Good time for Eilish

EILISH McColgan, Dundee Hawkhill, finished a successful track season with ninth place in the 3,000 metres at the IAAF World Challenge Meeting in Rieti, Italy. She clocked nine minutes 11.35 seconds, which is her second best time ever for the distance, behind winner Vivian Cheruiyot, eight minutes 49.17 seconds.

She has also received an invitation to compete in tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) televised Great North City Games one-mile race along the Newcastle Gateshead quayside against last year’s winner, Olympic finalist and world silver medalist, Hannah England, and Olympic 5,000 metre finalist, Julia Bleasdale.

The games will be shown live on BBC1 tomorrow from 1 to 2.30 p.m.


Mixed fortunes

IN THE SWFL East Region 13s Dundee/Angus League, Monifieth recorded an excellent win away to Celtic Ladies and Broughty were the victors by the odd goal in five, but in the East Region 15s League, Monifieth lost out to Celtic Girls at home.

Results: SWFL East Region 13s League - Dundee West 2, Broughty United 3; Celtic Girls Tayside 1, Monifieth Ladies 7.

Placings: Celtic Girls 27; Forfar Farmington Blues 24; Forfar Farmington Wildcats, Dundee United Sports Club 21; Broughty United 18; Monifieth Ladies 15; Dundee West 9; Montrose Youth 3; Forfar Farmington Eagles 0.

East Region 15s League – Monifieth Ladies 3, Celtic Girls Tayside 5. Placings: Celtic Girls 27; Dundee United Sports Club 24; Monifieth Ladies, Lomond Colts, Coupar Violet 21; Raith Rovers 6; Cowdenbeath, Jeanfield Saints 3.

Fixtures: SWFL East Region 13s League - Broughty United v Celtic Girls, Gillies Park, 10.30 a.m., Monifieth Ladies v Forfar Farmington Eagles, 10.30 a.m.


Last race

CARNOUSTIE and District Racing Pigeon Club concluded their season with a young bird race from Wakefield on Saturday.

Two members sent 11 birds.

Leading velocities were: 1, Les McKay 1087.38; 2, Brian Main 1051.73; 3, Les McKay 928.44; 4, Brian Main 897.21.