Hampden’s warm-up all goes Wright

28-05-2013. Picture Michael Gillen. GRANGEMOUTH. Grangemouth Stadium. Falkirk Vic Harriers training. Ciaran Wright 16. British number one for discus and hammer, under 17's.

28-05-2013. Picture Michael Gillen. GRANGEMOUTH. Grangemouth Stadium. Falkirk Vic Harriers training. Ciaran Wright 16. British number one for discus and hammer, under 17's.

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Hammer thrower Ciaran Wright won the Eric Liddell Memorial Trophy for best performance by a male athlete at Scottish schools at Hampden over weekend.

The young thrower for Falkirk Victoria Harriers was competing for the final time as a St Mungo’s pupil and broke the schools record with a 60.65m effort.

He told The Falkirk Herald: “Hampden was looking great, it was a test run for the Commonwealth Games and it went well.

“I received three trophies which I’m happy with even though I hoped to do even better with my performance.”

He won the Eric Liddell award for best overall performance and the Alexander Dalrymple trophy for excellence in throwing as well as the Allan Quaich for his performance.

He also won hammer and discus gold in oldest age group and silver in shot putt on his final outing as a school pupil.

The teenager is now evaluating his options ahead of going to college in August.

“It was nice to get a taste of Hampden and what the Commonwealth athletes will be.”

Wright was a Games 
anomaly by being too old for the junior competition and too young to compete or qualify for the main Games 
themselves which begin on July 23.