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Grangemouth hosts strong performances and Scots land medals at BUCS

Grangemouth hosts strong performances and Scots land medals at BUCS

Tuesday 7th May 2024

Alessandro Schenini (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Alessandro Schenini will always have great memories of Grangemouth after a stunning Native Record there last summer at the Senior Scottish Champs.

And the long jumper made a solid start to the outdoor season at the latest National League meeting at the same venue over the weekend.

Alessandro leapt to 7.41m on a day when Krishawn Aiken was also in good form with a 10.58w performance in the 100m sprints.

U17 athlete Emma Clark clocked 12.00 in the 100m, too, and that time was matched in the same age group by Tehillah Ikechukwu Okonkwo.

Thanks as always to our Officials and all other volunteers delivering National League events.


Adam Hoole (photo by Bobby Gavin)

The British Unis Champs (BUCS) always offers strong early season competition for Scottish athletes and a number impressed in Manchester.

We reckon the summary was four silver medals and four bronze medals for Scots.

The silver quartet featured Hannah Anderson at 1500m (4:21. 06), Lois Garland at 200m (23.93), Adam Hoole in the Long Jump (7.35m), Dawn Russell in the Javelin (47.30).

The bronze medal quartet featured Peter Bradshaw at 5000m (14:21.45), Jane Davidson in the 100m Hurdles ( 13.93), Ben Heron in the 400m Hurdles (52.70), Adam Hoole in the 220m Hurdles (14.25).

As well as the above, there were a number of Scottish all-time list impressions including Scott Hopper’s javelin at 63.70 (fourth all-time U20) and Sara Barbour’s pole vault at 3.84m (tenth all-time).

Well done to all Scottish athletes and coaches who competed at BUCS this year and good luck for up-coming events.


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