New Year Sprint winner Cameron Tindle will tomorrow attempt to clinch his first senior international vest and a place in the Scottish team for the Sainsbury’s Indoor International at the Emirates Arena on Saturday week.
Tindle will be contesting the 60 metres in the Scottish National Open Championships at the same Glasgow arena but the 16-year-old Berwick schoolboy, who won at Musselburgh Racecourse a fortnight ago, will not have matters all his own way. Lining up against him will be Pitreavie flyer Ryan Oswald and fellow Edinburgh AC member Michael Olsen, who is still only 15 but recorded a time of 7.03 secs last winter which was better than Tindle’s official best of 7.04.
Olsen is now coached by Anne Scott, who also looks after Gillian Cooke, the former world bobsleigh champion who is entered in the women’s race along with 2014 Games long jumper Sarah Warnock (EAC).
Ten years ago Oswald, who is coached by octogenarian veteran John Macdonald and was unlucky not to be chosen for the Glasgow 2014 Games, was the best under-17 sprinter in Britain and with a best of 6.91 secs would start as favourite tomorrow if fully fit.
The meeting has attracted a huge entry of over 800.
Two more events where selection for next weekend’s Sainsbury’s International – against Great Britain and Northern Ireland, France and Germany – has still to be finalised are the women’s 1500 metres and the men’s long jump. Milnathort’s Laura Muir would be the obvious candidate if she wanted the 1500 metres slot.