Monday 12th February 2018

Records Broken at Student Athletics Championships

Athletics records shattered as students from Colleges and Universities compete in the annual Championships featuring double European gold medalist, Laura Muir.

Laura Muir has broken the Scottish native 1500m indoor record at the Scottish University Indoor Championships.

” We make no apologies for labelling it ‘An Extraordinary Day’ as no fewer than four Scottish Records or Best Performances fell in the matter of 24 hours. “

Scottish Athletics have classed Saturday the 10th February ‘An Extraordinary Day’ as records were broken across the Globe, with our favourite featuring Laura Muir here in Scotland.

The Championships took place this weekend at the Emirates Arena with over 25 events across Saturday. Students competed against one another in Long Jump, Pole Vault, High Jump, and runs in a variety of different meters. Take your pick! 
Photo by Bobby Gavin

Taking to the 1500m Run was University of Glasgow Athlete and double European indoor gold medalist Laura Muir posting a time of 4:05.37. Muir not only look the Scottish Unis 1500m title but she took another Scottish record in the process!

The previous native record was held by Susan Scott since 2006 with a time of 4:11.39 on Scottish soil.

Muir is the currently holding the Scottish Student Sport Female Athlete of the year award.

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As the Championships expand it was great to see students from the College network attending with representatives from Glasgow Clyde College, Edinburgh College, Perth College UHI, City of Glasgow College, North East Scotland College, South Lanarkshire College!

Absolutely bossing the Heats and eventually taking gold was Michael Olsen of Edinburgh College serving up a time of 6.88 in the Men’s 60m dash to break Steven Dunlops’s title.

City of Glasgow College student Jenna Wrisberg stole the Women’s 60m Dash title with a time of 7.55 posting a new Championship Record.

Full results can be found here.

What a fantastic day and well done to all of the volunteers and officials, we can’t wait to see the photo albums to come!