Keira throws another PB to win Scottish Schools gold

Berwickshire High School's medal winning athletes Alexandra Vallance (left) and Keira Waddell.
Berwickshire High School's medal winning athletes Alexandra Vallance (left) and Keira Waddell.

Duns javelin thrower Keira Waddell broke yet another record on her way to a Scottish Schools gold medal at Grangemnouth.

The Scottish Schools Track and Field Championships were held over Friday and Saturday. They marked the culmination of a number of months training for the young athletes.

A number of Chirnside Chasers were taking part for their respective schools against the best that Scotland could offer.

Representing Berwickshire High School, Keira, a member of Chirnside Chasers, threw a new personal best of 34.69 which was a new Scottish Schools Championship record and enough to win the gold medal and take the Scottish Schools title in the under 15 age group.

Fellow Berwickshire High pupil and Chirnside Chaser, Alexandra Vallance, took part in the under 17 Javelin and produced a brilliant throw of 31.98, which was a new personal best and good enough for an excellent silver medal in the competition. This also means Ali could be selected for Scotland in the two upcoming international matches in July and September.

Tammie Hunter (Berwickshire High School) comnpeted in the under 14 shot put. However, Tammie injured her shoulder in the warm up and although she still managed to complete her three throws she was a little behind her best.

Jamie Kinghorn (Berwickshire High School), Rory Williams (Berwickshire High School) and Josh Abbott (Kelso High School) all ran in the 800m under 15 age group with Rory and Josh just missing out on a place in the final.

Josh Abbot and Jamie Kinghorn also took part in the under 15 boys 300m with Josh making the final.

Erin Moran (Berwickshire High School) jumped in the under 14 high jump and just missed out on a PB with a jump of 1.35m. Erin also took part in the under 14 girl’s long jump and finished an excellent fourth place, just out of the medals, with a new PB of 4.56m.

Finally, Archie Fuller (Berwickshire High School) took part in the boys under 14 age group high jump and managed a new PB of 1.41 which for his age group takes him into the top five in Scotland.