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Five new records at Argyll athletics final


THERE was an entry of 113 young athletes at the Argyll final of Sports Hall Athletics at Atlantis Leisure, Oban, last Sunday.

The final was the last in a series of five competitions held in Argyll during the winter promoted by Mid Argyll Athletic Club.

During almost five hours of intense competition, five Argyll age records were broken with young athletes from Oban and Kintyre mainly dominating in the boys events and Mull and Kintyre to the fore in the girls events.

Top performer of the day was, without doubt, Ellen MacRae from Salen on Mull who was the under 9 champion winning four events and breaking the Argyll age record in three events and was only 4cms short of the long standing record in the standing long jump with 1.72metres. Ellen started an amazing day winning the high jump on countback ahead of Beth Johnstone from Tarbert with both girls clearing

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