Word on the street in advance of the Mull Games at Tobermory was that there was to be a serious challenge to the long standing light field jumps records from Allan Hamilton, and so it proved to be.
He took the Triple Jump with a new Scottish record of 50’ 1” which erased the figures of 49' 9'' set by Mark Parham,Glasgow 24 years ago at Tomintoul.
It is the first 50 feet jump recorded on the SHGA highland games circuit.
He followed this up with an astonishing 24 feet 6 ½ inches in the Long Jump which was also a new Scottish record beating the previous best of 24' 2'' set in 2006 by Andrew McDonald.
He made it three out of three by winning the high jump with a height of 1.80 metres, this wasn't a record. By this time the crowd on the embankment were on their feet cheering him on. Hamilton took the Kenny McIntyre trophy for overall jumps winner, a recipient of whom I am sure Kenny would have been truly proud.
To complete a day of outstanding performances for Scotland's top ranked Long and Triple Jumper he also won both the scratch and handicap 100 yards in 10.66 and 10.25 respectively.
Allan who has been based in New Mexico,USA for the past couple of years set new PB's for both Long and Triple Jump earlier this year. In the Long Jump he leaped out to 7.88 metres at a meeting in Azusa,California in April, a couple of months earlier at an indoor meeting in Albuquerque,New Mexico he improved his Triple Jump figures to 15.51m
Published: 2016-07-22 10:47:05