Aberdeen AAC’s 4x400m relay squad obliterated a 24 year-old record when helping the city club move to the top of the Scottish men’s athletics league First Division.
Teenagers Michael Ferguson, Jordan Chapman, Ewan Calder and Lewis Alexander sprinted round the Sports Village track in 3min 25.93sec to clock a new Aberdeen under-20 age group record.
The old standard of 3:28.20 had been set in 1987 by Stan Walker, Murray King, John Cruickshank and Neil Mackland.
Walker, now a veteran, still competes for Aberdeen and he was there to see the new generation consign his effort to the history books.
Ferguson picked up further points for Aberdeen when winning the 800m in 1:57.54.
Scotland international Scot Thompson made a successful first appearance of the season by winning the shot (13.65) and discus (39.78) as well as finishing second in the hammer (44.09) and fifth in the javelin (44.65).
Aberdeen University’s Great Britain junior international Tom Holligan, competing for Edinburgh AC, won the 100m in 11.40. He also helped his club win the 4x100m relay.
Aberdeen AAC won the match and now hold a slender points lead on champions Central AC with two fixtures remaining. Inverness Harriers finished fifth on the day to consolidate sixth position in the table.