JOSUA Morrison is in the men’s 800 metres final on Tuesday after winning his heat on the first day of the NatWest Island Games in the Isle of Wight, while Alan Williamson came fifth in his heat.
Eilidh Peterson came sixth in the women’s triple jump final, which was won by Åland.
Sprinter Faye Richardson has made it into the semi finals of the women’s 100 metres after breaking the 13 second barrier in her heat.
Her fellow sprinter Megan Smith also qualified for Monday’s semi finals after coming fifth in her heat at the Fairway Sports Centre.
In Sunday’s other athletics events, Haydn Thomason came third in his 200 metres heat.
Karl Simpson and Russell Gair came 17th and 18th respectively in a very fast half marathon, though the duo achieved the eighth fastest team performance.
The women fared slightly better in the half marathon with Charlotte Black making 12th place and Karen Fraser behind her in 14th, the pair achieving fifth position as a team.
In the tough cycling race called the criterium that involves competitors cycling for 35 minutes (women) and 50 minutes (men) before belting around five laps of a town centre circuit, Christine Maclean achieved a respectable 11th place.
In sailing David Thomson was 23rd in the Laser Standard Rig, while in the Laser Radial Rig Maggie Adamson came in 16th and Kirsten Napier was 24th.
The squash team have been knocked out of the team contest, despite winning 3:2 in five matches against Bermuda (in which Billy Mycock lost against one Chris Stout!) – with victories from Joan Smith and Kerry Pottinger, the final result being decided by a “walkover”.
The Shetland team did not win a single game against Jersey and even though Joan Smith managed to win her match against Isle of Wight, the team went down 4:1 to be eliminated.
The badminton went the same way after losing 4:1 to Isle of Wight, the only victory coming from Gordon Keith and Sheena Pearson in the mixed doubles.
They did better against Faroe, Keith and Pearson winning again and Shona Keith and Audrey Leask winning the ladies doubles. However they lost 3:2 and were knocked out of the competition.
Team manager Bob Kerr said the team was in good spirits after the lengthy opening ceremony where the host island displayed their proud reputation for carnivals, with more than 1,000 islanders leading a three mile procession through the capital Ryde on Saturday evening.
BBC Radio Shetland will be broadcasting an extended programme from the Isle of Wight every evening throughout this week.
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