Under-20s swan song for Sophie

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JEDBURGH athlete Sophie Elder finished her season on a high by achieving a PB at the UK Development League Final in Birmingham.

Sophie, 19, was competing for Team Edinburgh in the Under-20 women’s 400 metres and lined up beside some of the best junior athletes in the UK, coming a commendable fifth in 59.36 seconds.

This was Sophie’s last race as an under-20 as she moves up into the under-23 category next season. Team Edinburgh came second overall in the final, fighting off competition from top clubs such as Shaftesbury and Birchfield Harriers. Eton and Hounslow were the overall winners.