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Walker on record-breaking form

THE record-breaking form of Scottish athletes, and more specifically, those in Andy Young’s training group, has struck again, with Eloise Walker breaking the Scottish under-20 indoor record for the 3000m.

The teenager finished fifth at the AIT Grand Prix in Athlone, Ireland, crossing the line in a time of 9 minutes 21.30 seconds which bettered the previous Scottish record, held by Walker’s training partner, Jemma Reekie, by almost seven seconds.

Walker has recently joined Young’s training group, which also includes Laura Muir, who currently holds a number of British and European records, as well as Reekie, who has been in breathtaking form in recent weeks, including breaking the British indoor record at the start of the month before taking Muir’s British indoor 1500m and mile record last weekend.

Walker’s record-breaking run came on the back of her selection for the World University Cross-County Championships, which will take place next month in Morocco.

Also competing in Athlone was David Smith, who took gold in the high jump with a clearance of 2.23m while Guy Learmonth was third in the 600m with a time of 1 minute 17.77 seconds.

Learmonth’s run came ahead of his appearance at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow on Saturday, where he will go head-to-head with his compatriot, Josh Kerr in the 800m. Also in the 800m field is World Indoor champion, Adam Kszczot.

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