Craig’s East medal

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Lauder’s Adam Craig picked up a medal at the East of Scotland Athletics Championships to add to the impressive tally of Borders winners.

The 18-year-old, of Tweed Leader Jed Track, qualified as a fastest loser from the combined senior/under-20s 800m heats in a time of 2.01.19 – a personal best.

And he went on to finish an excellent third overall, and U20 champion, in the final with his second pb of the day, going under two minutes for the first time in 1.59.89. The winner was Tom Watson (Central) in 1.54.42.

In total, Borders runners won 19 medals at Meadowbank Stadium over two days.

Among those to impress were triple jumpers Faye Nicholson and Henry Clarkson who topped the podium in their sections, while Bryony Patterson of Innerleithen won two golds. Other gold winners were Isaac Bacon (Gala Harriers), Sophie Elder (Jedburgh), Zaynah Aziz and Eve Huxley (Moorfoot).