YOUNG Glenpark Harriers Enjoy Impressive Performances

5 August, 2022 | Sport

Harris Morrison, left, and Kyle Johnstone

GLENPARK Harriers’s junior duo Harris Morrison and Kyle Johnstone continued their summer progress with impressive performances.

At the Friday night Glasgow Athletic Miler Meet, Kyle set his sights on a new best over 1500 metres.

Having created a new best over 800 metres in the previous weeks, Kyle was on track going through halfway to add another over the longer distance.

Approaching 300 metres to go, Kyle dug deep into his endurance ability, which carried him home crossing the line in a new best of 4.30mins some four seconds improvement.

On the Sunday, his team-mate Harris Morrison travelled to Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh to compete in the delayed 153rd New Year Sprint event.

Contesting the Open Handicapped 200 metres for over 16-year -olds, Harris was challenging the country’s senior sprinters.

Harris was placed in the middle of the field for the heat and, despite a nervous performance, he claimed a place in the final.

With a large monetary prize on offer for the winner, a bit of game play by the senior athletes made little impact on Harris who exploded from his start and was powering past the athletes in front of him as he hit the home straight.

A mature approach to maintain his technique over the last 50 metres saw him holding off the fast finishing seniors to cross the line first, claiming gold and the impressive prize pot.

Both athletes now look to put the finishing touches to their season over the next few weeks before focusing on their winter programmes.

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