Elder on track for Edinburgh

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SEVENTEEN-year-old Sophie Elder from Jedburgh has been selected to represent team Edinburgh in the National Junior Athletics League in Preston this weekend.

This is a great achievement for Elder, who, in her first season in the under-20 age group, will compete in the 400m event. She has continued to go from strength to strength, running at this middle distance, and has achieved a new personal best each time she has competed.

And on Sunday, she is aiming to beat her new pb of 61.54 which has ranked her ninth in Scotland in the age group.