McColgan Makes Senior GB Debut

June 20, 2011

Scottish Commonwealth Youth Games representative from 2008, Eilish McColgan made her debut in a GB senior vest at the European Team Championships in Stockholm last weekend.

Selected as a travelling reserve to cover a number of events, the 20 year old was called up at the last minute for the 3000m Steeplechase. She ran a personal best time of 9:55.13 in an event which she has only competed in twice before and finished ninth, contributing vital points to the GB team total.

Speaking with the BBC McColgan said: “It was my first time representing GB at any level and it’s just proved to me that this is what I want to do. This race was really a stepping stone for London 2012 and for Glasgow 2014 in my home country!”

Lee McConnell was also in good form in Stockholm, boosting her Olympic hopes by helping Great Britain into second place in the 4x400m relay in a time of 50.6 seconds.

Elsewhere, Scotland’s two throwers Andy Frost and James Campbell had a disappointing meet. Frost was well off the mark in the hammer with his throw of 61.53m to take 11th place. Campbell, on his GB debut, was ninth in the javelin after throwing just 68.03m.

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