Morebattle set for final dash

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SCOTTISH amateur internationalist Nick Smith of Shaftsbury, the current Border Athletic’s 90m and 100m champion, has been named as back marker for the Morebattle Games 110m handicap on Saturday.

Smith runs from scratch, in what is the final Border games meeting of the season.

Greg Turnbull of TLJT (4.5m) and Iskan Barskanmay of Jed A.C (6.5m) also run from back spots in the seven-heat event.

Although yet to break the tape in one, Selkirk’s Angus Stanners has appeared in a few finals during the season and will be wishing and hoping that it will be his time on Saturday from his 9m mark.

Other Border runners in the sprint include: Emily Douglas, Jed AC (24m); Dylan Ali, Hawick (12.5m); David Hush, Hawick (24m); Colin Bruce, Selkirk (11m); Marc Cockburn, Selkirk (14.5m); Lee Gillie, Kelso (22m); Matthew Fleming, Kelso (15m); Amy Clancy, Peebles (18.5m); Linda Nicholson, Peebles (26m); Craig Gillan, TLJT (9m); Lee Goodfellow, TLJT (14m).

Andrew Thomson of Jed AC (57.5m) and Adam Craig of TLJT (65m) are two young Border runners who should show up well in the 800m handicap, which has Ross Matheson on scratch. Matheson also runs from scratch in the 1,600m and 3,200m handicap.

A full card of junior and other races completes the Morebattle programme.