8 Apr

Commonwealth Duo Post Qualifying Times

Callum Hawkins

It was a successful weekend for Commonwealth Games hopefuls Callum Hawkins and Andrew Lemoncello with both Scots posting qualifying times at the same US race. The pair were taking part in the Stanford Invitational in California on Saturday (5 April).

Callum's elder brother, Derek, has already been selected for the Commonwealth Marathon. Andrew was in 10th place with 28:42.68. Callum recorded a time of 28:49.57 to claim 17th at the Stanford Invitational which saw a remarkable 28 runners break the 29 minute mark.

Callum and Derek are set to become only the third set of siblings to compete at the same Commonwealth Games.  Brothers Ian and Peter Stewart represented Scotland at the 1970 Games in Edinburgh with Ian winning gold and Peter fourth in the same 5000m race at Meadowbank.

Scottish Athletics director, Stephen Maguire, said: "I am absolutely delighted for Callum Hawkins and for Andrew Lemoncello."

"They are different cases, with Andrew a more experienced athlete and living in America with his wife and daughter and Callum back home now after a spell at University in the United States. But the parallels are there between them all the same: they have worked extremely hard towards these qualifying times and done so with the minimum of fuss."