.9secs and Amy recording a 13.3secs PB in her hurdles.
The U17 section saw the males and females amalgamated and in a fantastic battle Darcie Black just edged out Adom Akouko with 1268 points against 1132. Both athletes were on fire with Adom running a 12.3 secs PB in the 100m and Darcie a 12.7 PB at the same distance. Hayley Penman picked up third spot clocking 3 PBs and one SB in her 4 events with an 8.13m shot putt her highlight. Brodie Ferguson was the only U20 competitor however this didn’t stop him pulling out the stops and netting a PB in his shot putt with a throw of 10.08m
It was a most enjoyable day for both spectators and athletes with so many brilliant individual performances and exciting finishes.
19 June 2021
Aberdeen Sports Village
After the success of the virtual Superteams in May the DTFC U12 athletes took the long road north to the Aberdeen Sports Village on 19th June to compete in the annual outdoor Superteams event. The expectations were high after the May success and our athletes did not disappoint. There were 22 boys teams and 26 girls teams which meant tough competition for the DTFC athletes.
Once again the DTFC boys A team were on the podium with a third spot overall just behind Pitreavie and Giffnock. It was a solid performance throughout the team that earned the bronze medal with Charlie Hunter , Sean Asamoah, Gregor Fraser and Bradley Moffat once again delivering some stunning performances. In the 75m sprint the boys excelled with Sean clocking 11.56secs,Bradley clocking 11.58secs and Charlie 11.84secs. The same boys finished 3rd overall in the 4x100m relay with a time of 1.00.89mins in a blistering run. In the other events Sean leapt an impressive 4.01m in the long jump with Charlie 3.76m in the same event and Bradley threw an impressive 10.57m in the javelin. Gregor kept the points rolling in with solid javelin and long jump efforts. The end result was a well deserved 3rd spot.
The DTFC boys B team had a good afternoon as well finishing in the pack with a 15th spot. Lochlan Walker, Jaden MacKay, Innes Barnett and Alex Bailey produced some super individual performances but their youth and lack of experience just caught up with them in the end. There were a couple of good throws in the javelin with Alex throwing 11.55m and Lochlan 10.96m. Jaden and Innes were consistent in claiming points in all events with solid but unspectacular shows and the end result for this young team was an excellent 15th spot.
In the girls section the DTFC girls A team of Lottie Thomas, Poppy Warner, Ana Stobie and Sophie Jenkinson finished a very respectable 7th. Lottie Thomas was the best scorer in this side with a stunning 11.57secs in the 75m to lead the way. Once again the relay was a high points scorer for the girls A team with a 5th spot overall. Add to this a 12.57secs from Ana in the 75m, a 6.68m javelin from Poppy and a 12.3secs 75m run from Sophie and we had an extremely good overall team performance.
The DTFC girls B team were not behind their team mates in 12th spot out of the 26 girls teams. Once again some terrific individual performances with Briony Argo running 12.9secs and Macy Wainwright 12.41secs in the 75m. Lucy Gibb threw an impressive 7.14m javelin, and Hollie Lynas was firing best of all in the 75m sprint with a superb time of 12.24secs. A 10th spot in the relay was secured with the girls netting 1.05mins for the 4x100m run.
Another hugely successful superteams for the club so once again well done to all and thanks to all parents,coaches and guardians who helped along the way.
DUNFERMLINE TFC OPEN GRADED (2)
12th June 2021
The second DTFC Open graded event of the season saw over 200 athletes from all corners of Scotland compete in the 5 events on offer. The DTFC athletes were out in force with 39 of them entered into a minimum of one event and a maximum of four. The results were staggering with 67 PBs between them all and some excellent performances.
In the U13s category Caleb Munro was the pick of the 200m runners with a fine 30.7 secs and Caleb also added a PB to his high jump with a clearance of 1.34m. Jaden Mckay ran a comfortable PB of 3.10mins in the 800m . The hurdlers were also on form with Charlie Hunter finishing in 16.0secs and Bradley Moffat just behind on 16.3secs. The discus highlight was provided by Bradley Moffat with a throw of 10.1m with Charlie Hunter just behind on 9.22m. In Lochlan walker and Murron Kane there were 2 athletes who both gained 3 PBs each but there were a host of others netting 2 PBs. Lottie Thomas ran a brilliant 200m in 32.6secs whilst Caitlin Chambers shone in the 800m with a time of 3.10mins. Rachel Barnett netted 4 PBs with 13.9secs for her 70m hurdles the pick of her performances.
In the U15s Callum Newton ran an excellent 26.2secs for his 200m taking 3 second off his PB, whilst Sophie Thomas did the same for the girls in 28.4secs. It was tight in the girls 200m with Amy Jenkinson and Sarah Kane both within a second of Sophie showing plenty strength for the club in the girls sprints. Callum was also in peak form in the high jump putting 20cm on his previous PB with a jump of 1.65m. In the 1500m Oliver Morrison continued his rich vein of form with a 5.16mins in the 1500m although both Mark Harley and David Cuthbert were within 2 seconds of him at the line both putting in terrific runs. Brook Ferguson was also showing good form in the discus with an excellent 18.32m throw. In the hurdles there were sub14 second times for Shayna Asamoah and Kirstin Penman with 13.3secs and 13.7 secs respectively. In the field Ellie Candlish proved to be the best in the high jump with a PB of 1.55m whilst Sarah Kane impressed in the discus with a throw of 14.19m.
Adam Akouko was the stand out boy in the U17 category with PBs in both the 200m and discus. He glided to 26.0secs for the 200m and threw his discus 29.76m to net another PB. In the girls category PBs were not so easy to find although there were excellent performances from Darcie Black in the hurdles and 200m and for Hayley Penman with a SB in the 200m. It’s worth noting that on Sunday in the Joint League match at Grangemouth Darcie broke the U17 girls 80m hurdles club record with a time of 12.20secs.
An excellent open graded hosted by DTFC with thanks to all the DTFC events team, coaches and athletes.
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