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Athlete of the Year

Published Thursday 24th of February 2011 04:05:27 PM

Merchiston pupil Jay Younger has had a fantastic year. He was a member of the junior relay team who broke the long standing Scottish Junior 4 X 400m record at the Birmingham Games in July. Jay went on to win the U17 English Championships in the 400m with a lifetime best of 48.49 seconds.

In recognition of his determination, hard work and pure talent, Jay was invited to attend a dinner in Glasgow on the 30th of October along with many other successful athletes, including all the members of the Scottish Athletics squad who participated in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

He was awarded the Scottish U17 Athlete of the Year Award which was presented to him by double Olympic Decathlon champion, Daley Thompson.

Daley spoke about his experiences in athletics and the attributes required to become a champion. Jay also had the chance to meet and talk with many successful competitors both past and present including, Lee McConnell, Steph Twell and Yvonne Murray.
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