NATIONAL and club records and a medal were picked up by Dunfermline Track and Field Club athletes during a superb weekend at the Combined Events Age Group Championships.
The event, organised by Scottish Athletics, was held at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena on Saturday and Sunday and it was a 48 hours to remember for the Pitreavie-based club as records were sent tumbling throughout the age groups.
Leading the way was under-13 athlete Mya McMahon, who produced an outstanding performance on Saturday to exceed expectations and win silver in her first ever combined events competition.
Her points total of 2,649 not only broke an age group and overall club record but also the Scottish under-13 national record, which was previously set by Lucy Davidson, of Central Athletics Club, with 2,483 points.
In the 60 metres hurdles she placed second in a time of 9.86 seconds, beating her previous club age group record of 10.13, and came first in the high jump by breaking the age group and overall club record of 1.50 metres set by Jade Hutchison after jumping 1.56m.
Her performance in the long jump also set a new age group and overall club record with a jump of 4.79m, claiming second place in the discipline, while during the course of the day she also broke her personal best in both the shot put and 800m events.
On Sunday, the record-breaking performances continued with under-17 Ellen Rankin, who broke the 800m club age group record in a time 2:45.60, beating the previous record of 2:49.25 that had been set by Ellie Forrester since December 2014.
She also broke four PBs, including her overall pentathlon score, while Isla Steel set a new under-15 club age group record of 9.61 for the 60m hurdles, beating her own record of 9.75 set last month. She also broke all but one of her PBs.
Under-15 Morgan Robertson smashed all six of her PBs, including her overall pentathlon score, and club coach Vicky Stephen said: “Words cannot describe how proud I am of the squad right now. They exceeded all their expectations and showed that there is no substitute for hard work, dedication and a positive attitude.
“We are all now really excited to see what the outdoor season brings.”