Young athletes hit the heights at championships

TLJT medal winners. Top row from left: Laura Munro, Christie Rout, Emily Dagg and Jasmine Tomlinson. Front row from left: Angus Bryce, Josh Dougall and Adam Leighton (Not in photo: Adam Craig)
TLJT medal winners. Top row from left: Laura Munro, Christie Rout, Emily Dagg and Jasmine Tomlinson. Front row from left: Angus Bryce, Josh Dougall and Adam Leighton (Not in photo: Adam Craig)
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Tweed Leader, Jed Track (TLJT) runners secured a total of seven medals and two places in the sprint finals at the recent East of Scotland Athletics Championships in Pitreavie.

First up at the Championships on the Friday evening was 16-year-old Jasmine Tomlinson, setting the standard by taking the silver medal in the girls’ U17 200m. Next came 19-year-old Adam Craig, who won the bronze in the Men’s U20 1,500m. A special mention goes to Christie Rout who managed to reach the final of the U13 girls’ 200m in a hugely competitive field.

The second day of the competition started well with the field events. Josh Dougall, 12, picked up gold in the shot putt, throwing 7.80m, and 11-year-old Adam Leighton secured the silver in the U13 boys high jump, equalling his PB of 1.40m in windy conditions. Both boys are ranked in the top five in Scotland in their respective disciplines.

Also on Saturday, another athlete who is high up the Scottish ranks, 15-year-old Emily Dagg did not disappoint, putting in a superb performance to enable her to pick up the silver medal in the U17 girls’ 100m. Another Scottish Indoor medalist, 13-year-old Laura Munro, acquitted herself very well, by making the U15 girls 100m final with a gutsy performance and a PB of 13.25 seconds, but narrowly missed out on a podium place.

Also producing the goods in the U13 boys’ 100m was 12-year-old Angus Bryce, powering down against some very stiff opposition, but holding his form to snatch the bronze medal with a PB of 13.57 and moving up the Scottish ranks.

Adam Craig wanted to go one better than his bronze in the 1,500m, so he ran superbly in the 800m to add another, this time silver, to his medal tally.

These athletes’ success bodes well for the coming season and is testament to the amount of hard work and dedication that is given by both the athletes and coaches Bruce Scott and Jock Steede.