Busy weekend for Chirnside youngsters

Keira Waddell who has returned to the top of the Scottish rankings.
Keira Waddell who has returned to the top of the Scottish rankings.

Over the weekend Chirnside Chasers were out in force.

First up on Saturday morning four athletes travelled to Livingston for the second round of the Throws Grand Prix.

All four athletes managed a peronal best with Archie Fuller throwing a new PB of 7.98 in the shot put (fourth best throw in Scotland).

In the javelin Ben Evans threw 25.9 (PB), Harry Fuller 21.9 (PB) and Archie just missed his best with a throw of 19.9.

Meanwhile Keira Waddell continued her fine form after beating a 30-year-old school record during the week she made the trip to Livingston where she threw a new PB of 34.49, which is the best throw for her age in Scotland and takes her back up to the top of the rankings.

Later that afternoon it was the first event on the Border Games summer series took place in Earlston. Daniel Ross finished second in the 800m youth handicap with Josh Abbott sixth. In the 1600m youth handicap Rory Williams finished in second place. Also placed in the same race were Isla Taylor and Charlie Jones.

Highlight of the day was Joey Brown’s victory in the 90m youth event. Also running gaining valuable experience were Robert Derries and Kyle Taylor.

On Sunday Josh Abbott travelled to the Markinch Highland Games where he won the 800m. He ran from a mark of 120m which was some 130m behind the front runner but cut though the field.