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Athletics | 24th August 2023
 

The Fantastic Four

 
 
EXCELLED THEMSELVES: Aoiffion McVittie-Brangan, Antonia Brockley, Matilda Brockley and Ava Bell
 

Four young athletes from Langholm travelled to Aberdeen this weekend to compete in the Scottish National Athletics Championships at Aberdeen Sports Village.

Matilda Brockley, still only 15-years-old, won the U20 Triple Jump with a magnificent personal best jump of 11.92m, an improvement of 44cm on her previous personal best. That moves Matilda to No 2 in the UK rankings in the U17 Triple Jump, and she will now head to Cardiff next weekend to compete for the Scotland U20 National Team.

Younger sister Antonia Brockley had a fantastic day on Saturday winning one silver and two bronze medals in the U15 events. She won a bronze medal in the 100m with a fantastic time of 12.21secs. She followed this up with a jump of 5.19m in the long jump, an increase of 14cm on her previous personal best to win a silver medal and jump to No3 in the Scottish Rankings. Finally, she won a bronze medal in the 75m Hurdles with an excellent time of 11.8secs.

Ava Bell was competing in the U15 triple jump on Saturday. Ava once again jumped brilliantly to beat her previous personal best jump of 9.60cm by 19cm to record a jump of 9.79cm. This was enough to secure her the Scottish Championship bronze medal.

Finally, a very young 11-year-old Aoiffion MB was competing in her first event as an affiliated athlete and only her 4th race on a running track, following local events in June and July. Competing in the U13 100m with 42 other athletes, Aoiffion qualified 3rd fastest from 6 heats to go into the semi-finals and, then went on to qualify for the final as the 4th fastest runner from the two semi-finals. Up against athletes nearly 18 months older than her in the final, Aoiffion ran a fantastic race, fractionally missing out on a medal. However, she recorded a brilliant time of 13.69secs on the day making her the fastest Year 1 Under 13 athlete in Scotland and a time that should elevate her to near the top of the Scottish U13 Rankings.

All four girls receive funding through the “Welcome to Langholm” Future Champions Awards.

 
 
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