Faye crowned double Scottish champion

Faye Nicholson with her two Scottish under 20 championship gold medals
Faye Nicholson with her two Scottish under 20 championship gold medals

PEEBLES athlete Faye Nicholson celebrated her 19th birthday in style by claiming two titles at the Scottish Age-group Championships in Grangemouth.

Nicholson scooped the under-20 long jump crown for the third successive year with a 5.61m effort, and then made 11.28m to take her first triple jump competition.

Katie Browne (left) with one of her silver medals from the under-14 Scottish Championships

Katie Browne (left) with one of her silver medals from the under-14 Scottish Championships

Training partner Rachel Robertson from Lasswade, who is coached by Moorfoot Runners’ Linda Nicholson, won the under-18 long jump title, while Craig Mullins took a bronze in the under-16 hammer contest with a new personal best of 44.60m.

Other Moorfoot athletes to do well included Henry Clarkson of Selkirk, who claimed two fourth places in the long and high jump under-14 finals, and Jack Stanners, who came home fifth in the under-16 800m final.

Daniel Madden has been training with Moorfoot juniors this summer and was sixth in the under-16 400m final, while Zaynah Aziz won the under-14 girls 800m B final.

There were also some fine performances from the junior athletes of Gala Harriers, in particular Katie Browne who won two silver medals in the under-14 100m and 200m events.

But there was disappointment for team-mate Bethany Wardhaugh who finished fourth in both finals.

Elsewhere, in the under-18 age group, Rowan Marr recorded seventh in the 1,500m final, while Kerry Sandilands ran a new PB of five minutes and three seconds in the girls’ event.

At the under-16s, Thomas Otton made his debut in the 1,500m and finished his heat with a time of four minutes 50 seconds, showing promise for the future.

Meanwhile, Gala Harriers’s AGM takes place on Monday, September 10, at 8pm in the Royal British Legion in Galashiels.