A LARGE contingent of local athletes are set to get down on their marks for this afternoon’s Selkirk Games, writes John Slorance.
Staged at Philiphaugh, the meeting comprises a full card of events for seniors, youths and juniors.
Poised to compete in the 110m handicap are Hawick’s Dylan Ali (4m), David Lauder (11.5m), Leigh Marshall (3m) and David Rae (5.5m)
The foursome all reached the final of the Hawick Border Games 110m handicap at the weekend.
And on this form they have a good chance of gaining glory today.
Also liable to impress for Hawick are teenage duo James Parker (4.5m) and Ryan Elliot (6.5m). Parker won his heat in the Hawick sprint, but had to pull out of his semi-final because of an injury.
Having his first season as a senior, Elliot tasted victory at the Hawick meeting when coming out on top in the under-17 100m championship.
Other Hawick runners in the Selkirk sprint are David Hush (20.5m), Mark Young (10m), Jack Wilson (13.5m), Megan Shiel (19m), Corey Wilson (9.5m), Leon Ali (7m), David Grieve (14m) and Drew Bryson (19.5m).
So far this season Hawick has not produced a winner in a distance race.
Rory Anderson (50m), Reece Taylor (50m), Mark Young (65m), Kyle Potts (85m), Derek Scott (95m) and James McHugh (105m), will all be bidding to change this in the 800m handicap.
There is a multitude of Hawick youngsters competing for glory in the junior and youth events, and the junior 90m handicap features Jack Chelley (9m), Connor Sutherland (13m), Amy Campbell (8.5m), Tom Fowler (7m), Brodie Graham (2.5m), Finnen Gordon-Wooley (8.5m), Ronan Mckean (3.5m), Cian Riddell (10.5m), Eilidh Murray (18.5m) and Fraser Clyne (11m).
Going in the youths’ 200m handicap are Nicole Campbell (33m), Barrie McLean (31m), Andrew Palmer (20m), Darcy Graham (6m), Matthew Mallin (7m), Matthew Bell (28m), Kyle Brunton (18m), Joseph Chipakupaku (10m), Calum Renwick (32m), Logan Gordon-Wooley (15m), Lewis Elliot (26m) and Daniel Elliot (12m).