Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers' Angus McInroy and Zac Duquemin has reached the men's discus final at the Commonwealth Games

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Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers’ Angus McInroy and Zac Duquemin both reached the final of the men’s discus at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow earlier today.

McInroy, representing Scotland, and Duquemin, competing for Jersey, finished seventh and eighth respectively to claim places in tomorrow's final, which is scheduled for 6pm.

A throw of 57.28m from McInroy – a season’s best – on his third and final attempt was enough to seal his place, whilst Duquemin threw a distance of 57.26m in the same pool, which he managed with his opening attempt.

Another Scot, Nick Percy, was also taking part but finished outside of the qualifying distance required for the final, despite recording a throw of 56.71m, which left him fifth in the other qualification pool.

Marilyn Okoro missed the cut-off point for women’s 800m semi-final qualification after finishing fifth in her heat.

Representing England, Okoro crossed the line in 2.03.90 yesterday (Wednesday), leaving her outside of the time set by New Zealand’s Brittany McGowan in third place.

England team-mate Seb Rodger fell short of a place in the final of the men’s 400m hurdles.

Finishing in fourth and with only the top two automatically qualifying, Rodger’s time of 50.71 put him just over a second behind the Bahamas’ Jeffery Gibson in second place.

England’s Yamile Aldama reached the final of the triple jump but did not start after qualifying with one of the best runner-up distances.

The 41-year-old reached Tuesday evening’s final with a distance of 13.29m in the second qualifying heat on Monday evening, which she recorded with her second attempt.

Rachel Hunter finished seventh in the final of the women’s hammer, throwing a distance of 63.29 – just 45cm shy of Scotland teammate Susan McKelvie in sixth place.

Hunter, 21, qualified for Monday’s final after finishing sixth in her qualifying heat with a distance of 61.91m.

In the men’s high jump, Scottish pair Allan and David Smith had differing luck, with the former unable to start and the latter finishing sixth.

David managed a height of 2.11m in Monday’s second qualifying group but it was not enough to secure his place in the final.

Scotland’s Beth Potter recorded a personal best in the final of the 10,000m on Tuesday.

Potter, 23, qualified for the final of the 10,000m from her heat in a time of 32.45.69, which saw her cross the line in sixth.

In the final, she improved on that time to record a new personal best of 32.33.36.

Potter’s Games are not over, with the 5,000m competition beginning on Saturday.

In the men’s hammer final, Northern Ireland’s Dempsey McGuigan and Scotland’s Chris Bennett finished 11th and 12th respectively.

McGuigan qualified with a throw of 66.16m to finish sixth before throwing a shorter distance of 64.79m in Tuesday night’s final.

For Bennett, who qualified in fourth with a distance of 68.01m, there was a similar tale of disappointment, going on to manage just 61.92m and finish last in the final at Hampden Park.

South African decathlete, Willem Coertzen, endured a tough time in the decathlon, falling after a bright start which had seen him come third in the 100m with a personal best time of 10.88.

Fifth place in the long jump was followed up with eighth-place finishes in the shot put and high jump before failing to start the next four events.

Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers have 22 athletes competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games – a club record and a record for any UK club.

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