Second Year Under 17 athlete Amy Lott of Morpeth Harriers, produced a massive lifetime personal best of 8.81s to win the Scottish 60m Hurdle title at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Sunday 26th January 2020.
Lott, coached by Dave Thomas, also exacted sweet revenge upon close rival Meg Corker of Stockport Triathlon, who had just pipped her in the Northern Championships at Sheffield two weeks ago.
Again, like Corker, Lott had managed to get through an earlier heat, plus a semi-final, and winning them both.
Going into the final, Lott was marginally the faster with 8.89s to Corker’s 8.90s,
but still below their ranked personal best’s.
In the final Corker did produce 8.83s, which is well below her Indoor best of 8.77s,
which she produced in her Semi Final at those Northern Championships at Sheffield.
However, on this occasion Lott proved to be more than a match for her very talented rival,
plus twenty-six other opponents in the competition.
This new personal best for Lott, makes her rise from fifth to third in the current year performance rankings behind Aldershot and Farnham’s Ella Manning, who tops the rankings with 8.74s, and Corker.
Another Morpeth Harrier, also coached by Thomas, and competing in Glasgow, and also getting through three rounds of competition, was first year Under 17 athlete Alice Geoghegan, who took part in the Indoor 300m event for the first time.
In her first-round heat, she posted a time of 43.11s, which saw her get through to a later run semi-final, by winning.
At this stage she had the second fastest qualifying time, and in her semi-final,
she finished second in the fourth fastest overall time of 42.84s.
In the final, she marginally improved her time to 42.74s, which saw her place fifth of six.
It was a superb effort, up against eighteen opponents from the off, and finishing in roughly the top third is an excellent achievement, plus a time that now ranks her in the Top 20 in the UK, and now takes her to number one regionally.