Commonwealth Games the aim for hurdles trio

Commonwealth Games the aim for hurdles trio
01 Sep

Three women will line up for tomorrow’s 100m hurdles event all chasing Commonwealth Games qualifying times for their respective countries.

Guernsey’s Kylie Robilliard has not raced on-island very often in recent seasons but will be looking forward to drawing on the home support as she targets the Gold Coast Commonwealths. Her opponents both boast 2017 personal bests which are inside Robilliard’s Island record of 13.54 – so will provide stiff tests for her as well as aiming at their own qualifying marks.

Heather Paton (right) is ranked 9th in the UK this season with a time of 13.47 – according to Scottish Athletics nomination document she needs to post a second time under 13.50sec to gain a place on the plane to Australia.

Northern Ireland’s Megan Marrs (left) is also within touching distance of the time she needs, the consideration time being 13.45 compared with her PB this season of 13.51 – which ranks her 11th in the UK.

The two visiting women have already faced off in recent weeks, ironically the visiting Marrs took the Scottish title ahead of Scotland’s Paton at Grangemouth. Both will be hoping to go faster tomorrow and Robilliard will aim to follow – she needs a time in the region of 13.8sec.


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