3 new Scottish records officially ratified

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The scottishathletics Track and Field Commission has officially ratified three performances as new Scottish National Records at their June meeting.

Mark Dry has removed the long-standing hammer record of 75.40, held by Chris Black since 1983, with his superb throw of 76.93 at the Loughborough international on 17 May.

Also at Loughborough, Ben Greenwood set a new record for the under-17 800 metres, his 1:50.44 bettering Mark Mitchell’s 1:50.90 which was set in 2004.

The third new record holder is Pitreavie’s Anna Gordon, her vault of 3.90 metres at the Pitreavie club championships on 12 April equalling the existing under-20 indoor record held by Kirsty Maguire.

A number of performances are awaiting ratification as no completed application forms have been received to date by the records committee. These include the pole vault clearance by Jax Thoirs  of 5.65 at the Pac-12 Championships in America on 16 May.


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First published on: 1 July, 2015 12:00 am