North athletes earn Commonwealth Video games name as Staff Scotland athletics squad named
Aberdeen and Staff GB sprinter Zoey Clark, who was this week named within the Staff GB squad for the World Championships in Oregon, will head to her third Commonwealth Video games and run in each the 400m and 4x400m relay.
Clark, who revamped her teaching setup final 12 months, received double gold on the Scottish Indoor Championships earlier this 12 months and was a part of the GB relay squad on the Olympics in 2021.
4 north athletes have been named within the Staff Scotland athletics squad for the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham.
Burghead hammer thrower Mark Dry completes a outstanding turnaround in his personal private fortunes by heading to a fourth Video games. The 2-time bronze-medalist had focused Scotland choice after getting back from a 28-month ban for deceptive anti-doping officers, which had seen him battle to clear his title and noticed him landed with a big authorized invoice.
“It wasn’t me hoping I’d get again, I simply knew I’d do something in my energy to get again right here,” he instructed the Press and Journal in Might. “If I used to be injured and that meant I couldn’t make it this 12 months, I must go for one more 12 months and do no matter it took to get again in that vest. I simply knew I’d get again in a vest.”
Becoming a member of him within the area occasions might be Kirsty Regulation, who hails from Munlochy on the Black Isle and might be heading to her second Commonwealth Video games.
Regulation was the 2020 British champion within the discus and picked up a silver final weekend at this 12 months’s occasion. She got here eighth within the ultimate at Glasgow 2014 however in for the reason that begin of final 12 months has set 4 private bests, whereas setting a long-term purpose of qualifying for the Paris Olympics in 2024.
Banchory Stonehaven AC’s Alisha Rees might be on the forefront of Staff Scotland’s sprints group, having set a brand new nationwide 100m file earlier this 12 months.
Rees set marks of 11.39s and 11.34s in Dagenham in Might, which beat the unique file of 11.40s set in 1974 by Helen Golden. Within the course of, she additionally twice eclipsed the qualifying customary for the Video games set by Staff Scotland.
“Being chosen to signify Scotland has been my most important goal this season. I can’t wait to go on the market and signify in Birmingham as I feel it’s going to be a very special day,” mentioned Rees.
“I’ve come full circle. Ever since I went to the Commonwealth Youth Video games in Samoa in 2015, it’s meant there was an enormous build-up for me to the Commonwealth Video games and I’m actually completely happy I’ve managed to attain choice. I’m actually trying ahead to getting on the market and exhibiting everybody what I’ve received.”