The McCain National Indoor Open on Saturday 19 January saw hundreds of athletes from all over Scotland of all ages taking part in a packed day of sport in Scottish Athletics’ first event at the new Emirates Arena in Glasgow. It was a busy day, with entries up an incredible 68 per cent on the 2012 Open at the Kelvin Hall. Ayr Seaforth contributed to the increase in participation with 25 athletes the largest contingent from the club in recent years to take part.
The format of an open competition being that athletes are placed in heats against athletes of differing ages but similar ability,there are no prizes up for grabs just trying to better your own previous times and distances. The Ayr athletes showing that the hard work being put in over the Winter is starting to pay off with most obtaining personal bests.Results are were as follows.
Long Jump- U13 Girls Caitlin Chilton 3.47m, U15 Girls Katie McAlpine 3.89m, U20 Women Carolyn Harvey 4.88m. U15 Boys Fraser Angus 4.53m, Callum Meldrum 4.50m. Triple Jump U20 Women Carolyn Harvey 10.33m.High Jump-U13 Girls Caitlin Chilton 1.25m, U15 Girls Katie McAlpine 1.40m(pb),U15 Boys Thomas Mangan 1.15m(pb),Peter Mangan 1.30m.
60Mh U23 Women Claire Taylor 8.99s.60m U13 Girls Ellie Cooper 9.60s, Niamh Graham 9.31s,U15 Girls Nadia Simpson 8.57s(pb),Kirsten McClymont 8.77s(pb), Rhea McTaggart 9.17s(pb), Katie McAlpine 9.25s, Anna George 9.70s(pb).U17 Girls Aimee McGinley 8.39s(pb),Alison Leckie 8.71s.U15 Boys Fraser Angus 8.18s(pb),Euan McCracken 8.19s(pb),Calumm Meldrum 8.29s(pb),Andrew Peck 8.61s.U17 Men John Hamilton 7.67s(pb).
200m U15 Girls Nadia Simpson 27.15s(pb),Kirsten McClymont 29.68s(pb),Holly Coughtrie 29.82s(pb),Anna George 31.66s(pb),U17 Women Aimee McGinley 28.44s(pb),U23 Women Claire Taylor 25.91s.U15 Boys Fraser Angus 26.04s(pb),Euan McCracken 26.26s(pb),Calumm Meldrum 26.76s(pb),U17 Men John Hamilton 24.75s(pb).800M U13 Girl Caitlin Chilton 2:54:21m(pb),U15 Girl Rebecca Martin 2:41:60m(pb),U13 Boy Steven Martin 2:28:32m(pb),U15 Boy Lewis Ross 2:18:34,Euan McLevy 2:28:32m.Shot Putt U15 Boy Andrew Peck 9.45m, Calumm Meldrum 9.16m(pb), U17 Men James Gaffney 11.16m.