Athletics is going from strength to strength at Glasgow Academy, with an outstanding 29 qualifying standards achieved for the Scottish Schools Athletics Championships last year. Eve Denholm completed a sprint double, winning silver in both the 200m and the 300m in the U15 girls competition. In the process, she also set two new school records. Murray Fotheringham ran a huge personal best to further lower the school record for the U14 boys 800m to 2min 09 and take the bronze medal. Later in the day, he went one better in the high jump, winning silver. Adam Orr and Sam Gray both cleared huge personal best heights in the pole vault, with Adam setting a new school record of 3m. Ava Smith proved herself to be a versatile athlete, winning the sprint hurdles gold at the Glasgow Schools Championships and setting multiple school records in the 800m.
As a result of their performances, four Glasgow Academy athletes were selected to represent Glasgow in the U15 Inter area match. Eve Denholm ran in the 200m, Abbey Orr in the high jump, Scott Sprang in the 1500m and Murray Fotheringham in the 800m and the high jump. This was a real honour and they wore their Glasgow vests with pride.
Our picture shows Catriona (right) along with a couple of her Great Britain teammates.