Chasers’ throwers win three East titles

Record-breaker Keira Waddell.

Record-breaker Keira Waddell.

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The emergence of Chirnside Chasers as a throwing powerhouse was demonstrated at the East of Scotland Championships.

Twelve athletes from Chirnside Chasers made the journey north for the two-day event held in brilliant spring sunshine.

First up on Friday night was Josh Abbott who set the tone for the weekend by reaching the final of the Under 15 boys 200m where he recorded an excellent personal best time of 25.80.

Then on Saturday Keira Waddell continued her recent record-breaking form by winning the gold medal in the Under 15 girls Javelin title in a new championship record of 32.90m.

This was followed up later in the day by an Under 13 Shot Putt double with Archie Fuller winning the boys title with a throw of 7.73 (PB) and Hannah Meikle-Hamilton taking the girls title with an excellent new PB of 8.84m.

Archie continued his excellent day by winning the bronze medal in the Javelin with a throw of 19.81m, while his brother Harry Fuller, competing in the under 15 age group, also won the bronze medal in the Javelin with a new PB throw of 19.78m.

Meanwhile on the track Josh Abbott reached the final of the Under 15 boys 300m and finished in an excellent fourth place in a time of 40.21. Rory Williams back competing after a lengthy injury lay produced a sparkling heat run and recorded in a new PB of 2.14.35 in the U15 boys 800m and reached the final where he finished sixth.

Robbie Paulin was competing in his first competition of the year reached the final of the boys U15 100m where he also ran brilliantly also finishing in sixth place in a new PB of 12.27.

Also in the 100m were excellent performances from Joey Brown who recorded 12.45 in the U17 Men and Emily Martin 15.87 in the U13 girls.

In the boys under 13 800m there was new PB’s for both Oliver Stewart 2.36.55 (fifth overall) and Daniel Ross 2.47.95.

Hannah Meikle-Hamilton showed her incredible athletic diversity by finishing fifth in the girls 800m (2.40.13) and made the final of the 70m hurdles where she finished just out the medals in fourth with a new PB of 12.26.

In the other field events there was new PB’s for Joey Brown in the long jump (4.83). And a PB for Charlie Stewart in the Under 13 boys long jump of 3.20 who also competed in the high jump (1.11) and a new PB in the long jump for Emily Martin of 3.08.