Young Adam on track for bright future in athletics

Adam Scott, Kirkcaldy, Fife AC
Adam Scott, Kirkcaldy, Fife AC

An up and coming young Kirkcaldy athlete is making his mark as one of Scotland’s most promising middle distance talents.

Fife Athletic Club junior Adam Scott won the Scottish Under 16 Indoor 1500m title just 10 days after claiming the silver medal over the same distance at the Scottish Schools Indoor Championships.

Representing Balwearie High School, Adam produced one of the best performances at the Scottish Schools Indoor Track and Field Championships, which took place at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena on Thursday, February 6.

Having comfortably won his heat in 4.25.85, Adam and Ben Greenwood (Perth Academy) set a fast pace over the first 400m of the final, which created a sizeable gap between them and the chasing pack.

Over the latter stages, Greenwood, who is over a year Adam’s senior, pulled away to win in a championship best performance of 4.11.99.

Despite narrowly missing out on the title, Adam’s time of 4.12.33 was a Scottish indoor under 15 record by an impressive 10 seconds, and put him at the top of the current UK rankings for his age group by 13 seconds.

Then, at the Emirates Arena on Sunday past, Adam went one better to claim the Scottish Indoor Under 15 title. Adam’s time of 4.15.56 was an impressive four seconds clear of his nearest rival.

Other Fife AC athletes in action at the Scottish Schools Indoor Championships were under 16 Euan Boyle (Kinross High) who qualified for the 800m final after coming fourth in his heat in 2.12.39, over 16 Ailsa Cruickshanks (Waid Academy) who was ninth in the 1500m final in 5.09.80, over 16 Shannon Almond (Bell Baxter) who was third in her 60m heat in 8.58, under 16 Struan Christie (Madras College) who was fifth in his 60m heat in 8.33 and under 16 Cian Young (Kirkland) who qualified for the 200m semi after coming third in his heat in 25.27.

Also competing at the Scottish Indoor Championships were under 18 Keiran McGhie who came sixth in his 60m semi in 7.63, under 16 Cian Young who came second in his 200m heat in 24.99, under 20 Calum Mitchell who came eighth in the 60m final in 7.35, under 16 Euan Boyle who came fourth in his 800m heat in 2.14.33, under 16 Euan Mitchell who came fifth in his 800m heat in 2.23.09 and Calum Sleigh who came third in his 200m semi
in 25.36.