Top Kintyre athletes race to Argyll athletics final

Competing cousins: Ryan Johnston and Robert Kerr race to the finish line.

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Words and photographs by Hannah O’Hanlon

Kintyre’s top indoor athletes will compete against youngsters from across Argyll at the final of the Sport Hall Athletics in Oban.

The results from the Kintyre heat are:

Under seven girls: 1 Emma Johnston, Castlehill, 16 pts; 2 Eleyna McEachran, Castlehill, 12.5 pts; 3 Louise Ralston, Castlehill, 11 pts; 4 Niamh McSporran, Dalintober, 5 pts; 5 Alana Lewis, Castlehill, 4 pts. Under nine girls: 1 Lucy McFadzean, Castlehill, 18 pts; 2 Taylor McMillan, Castlehill, 15.5 pts; 3 Ailie Renton, Castlehill, 11.5 pts; 4 Cara Macpherson, Dalintober, 6 pts; 5 Korri McMillan, Castlehill, 3 pts. Under 11 girls: 1 Kirstie Renton, Castlehill, 22 pts; 2 Cara McFadzean, Castlehill, 14.5 pts; 3 Ruby Dunlop, Ardrishaig (qualified at Mid Argyll heat) 7.5 pts; 4 Beth Johnstone, Tarbert (qualified at Mid Argyll heat) 6 pts; 5 Niamh Quinn, Castlehill, 5 pts; 6 Emma Millar, Castlehill, 3 pts; 7 Erin Ralston, Castlehill, 3 pts. Under 13 girls: 1 Violet Campbell, Castlehill, 12 pts; 2 Rianne Coffield, Dalintober, 6 pts.

Under seven boys: 1= Murray MacKay, Drumlemble, Craig MacMillan, Castlehill, and Graham Brown, Dalintober, 11 pts; 4 Charley Gilchrist, Dalintober, 10.5 pts. Under nine boys: 1= Kian Campbell, Dalintober, and Isiah Doxsey, Drumlemble, 19 pts; 3 Richard Giffen, Castlehill, 15 pts; 4 Harry Reid, Dalintober, 4 pts; 5 Sandy MacKinnon, Castlehill, 3 pts. Under 11 boys: 1 Jack Green, Dalintober, 22.5 pts; 2 Robert Kerr, Dalintober, 15 pts; 3 Jake Anderson, Castlehill, 14.5 pts; 4 Ryan Johnston, Castlehill, 8 pts. Under 13 boys: 1 Oliver Reid, Campbeltown Grammar, 18 pts; 2 Kris Fleming, Dalintober, 10 pts; 3 Daniel Semple, Castlehill, 8 pts.

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Twins Emma and Hannah Millar compete in the speed bounce. 50_c10athletics05

Niamh Quinn in action in the triple jump. 50_c10athletics08

Craig MacMillan eyes up the competition. 50_c10athletics11

Emma Johnston competes in the triple jump. 50_c10athletics13

Violet Campbell races against Rianne Coffield. 50_c10athletics16

Competing cousins: Ryan Johnston and Robert Kerr race to the finish line. 50_c10athletics18

Jack Green and Jake Anderson in a close competition. 50_c10athletics19

Jack Green throws the javelin. 50_c10athletics21

Lucy McFadzean, right, in racing action. 50_c10athletics24

Amelie Ralston and Abigail McAllister race across the hall. 50_c10athletics27

Oliver Reid prepares to throw the shot putt. 50_c10athletics30

Oliver Reid, left, races against Daniel Semple, centre, and Kris Fleming, right. 50_c10athletics33

Joint under nine boys’ champions Kian Campbell, front, and Isiah Doxsey. 50_c10athletics35