Forth Valley League, Central & South Scotland League Match Reports & Results 2018
FVL Match 1, 27 April 2018
The club had a very successful first match in the Forth Valley League at Livingston yesterday.
Some very good performances lead the club to a comfortable 3rd place finish (375pts) behind Edinburgh (402pts) and leaders Borders(412pts). Results are posted on the results page of teamapp.
The under 11’s led the way with some cracking sprints with a first place by Sophie Thomas and 3 × 2nd places by Sarah Kane, Ryan Kelly and Charlie Potter. They also did well in their first ever 800m’s with great runs by Eva Gasowska, Ruby Candlish, Joe McInnes & Matthew McGill.
In the field Luca McMahon & Isaac Callaghan, Sophie Thomas & Amy Jenkinson all did very well and added plenty points to the total.
In the u13’s we had 2 double winners with Mya McMahon and Shayna Asamoah winning A&B string 100m followed by Darcie Black & Kirstin Penman winning A&B string High Jump. Megan Kyle & Kirstin had good performances through the 800’s and Mya winning the hurdles adding good points.
The u13 boys also had solid performances throughout the day on both track and field with a few athletes doing extremely well on their first outing for the club. Well done to Oliver Morrison, Adom Akuoko, Ronan Dunn, Ryan Shanly & Tom Wallace.
In the u15 age group, a good set of sprints by Kiah Chalmers, India McKendry, Jan Janik & James Cuthbert set the tone for the day with some very good top half results in some good standard races. The 800m races also saw some gutsy performances by Emily Bond, Maia Helm& Jacob Callaghan.
Jan Janik also discovered his event, coming 4th and missing a club age group record by only 10cm with a throw of 9m36 in the shotput ! With Jacob Callaghan also winning the b string shotput and Finlay Steel coming 5th in Javelin, the throws are becoming a great source of points.
The club look forward to the next match on Sat 26th May also at Livingston which is part of our annual “double header” with the first CSSAL match also on Sun 27th May at Kilmarnock. So please put these dates into your diary as we will likely need all available athletes for that weekend.
With FVL running less events than normal due to constraints caused by using the 6 lane track at Livingston, the CSSAL match will be a great opportunity for athletes to get a run for the club – so please make yourself available for the CSSAL. Please get in touch for more details and to reserve your event space today.
FVL MATCH 2 & CSSL MATCH 1, 26th & 27th May 2018
The weekend of 26 & 27 of May was a particularly busy one for the club.First up was the second match of the Forth Valley league at Livingston. The athletes performed very well placing 6th in this particular match and are sitting 4th in the league overall. Some gaps in the team due to clashes with other events and call offs brought our score in this match down a bit but all those athletes who competed performed very well and up to expectations. The full results are posted on the website results page .
The first match of the CSSAL league took place on the Sunday at sunny Kilmarnock.The club fielded a larger team than normal thanks to the enthusiasm of our u20/senior athletes and some athletic parents giving it a bash.Results on the website results page.A number of athletes were also competeing for the club for the first time and aquitted themselves very well.
FVL Presidents Select Match,Grangemouth, 28 July 2018
The Forth Valley League Presidents Select last weekend proved a happy hunting ground for DTF athletes with no less than 16 individual medals and 6 Relay medals won by our young athletes.
In u11G Sophie Thomas took gold in 100m, Bronzes in 200m and the relay.
Ryan Kelly in u11B gained bronze in 200m and silver in relay.
A big haul in u13G saw Darcie Black take home 3 gold (HJ,SP,100m) and a relay gold.
Not to be outdone – Mya McMahon matched her 3 golds (70H, 200m, LJ) and a relay gold.
Kirstin Penman got in on the act with 2 x Bronze (HJ, LJ) and a relay silver.
Megan Kyle added to the tally with a hard fought bronze in the 1500m.
In U13b Adom Akuoko had a big day with 2 golds (100m,SP) and silver in Discus and a relay gold.
Finally in the U15G Morgan Robertson had a great run to get a bronze in 75m hurdles.
There were many more great performances outwith the places and a big thank you to all the athletes and coaches. A big thanks to all the parents that helped on the day also.
CSSAL Match 2 9th September 2018
A large turnout of DTFC athletes descended on Grangemouth Athletics Stadium on the 9th September for the 2nd and final Central and South Scotland League division 2 match. They were accompanied by a number of their parents who had also entered the seniors and Masters track and field events hoping to get the required points the club needed to get promotion. Unfortunately the club just failed to get 2nd spot in the league but the performances from the DTFC athletes on the day were quite outstanding.
In the male track events and the ' A string' races there were wins for Oliver Morrison in the U13 75m hurdles and Jan Janik in the U15 200m with Adom Akouko 2nd in the U13 200m. There were also wins in the 'B string' races for Brook Ferguson in the U13 hurdles, Charlie Potter in the U11 150m and Rory Voss in the U15 200m. A succession of excellent places elsewhere gathered a large points total for the club.
In the field the U15 boys leapt to victory in the long jump with Jan Janik and Rory Voss taking first places in each string. Brodie Ferguson also took first place in the U17 Javelin.
In the girls events the successes were even better. Out of the 14 track events ‘A strings’ that DTFC athletes were entered in the club won 7 of these . The winning girls were Daisy Cumming (3000m), Darcie Black (70m Hurdles) , Sophie Thomas ( 150m), Mya McMahon (200m) , Hazel Porter ( Masters 200m), Eva Gasowska (600m) and Katie Lancaster (1500m). There were also excellent places in a number of other events to increase the points total.
In the ‘B strings’ the success was just as good for DTFC with 12 events participated in and 6 wins for DTFC athletes. The winners here were Kirstin Penman ( 70m Hurdles), Maia Helm (75m Hurdles), Sarah Kane (150m) , Shayna Asamoah (200m), Cat Cuthbert (200m Masters) and Minnie Brocklesby (1500m).
In the field the girls were most successful in the javelin with Mya McMahon winning the U13 ‘B string’ and Ellen Ranklin and Isla Steel winning the U17s strings.
The Seniors and Masters athletes, mainly made up of the parents , put in some sparkling performances to gain much needed points for the club. Dunfermline won the overall match but just failed to clinch 2nd spot in the league. A proud day for the club nevertheless.