Capital student Hamilton passes tough test in Cardiff

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Queen Margaret University student Allan Hamilton, who missed the recent British Universities Championships in Bedford due to exams, bounced back to win his first significant outdoor competition of the season when he won the long jump in the British League Premier Division match at Cardiff.

Hamilton, yet another Capital athlete with no alternative but to compete for an English club to obtain better competition, won the event for the City of Manchester with a leap of 7.19 metres, slightly down on his best indoors this year, 7.31m.

In difficult conditions, with a strong, gusting wind he also finished fifth in the triple jump with a jump of 13.21m.

Edinburgh-based British internationalist Allan Scott faced a headwind of over four metres per second in the high hurdles where finished second in 14.41 secs for Shaftesbury Barnet behind Alex Al-Ameen of Newham and Essex Beagles (13.98).

Scotland’s top discus thrower Angus McInroy could not even get in the Shaftesbury Barnet team for his event and had to compete as a non-scoring guest reaching 52.21 metres, which have put him only seventh overall. The winner was Birchfield’s Brett Morse with a huge, world-class throw of 64.97m.

Edinburgh Leisure manager Andy Frost, competing for Woodford, threw a Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games qualifying distance of 67.54 metres in the hammer for third with Shettleston’s Chris Bennett fourth with 66.67m.

Capital resident Jamie Bowie, running for Glasgow City in the division one meeting in Cardiff, faced similar conditions there, a headwind slowing him to 22.8 secs in the 200 metres.

But Pitreavie’s Anthony Young posted the fastest outdoor time so far by a Scot of 48.26 secs in finishing third for Glasgow in the 400 metres and Edinburgh University’s Ray Bobrownick won the high jump with a leap of 2.05m.