Naomi takes silver in Glasgow Indoors

Naomi Morgan, City of Derry Spartans, who claimed silver medal in the Long Jump event at the Scottish Indoor Championships.
Naomi Morgan, City of Derry Spartans, who claimed silver medal in the Long Jump event at the Scottish Indoor Championships.

Championship Indoor action at both Athlone and Glasgow was a mixed bag for local athletes.

With big hope for National Senior honours in Athlone Connor Bradley was unable to compete because of illness, but at the Scottish U18/20 championships the talented teenage Spartan Naomi Morgan (right) claimed two impressive silver medals in the U20 Long Jump and 60m Hurdles. The 17 year-old was just out-leaned on the line in the Hurdles final but had the satisfaction of posting a new pb of 9.32s behind the winner’s 9.31s. She went close again in the Long Jump. Her silver medal jump of 5m 35cm only 3cms shy of the gold and her back up leap of 5m 34cm gave her the silver on countback over another Scots competitor. A very good recent few weeks Indoor for Naomi as she added to her Ulster gold and National bronze won at Magherafelt and Athlone respectively. Eight locals travelled to Glasgow and all performed well without adding to the Morgan medals. Switching to trail running and staying with the silver theme, both Foyle Valley’s Pius McIntyre and the Spartans Anne Paul took their respective runners-up spots at race four in the Sperrin Harriers Winter League at An Chreagain on Saturday.

Pius finished behind winner Mark McKinstry of North Belfast Harriers as Anne followed the host club’s Karen Alexander home.