4 January 2021. As the Covid pandemic played havoc with the 2020 outdoor season, there is no SATS Athlete of the Year or Club of the Year tables for 2020. World Athletics do maintain world ranking lists and Laura Muir is the highest placed Scot, 36th in the women's rankings. Jake Wightman is top Scot on the mem's side, ranked 150th. Here are the leading Scottish athletes at the end of 2020 (2019 position in brackets):
|1||Jake WIGHTMAN (1)||1316||Laura MUIR (1)||1386|
|2||Callum HAWKINS (3)||1267||Lynsey SHARP (3)||1287|
|3||Josh KERR (2)||1242||Jemma REEKIE (4)||1286|
|4||Guy LEARMONTH (5)||1222||Eilish McCOLGAN (2)||1285|
|5||Andrew BUTCHART (4)||1209||Beth DOBBIN (5)||1239|
|6||Chris O'HARE (7)||1187||Stephanie TWELL (6)||1227|
|7||Neil GOURLEY (6)||1185||Sarah INGLIS (7)||1146|
|8||William GRIMSEY (8)||1136||Stephanie DAVIS (14)||1135|
|9||David SMITH (16)||1120||Nikki MANSON (12)||1129|
|10||Jax THOIRS (9)||1117||Zoey CLARK (8)||1122|
|11||Nick PERCY (10)||1117||Heather PATON (9)||1119|
|12||Allan SMITH (11)||1108||Alisha REES (11)||1110|
4 January 2021. New lockdown measures have been introduced across mainland Scotland for the remainder of January. Here is an update on the athletics situation:
31 December 2020. 2020 has been a year like no other. The SATS Athlete of the Year and Club of the Year have been cancelled but will hopefully resume in 2021. We do, however, have our annual rankings for 2020 which have less depth than previous years as the outdoor season was almost non-existent. You can find the rankings by following the rankings link above, or by clicking on the links below:
The following changes of club have been approved by scottishathletics with effect from 1 January 2021:
Aaron Glendinning, Gala Harriers to Tweed Leader Jed Track; Gavin Morrison, Inverclyde AC to Greenock Glenpark Harriers; Sophie Wallwork, Pitreavie AAC to Dundee Hawkhill Harriers; Colin Whitby, Irvine RC to Garscube Harriers.
1 December 2020. The scottishathletics selection policy for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham has been announced. You can see the policy in our Commonwealth Games pages in the Scotland section or by clicking here.
The selection standards follow the same system as recent Games with the standards aimed to be equivalent to a top six placing in the final of an event, based on recent Games results.
There are spaces in the team for 23 athletes to be selected. This is the same number as competed at the last Games in England, in Manchester in 2002.
The Scottish Association of Track Statisticians has documented athletics performances in Scotland for over 50 years and this website provides authoritative and factual information on performances, rankings, athlete profiles, and records as well as documenting the history of the sport in Scotland.
Our facebook group, the SATS Scottish Athletics Network, is open to everyone interested in athletics and will be a meeting place to chat, share opinions, ask questions, offer advice, discuss events, make friends.
Over 960 members joined in year one, so take a look and join today.
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