Merchiston Athletics

A small group of boys travelled to Merchiston for the inaugural Merchiston Junior Athletics Cup. Merchiston hopes for this event to become a really big event in years to come but for this year it was a triangular between Ardvreck, Merchiston and Cargilfield. There were two competitors for each event across two competitions, U12 and U14. We performed brilliantly and particularly with the smallest sprinters on track achieving gold with Charlie MM in the 100m and Gabin L in the 100m and 200m. There were many other incredible performances including gold medals for Jamie LM (200m, Long Jump and Cricket Ball), Harris P (High Jump), Paul E (Long Jump), Will F (Long Jump) and Seb S (Javelin).  We really did perform out of our skins and in a very tight competition we were right amongst it before the relays, which were worth double points. Sadly our spiny relay teams were not strong enough and consequently we finished a close third in the tournament.  Lots of fun and experience gained though and we look forward to next year! (Mr David Knock)