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CONSOLATION FOR HARRIS AT STIRLING writes Shane Fenton.

Fifer Sean Harris gained some consolation for his failure to win the big sprint the previous day at Jedburgh by sprinting to victory and a prize of £200 in the Open 90 metres handicap at Stirling Games on Sunday

The previous day at Jed the punters had backed him down to favourite to land the £3000 prize however he could only finish 6th and the bookies kept the money in their satchels.

Harris won his heat at Stirling before going to land the final in 9.69 seconds from a start of 7.25 metres, Borderer John Fleming from Kelso was second with Willie Bates, Tullibody third.

There was a female 1 - 2 in the Open 200 metres with Sarah Ross, Pitreavie AC edging out Wendy Nicol,DWF mother of Scottish international Gemma.
DWF gained revenge in the Open 400 metres when John Lowis powered to victory ahead of Willie Bates and Stuart Grant, Glasgow.

Derek Scott from Hawick made his journey up from the Borders a fruitful one by landing an 800 metres 3200 metres double, in the shorter race he came home ahead of Gerald Gibson,Selkirk and Willie Bates. In the 3200 he stayed on strongly to hold off backmarker Colin Welsh, Kelso and Barry Davie, Pitreavie AC.

Welsh turned the tables on Scott in the 1600 metres handicap with a fine run from the backmark, Scott finished runner up with Gary Turner, Campbeltown third.

It was another profitable day for many of the youth athletes, like Alva the previous day they had 5 races to contest. There was a female first three in the 90 metres with victory going to Pitreavie AC's Zara Connelly, just piping her training companion Caitlin Murphy with Jess Concannon DWF third.

There was a Borders win in the Youths 200 metres with Gary Gerrard, Selkirk getting up to collar Jess Concannon and Chris Glass,Glasgow.
There was further Selkirk celebrations in the Youths 400 metres with victory going to Tom Paterson from his stable mates Andrew Nesbitt and Jack Stanners.

It was Selkirk again in the Youths 800 metres with James McLean coming through to deny Fifers Connor Morris DWF and Ryan Thomson, Pitreavie AC.

Scottish schools champion Aiden Thomson, Pitreavie AC followed up his Alva win with victory in the Youths 1600 metres handicap after a good scrap over the last lap with James McLean, Zara Aziz, Selkirk ran a good race to place third.

Published: 2011-07-14 14:00:07