Scotland's top jumpers were in Tobermory today as the Mull Highland Games were host to the SHGA Scottish Light Field Championship. Current SHGA Athlete of the Year Allan Hamilton who is striving to make the Long Jump standard for the 2018 Commonwealth Games arrived at Erray Park after topping the the Scottish long jump rankings following a meeting in Cork on Tuesday evening.
Hamilton who broke both the LJ and TJ SHGA Scottish records in the competition on the island 12 months ago was joined on the start list by Scotland's 3rd and 4th ranked triple jumpers Tony Daffurn and Aidan Quinn. This trio dominated proceedings in what turned out to be an enthralling competiton.
All three jumpers went above 46' in the Triple Jump contest with Hamilton's winning jump of 49' 8.5'' marginally short of his own Scottish record of 51' 1''. Quinn claimed the runners up prize with 48' 2.5'' with Daffurn 3rd at 46.7.5. Tremendous jumping.
The Long Jump saw Hamilton once again go close to his record jump of last year as he was pushed all the way by his two rivals, his jump of 24' 2'' was only 4.5'' short of the SHGA Scottish record. This time Daffurn took second place jumping out to 23' 8.5'' with Quinn third at 21. 8.5.
Tony Daffurn emerged the winner in the High Jump with a leap of 1.75m with Hamilton and Quinn tied for second on 1.70m. Hamilton's two wins and a second place was good enough for him to retain his title. He topped off a fine day of competition by winning the 100 yards scratch race in 10.27 seconds. Aidan Quinn won the handicap 100 yards in 10.69 from a start of 2.5mts.
Kyle Potts,Hawick won the 220 yards handicap in 24.53 with Cameron Clamp TLJT following up his win at Inveraray 48 hours earlier in the 440 yards in 57.29. The scratch 880yards was won by Colin Welsh,Kelso in 2:16.19 with the 880 yards handicap going to Hamish Hickey,Strathpeffer in 2:11.09. Hawicks Derek Scott was victorious in the one mile handicap in 4:34.49.
All the main players were in action in the heavy events.
Lukasz Wenta again impressed with a throw of 56' 7'' to win the 16lb shot. No record this time in the 56 WoB as he shared first place with his brother Sebastien with a throw of 15'. Lorne Colthart failed to follow up his World Caber win at Inveraray settling for joint 3rd with Lukasz. Daniel Dorrow,Germany who the caber at Burntisland on Monday shared top spot with Sebastien.
Despite not winning the caber Lorne still had a good day with three firsts, 16lb hammer 136' 10'', 22lb hammer 105' 4'' and 56 Wfor D 70'7''.
Published: 2017-07-21 10:48:14