Video Interview: Kirsty Costello breaks Scottish record at 2018 School Games Video Interview: Kirsty Costello breaks Scottish record at 2018 School Games
Kilbarchan ACC’s Kirsty Costello has broken the Scottish record at 2018 School Games in the women’s hammer throwing category. The 15-year-old from Johnstone, who... Video Interview: Kirsty Costello breaks Scottish record at 2018 School Games

Kilbarchan ACC’s Kirsty Costello has broken the Scottish record at 2018 School Games in the women’s hammer throwing category.

The 15-year-old from Johnstone, who is a student at Glasgow Academy, was part of the Scotland team and was in action in the women’s hammer competition. Having broken the Scottish U17 record three weeks ago, previously held by Glasgow 2014 finalist Myra Perkins, Costello went even further in Loughborough, extending the mark by 3cm to 60.52m.

Kirsty said: “I’m really quite chuffed with that. I’ve been in good form in recent training sessions and was expecting something over 60 metres, so I was hoping to repeat that again and keep doing it consistently.

“At the Scottish Champs I was feeling good and everyone around me was getting PBs and I managed to get one out that I’ve been banging out in training. I’ve got another year in this age group so hopefully there are bigger things to come. I’ve thrown 63 metres in training when I get it right, so if I could improve on that next year it would really exciting.”

The School Games National Finals took place at Loughborough University between Thursday 30th August and Sunday 2nd September 2018.

Now in its thirteenth year, the event – featuring over 1,000 school-age athletes – will see some of the most talented schoolchildren from across the UK compete in 11 different sports.