Andy Frost gains revenge on hammer pal Mark Dry

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Capital hammer-thrower Andy Frost turned the tables on his Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games team-mate and bronze medallist Mark Dry to win the men’s event at the Final Fling Hammerama at Livingston on Saturday.

In poor conditions, with a strong gusting wind, Frost, pictured, reached 68.63 metres to beat his former Capital training partner by 15 centimetres.

It was a meeting full of poignancy for many of the throwers, being organised as it was by Frost’s partner Susan McKelvie in memory of their coach Alan Bertram, who died last year.

Scottish champion McKelvie (EAC) won the women’s contest with 61.29m from Myra Perkins (Falkirk), another of Bertram’s pupils.

Glasgow 2014 relay star Greg Louden won both sprints at the final Scottish League match at Scotstoun on Saturday but it was not enough to prevent his club Lasswade AC, who were fifth out of eight on the day but seventh overall, being relegated to division two.

Louden’s times were 100m in 10.83 seconds with the wind well over the limit at 4.4 mps and 200m in 21.84m (+4.1mps) while third in the 100 was Morro Bajo (EAC) in 10.94.

Pat Swan (EAC) was second in the 200 in 21.99, his best for four years, while clubmate Sandy Wilson, still only 17, won the B race in a windy 21.87 (+3.5mps).

EAC finished sixth on the day but fifth overall, with Central AC retaining the title for the fifth year in a row.

Double Scottish women’s sprint champion Kathryn Christie (EAC) was out of luck with the weather for her attempt on a 400m PB at the East Lothian Championships at Meadowmill where it was blowing a gale on Saturday.

Christie, who is going to Aberdeen University next month, was just outside her best of 57.98, being badly slowed by the wind on the third bend.