Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Bank of Scotland Grand Prix Hammerama Grangemouth 16th May

Myra Perkins recorded a new lifetime best of 53.81m in the second Bank of Scotland Grand Prix Hammerama of the season in Grangemouth on Saturday (May 16th) - also an IAAF World Youth Championships qualifying standard (53.00m) for the event in Bressanone, Italy this summer (8th - 12th July).

It was also new Grand Prix record and set the standard for a number of high quality performances in the under-17 and under-20 age-groups.

There were invited guests from England and Wales in the under-20 and under-17age groups and overall the 36 assembled hammer throwers set 22 personal bests in the various competitions.

There were a number of notable performances from Harriers athletes:

Under-13 male athlete Ciaran Wright added nearly 7m to his previous best in throwing 42.98m. Throughout the event, he performed consistently and recorded five throws which bettered his previous best.

Jacqueline Plain still only 14 years old, added 4m to her personal best with 40.53m.
Switching to the lighter 3kg Hammer for the last event of the day, the performances were maintained.

Myra Perkins again set a Grand Prix record and personal best of 59.71m, winning the event.
Jacqueline Plain continued to be inspired, as she recorded an incredible 47.88m, some 3m beyond her previous best set at the first Grand Prix of the year in early April.

Edmund Reid featured strongly in the under-17age competition, which was won by guest Tim Williams of Gloucester, who has a season's best of 63.65m, with 58.37m.

In the junior men's event, Kyle Randalls set a personal best of 53.45m.

The full results can be seen by following this link

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