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Fortrose Academy pupil called up to Scotland squad for major athletics event

By Will Clark

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Andrew Baird from Ross County Athletics Club. Picture: Beth Taylor.
Andrew Baird from Ross County Athletics Club. Picture: Beth Taylor.

Ross County Athletics Club athlete Andrew Baird has been called up to the Scotland squad for the Celtic Nations Cross Country next month.

The Fortrose Academy pupil has been called up to represent Scotland at the championships which will take place in Renfrew on Saturday, January 13.

He is one of 24 athletes in the squad to compete at the event which also incorporates the British Cross Challenge and Inter-District Cross Country.

Scotland will compete for Celtic Nations XC medals that day at Renfrew against visiting teams from Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Scotland squad

U23 Men

Duncan Robinson (Giffnock North); Harry Henricksen (Lasswade/Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds); Lewis Hannigan (Kilbarchan AAC); Andrew McGill (Livingston/Glasgow Uni Hare and Hounds)

U23 Women

Sarah Coutts (Fife AC); Pippa Carcas (Edinburgh AC); Libby Sutherland (Kilbarchan AAC); Josie Wren Golder (Corstorphine)

U20 Men

Corey Campbell (Team East Lothian); Connor Bell (Central AC/Glasgow Uni Hare and Hounds); Logan Beagley (Livingston AC); Craig Shennan (Giffnock North)

U20 Women

Millie McClelland Brooks (Inverclyde AC/Glasgow School of Sport); Natasha Phillips (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers); Jessica Inglis (Law and District AAC); Amy Teasdale (Kilbarchan AAC)

U17 Men

James Alexander (Garscube Harriers); Andrew Baird (Ross County AC); Calum Dick (Giffnock North); Ray Taylor (Falkirk Victoria Harriers)

U17 Girls

Zara Redmond (Kilbarchan AAC); Abbie Stewart (Stornoway RAC); Natsai Nyabadza (Harmeny AC); Cerys Wright (Lasswade AAC)

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