A look ahead to this weekend’s Scottish Senior Championships at Kilmarnock
Commonwealth bronze medallist Mark Dry is among those in action at the Scottish Senior Championships this weekend and will bid for his third successive hammer title at Kilmarnock.
Dry and around 20 other members of the Team Scotland track and field squad from Glasgow 2014 are expected to compete at the event which marks the pinnacle of the season for many club athletes in Scotland. More than 300 entries have been received Para-atheltics events are integrated into the programme as they were at Hampden Park for the Games.
“With Lynsey Sharp and Eilidh Child in Zurich and Libby Clegg preparing for the IPC Europeans next week, I guess will be the only athletics medallist there,” said Dry.
“I’ve won the title the last couple of years but I am sure Andy Frost and Chris Bennett, my team-mates at Hampden, will be busting a gut to beat me.
“‘It will be very different from throwing in front of 40,000 at Hampden and everyone screaming their heads off for us.”
There should be some intriguing contests between Team Scotland colleagues as Jade Nimmo and Sarah Warnock meet in the long jump – Warnock defending the title she won last August.
Relay squad members Jamie Bowie, Greg Louden and Grant Plenderleith will meet over 400m have been part of the team to have set a national record in the heats at Hampden.
Three Commonwealth Games finalists meet in the women’s hammer as Susan McKelvie takes on Rachel Hunter and Myra Perkins. World Juniors finalist Kimberley Reed will challenge that trio.
Wheelchair racer Meggan Dawson-Farrell is set to compete after winning gold in the IWAS World Juniors, while Sammi Kinghorn misses out with GB duty in Swansea at the IPC Europeans along with four other Scots.
Action begins at 12.45pm on Saturday and Sunday.
» Start-lists for Kilmarnock are available at www.scottishathletics.org.uk