The second match of this years Youth Development League (YDL) took place on Sunday at The Ayrshire Athletics Arena, Kilmarnock. Unfortunately owing to illness there were many changes to the teams on the day and several of the young athletes who were in attendance stepped up to the plate taking on events which they were not familiar with. Yet again there were numerous personal best performances on a day which started off with rain but got better as it went on. Full results of all Ayr Seaforth athletes can be found in the tables below:-
U13 Boys - YDL Match 2 - Sunday 21 May 2017 - Kilmarnock
4 x 100m Relay
U15 Boys - YDL Match 2 - Sunday 21 May 2017 - Kilmarnock
4 x 100m Relay
4 x 300m
U13 Girls - YDL Match 2 - Sunday 21 May 2017 - Kilmarnock
4 x 100m Relay
U15 Girls - YDL Match 2 - Sunday 21 May 2017 - Kilmarnock
This years West District Track & Field Championships took place at the Ayrshire Athletics Arena, Kilmarnock last weekend in somewhat less than ideal weather conditions. Numerous athletes represented Ayr Seaforth with no less than 3 Gold, 6 Silver and 4 Bronze medals being won. Several young athletes who are in their first year of U13 competition made their debuts on the big stage with some very impressive performances and medals won.
Special mention goes to Sophie Slider(U15) who broke the Championship record in the 300m, unfortunately as she was 2nd in the final the winner also broke it creating a new record in the process.
Congratulations go to U20 athlete Kirstin Oakley who has again broken her own 3000m steeplechase club record in both U20 & Senior Womens age groups. Kirstin was placed 4th in her first ever Missouri Valley Conference Championships which took place last weekend at Wichita, Kansas. She came home in a time of 10:48.05 taking her to 2nd all time Scottish U20 for the event and 14th Woman overall.
Congratulations yet again to Kirstin Oakley who just can’t seem to stop breaking her own club records these days. On Thursday she broke her own 3000m U20/Senior Womens steeplechase record with a time of 11:02.75 and then on Friday she competed in the 1500m when she again broke her own U20/Senior Womens record with a time of 4:37.02. Both records were broken when competing at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Los Angeles, California, USA. This makes a total of 9 records broken in the space of 4 weeks which in itself may be a record !
Sunday 9 April saw the first of the local Open meetings take place at Dam Park Stadium with the meeting hosted by Ayr Seaforth. A high turn out on the day was very pleasing to see as for the first time an online entry system was used. Good weather helped the smooth running of the competition and no doubt made it a an enjoyable experience for those young athletes competing for the first time. Results for all Seaforth athletes can be found below:-
Congratulations to Kirstin Oakley who is making a habit of breaking club records these days having broken another 2 records last night making it 5 records in less than 3 weeks. Last night in Normal, Illinois, USA she achieved a time of 4:40.33 in the 1500m breaking both the U20 and Senior Womens records.
Last Sunday saw this years Indoor U12 superTeams competition take place at The Emirates Arena,Glasgow and once again it was massively over subscribed event with a huge number of teams taking part. The 2 girls teams from Seaforth had an excellent day with the ‘A’ team finishing in 2nd place just narrowly missing out on the title and the ‘B’ team finishing in 4th place. The format for this event is teams of 4 athletes competing in a relay and then each athlete competing in the 60m, Long Jump & Shot Put.
Massive congratulations must go to U15 athlete Gemma Bruce after her performance in the 300m at last weeks Scottish Schools Indoor Championships. Gemma came home in 2nd place in the final of the U16 Girls age group but as an U15 her time of 41.56s,pending ratification, set a new Scottish U15 Indoor record. Congratulations also to coaches Lauren Dickson & Ricky Taylor.