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Law throws everything into discus defence

By Staff Reporter

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Kirsty Law will extend her record number of appearances for Scotland in the Loughborough International to 12.

In the process she will be defending the discus title she won on what she thought would be her valedictory appearance last summer.

The 32-year-old 11-time Scottish champion decided to retire at the end of last season, but later changed her mind.

She has since shown that she has much more left in the tank, producing some of the best form of her life and breached the 57-metre mark for only the second time ever during a series of competitions in California last month.

Sunday’s event involves athletes from Scotland, Wales, England, GB Juniors, GB students and Loughborough University, and it will be Law’s first in the UK this season after kicking off her competitive year overseas in the United States.

“This is my favourite competition of the year and it’s always an awesome day,” said the Loughborough-based Inverness Harriers life member.

“I just love competing for my country so let’s go Team Scotland.

“This is an event I thought I would never compete in again after I decided last summer to retire so it feels especially good to be stepping out on to my home track in Scotland kit once again.

“I’m very pleased with the competitions I had in the States and it would be great to continue that form at Loughborough.”

Law made her Loughborough debut in 2005 while still a junior.

She has only missed the event on two occasions.

Her first three attempts at this international produced fifth places.

The only way was up though, and were followed by two fourths and five runner-up spots before last year’s triumph.

Scotland’s next most capped Loughborough athletes are Great Britain team captain Eilidh Doyle and Lossiemouth 400m runner Kathryn Evans, who both have 10.

Also on Sunday, Inverness Harriers host the second of three North East qualifying matches in the Scottish Youth Development League at Queens Park.

After finishing fourth in last month’s opener in Aberdeen and with only two clubs to qualify, the Harriers are in urgent need of a high placing on home ground on Sunday if they are to avoid missing out on the final for the second year in a row.

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