Athletes flourish at District Championships. 

Thirty-five Shetland Amateur Athletics Club athletes headed off at the weekend to the Scottish Athletics North District Championships in Inverness. Another three SAAC athletes also headed over to Grangemouth for the Scottish Athletics East District Championships and Open Graded Meeting due to timetable issues with school exams. The championships are the first age-based competition of the outdoor season and for several of the younger athletes, this was their first exposure to this level of competition. 

The Shetland athletes took part in 81 individual events over the weekend and came home with 25 medals across the under 13, under 15 and under 17 age groups spread over all and track and field events. Even more impressive was the 39 PB’s that were registered across the entire group. 

One of the standout performances of the weekend was young Under 13 athlete Archie Irvine, who in his first competition won 3 District Titles in 100m, long jump and high jump, significantly ahead of the second placed athlete in each event. 

The individual results for the Shetland athletes were: 

U13 Boys 

Archie Irvine: 100m, 13.50s; Long Jump, 4.73m; High jump, 1.46m 

Max Smith: 75m Hurdles, 13.36s; 200m, 32.66s; Javelin, 19.39m 

Cameron Black: 1500m, 5.33.56; Long Jump, 3.35m 

Lewis Black: 800m, 2.43.55; 200m, 33.28s 

U13 Girls 

Ruth Anderson: Shot Put, 6.05m; Javelin, 14.76m 

Lauren Grains: 100m, 14.14s; 800m, 2.48.05; Long Jump, 3.93m 

Kari Preacher: Shot Put, 5.00m; Javelin, 11.21m 

Lucy Thomson: Shot put, 5.96m; Javelin, 12.18m 

Layla Todd: 1500m, 5.29.82, Long jump, 3.15m 

U15 Boys 

Reece Black: 1500m, 4.44.57 

Finn Regan: 100m, 12.89s; 200m, 25.61s; High Jump, 1.56m 

James Masson: Shot put, 7.77m; Javelin, 28.52m, 100m, 13.38s 

Ross Dinwoodie: Shot put, 6.73m; 80m hurdles, 16.12s 

Ciaran Morrison: 200m, 32.10s; Long Jump, 3.90m 

Harry Simpson: Long Jump, 4.47m; High Jump, 1.51m 

Murray Todd: 1500m, 5.41.58 

U15 Girls 

Sanna Forsyth: 100m, 14.31s; 200m, 30.39s; Long Jump, 4.28m 

Sadie Fox: 100m, 13.85; 200m, 29.55s; Long jump, 4.05m 

Eve Fraser: 100m, 14.10s 

Kaylee Tulloch: 1500m, 5.11.86 

Mia Kirkness: 100m, 14.44s; 200m, 29.99s; Long Jump, 3.74m 

Dannika Leask: 200m, 31.09s; Long Jump, 3.75m 

Annie Mowat: 200m, 29.41s; Long jump, 4.09m; High jump, 1.29m 

U17 Boys 

Felix Sukhram: 100m, 12.49s; 200m, 26.18s 

Shay Regan: Long jump, 6.09m; Triple Jump, 12.37m (Grangemouth) 

U17 Girls 

Vinessa Carr: Hammer, 23.07m; Shot Put, 5.90m; Discus, 17.01m 

Isla Murphy: Triple Jump, 9.14m, Long jump, 3.82m 

Lois Phillips: Long jump, 3.84m; Triple jump, 8.74m 

Kara Sharp: 100m, 13.44s; 200m, 27.10s 

Maddie Smith: 100m, 14.44s; Long Jump, 4.96m 

U20 Men 

Stuart Bain: 100m, 11.78s; Long Jump, 5.87m 

Shaun Ritchie: 100m, 12.06s; 200m, 25.06s 

U20 Women 

Loni Wiseman: 100m, 13.51s; Triple Jump, 10.26m; Long Jump, 4.22m 

Sophie Grant: 100m, 13.43s; 200m, 28.72s 

Katie Dinwoodie: 100m, 12.15s; 200m, 25.15s (Grangemouth) 

Riahnnon Thomason: 100m, 13.50s; 200m, 27.86s (Grangemouth) 

Senior Men 

Connor McDonald: Shot put, 11.51m 

Sean Walterson: High Jump, 1.81m; Long Jump, 6.32m 

Senior Women 

Elaine Park: Hammer, 35.22m 

The athletes and coaches would like to thank their sponsors Serco Northlink Ferries and Bolts Car Hire, without whose generous sponsorship, participation in these mainland competitions would not be possible.