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Ross County Athletic Club

U12 SuperTeams

Added on 14 July 2013

Very early on Saturday 13th July 2013, to be precise, 0515 from Dingwall, Alister Mackay, Finlay McNaught, Noah Henry, Sam MacKintosh, Tony Henry and Tom Mathieson, set off for the U12 SuperTeams competition at Grangemouth.  Meeting up with Nairn AAAC at Inverness, the two teams travelled South,in a shared mini-bus, to arrive just in time for declarations, change into vests and shorts and wait in the assembly area to be led out for the first of four events, the long jump.  This event was a bit of a shock to the athletes as they were not allowed to use our normal method of measuring the run-up, which is to start at the board and run back a pre-determined number of steps.  Instead the boys were told to use the tape measure at the side of the run-up lane.  Unable to be across there to help them it was great to see the guys get on with it, judging their start position by guesstimation and confirming it with their one practice jump, following it up with some good jumping, especially for the first time competitive jumpers, Alister, Sam and Finlay, with a PB for Noah, by 19cm.  The shot was next, PB for Alister and a great throw from Finlay in his first throws event, 5.72m, good enough for a B String win at P2, and throws just short of 4m for Sam and Noah.  Next up the 100m, a first for all except Finlay, who shaved time off his best for a PB of 14.5s, Alister 16.16, Sam 16.12 and Noah 15.35.  The last event, the 4 x 100m relay was an awesome and close run event.  The time is still to come in but it was a fantastic performance and fitting finale to the day.  Ending the day as 5th placed team and not very far from a medal positon, was AWESOME for the team who had the longest journey and must have been the tiredest athletes there.  As ambassadors for Ross County AC they were superb, impeccably behaved and brilliant athletes, who deserved their MacD on the way home, a day that started about 4am and still wasn't finished when they arrived back at Tore and Dingwall, at the back of 8pm.  I, for one am looking forward to more journeys South.  Well done, boys.