Ross just 0.3 of a second from national bronze
SPRINTER Ross McConnachie was just .03 of a second away from winning a medal in his first national championships. The Wisbech-based runner competed in the 60m sprint final of the under-17 section Scottish National Athletics Championships on Sunday. Coach
SPRINTER Ross McConnachie was just .03 of a second away from winning a medal in his first national championships.
The Wisbech-based runner competed in the 60m sprint final of the under-17 section Scottish National Athletics Championships on Sunday.
Coach Paul Merrell, from Wisbech, said: "The first thing Ross said to me after the final was, 'I want more of this.'
"Ross has put a lot of work in to get this far and he's got bags of potential.
"He's developed a real hunger for success and if he keeps training hard I believe he can go far.
"His ultimate aim is to become an Olympic athlete."
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McConnachie, 16, whose father Ian is from Falkirk, Scotland, won his heat in 7.60secs, came second in his semi-final with 7.56secs and fourth in the final in 7.53secs.
His personal best time is 7.50secs.
He said: "I need to work harder. I'm pleased with my times and delighted to reach a national final but to miss out on a medal by 0.3 of a second is hard to take. I need to keep improving."
McConnachie, who attends Thomas Clarkson Community College and is a member of Peterborough Athletic Club, will next compete in the Eastern Championships, in Chelmsford, on March 1.