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Throwers impress in Wales and New York; East League XC

Throwers impress in Wales and New York; East League XC

Monday 29th January 2024

There were strong performances from Scottish female throwers over the weekend on different sides of the Atlantic.

Amy Kennedy competed as a Senior for the first time at the Welsh Indoor Champs and came up with a fine silver medal in the shot put.

And, in America, there was a weight throw indoor competition win (19.60m) in New York for Angela McAuslan-Kelly, who is on a scholarship in the States. That performance is a Scottish indoor best in the weight throw.

Well done to both athletes and their coaches.

There were other good performances in the States over recent days.

Among the highlights of those would be Andy Butchart over 5000m at 13:30.25 (second all-time indoors) and Joe Ewing over 1000m with 2:22.75 (fifth all-time indoors).

And note 400m specialist Brodie Young racing a 600m in New Mexico with 1:18.92 for the third fastest all-time by a Scot at that distance.


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The third and final East XC League meeting of the season resulted in a win for Jamie Crowe (Central AC) in the Senior Men’s race with Central first  team on the day and retaining Senior Shield.

Isa Paterson (Gala Harriers) won the Senior Women’s race. Edinburgh AC were winning team on the day and retained the Women’s League trophy

The total finishers number of 767 was a the best post-Covid turnout for an East League meeting.

Big thank you to all volunteers involved over the three meetings and particularly for Bathgate to  Edinburgh AC, Corstorphine AC and Harmeny AC for hosting.

Alex Jackson


Amy Kenney, Andy Butchart, Angela McAuslan-Kelly, Brodie Young, Joe Ewing

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