Largs girl’s super Southend games

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A teenage pentathlete, ranked in the UK’s top 10 at under-13, shared top women’s points and the inagural Carskiey cup for ladies at Southend Highland games.

Jilly Lefebvre, 13, from Largs, but formerly of Kilmichael Glassary near Lochgilphead, has been shattering Argyll and Bute records for more than two years.

On Saturday evening at Southend, Lefebvre, amassed 11 points, winning the women’s 100 yards, 220 yards and high jump as well as placing second in the shot putt.

Consistent Hazel Barr, second in five events: 100, 220, and 440 yards, the half-mile and the mile and third in the shot putt, also gained 11 points to share the Carskiey cup with Lefebvre.

Jennifer Martin won three events the 440 yards, half and mile races to total nine points.

In the men’s events, Paul Dearie, from Carluke in South Lanarkshire scoooped the Open cup. He was the most consistent point scorer collecting 18, but only gained the maximum three in one event, the high jump.

Craig Nicholson gained most men’s firsts in the field events. The men’s Carskiey cup was won by Kevin MacIntyre and mile winner Stuart McGeachy won the Kevin Scally cup.

In addition a record entry of 44 Highland dancers took part from as far afield as Alexandria, Paisley.