The 1912 championships were held on 18th May in Stewart’s College fields in Edinburgh – and the number of competing schools was down to eight. A disappointment after the 14 of the previous year. Allan Glen’s, Ayr Academy, Bellahouston Academy, Edinburgh Institution, George Heriots, Royal High School, Rothesay Academy and Stewart’s College were the participants. There was also a change in the age groups in 1912 with the Under 13 age group now being the Under 14 age group. The ‘Scottish Referee’ had a number of articles, paragraphs, etc, on the event including a straight account of the results.
There had been many very good athletes taking part over the years and none were written up as the Stewart’s athlete R Cruickshank was.
The above is from the justly proud ‘Grantown Supplement’ 0f 20th May. 1912 but even more space is given of the athlete’s performances and ability.
The Edinburgh papers of the time clearly served their readers well and the Edinburgh Evening News too leapt on the Cruickshank bandwagon.
A good meeting with excellent performances but a fair drop from the previous year’s participants leaving us with the question of where would next year’s venture take us?
Meanwhile the individual winners are noted here.
|100 Yards||RA Cruickshank||Stewart’s College||10.4 seconds *|
|440 Yards||JM Davie||Stewart’s College||56 seconds|
|One Mile||DA Miller||Ayr Academy||5 min 12 seconds|
|120 Yards Hurdles||R Broadwood||George Heriot’s School||18.2 seconds|
|High Jump||RA Cruickshank
Royal High School
|5′ 1 1/4″|
|Broad Jump||RA Cruickshank||Stewart’s College||20′ 7″|
|Throwing the Cricket Ball||RA Cruickshank||Stewart’s College||104 Yards 2 Feet 7 Inches|
|Putting the Weight||WA Morrison||George Heriot’s||30′ 6 1/2″|
|100 Yards||JK Murray||Ayr Academy||10.8 * seconds|
|880 Yards||I Robertson||Edinburgh Institution||2 min 16.8 sec|
|120 Yards Hurdles||JG Black||Royal High School||20.4 seconds|
|High Jump||M Edelman
|Royal High School
|4′ 10 1/4″|
|Broad Jump||R Gardner||George Heriots||18′ 2″|
|100 Yards||R Baird||Allan Glen’s High School||12.0 seconds|
|300 Yards||R Baird||Allan Glen’s High School||43.4 seconds|
|High Jump||G Govan||Royal High School||4′ 3″|
|Broad Jump||A Bryden||Allan Glen’s High School||15′ 4″|
Lots of good performances there but how did the schools do? The home team, Stewart’s, had six, Royal High had four Allan Glen’s had three, Heriot’s had three, Ayr had two.