Athletes to the fore in age group champs

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Berwickshire athlete Cameron Tindle travelled to Grangemouth for the Scottish National Age Group Championships at the weekend – and came back with two sprint titles.

Seventeen-year-old Tindle, running for Edinburgh Athletic Club (EAC), won both the 100m (10.88 secs) and 200m (21.46 secs) finals in his under-20 men’s class.

And Moorfoot’s Michael Girder was the proud victor of the U13B 800m final, storming home in 2.12.56 – a new championship record.

Not content with that, Michael then demonstrated his speed by taking silver in the 200m final in 26.41.

There was also track success for Selkirk’s Zaynah Aziz, also running for EAC. She won the U17W 1,500m steeplechase title in 5.25.85 – 30m ahead of second-placed Holly Little of Glasgow, and breaking the championship record.

And the EAC juggernaut kept on rolling in the field events as Galashiels 12-year-old Adam Leighton won the U13B high jump with a leap of 1.52m.

Cardrona’s Ellie O’Hara, also of (EAC), took two silver medals in the U13G 70m hurdles and the U13G long jump.

Selkirk’s Henry Clarkson, competing for the Lasswade club, took silver in the U17M triple jump and Berwickshire lass Rosie Brown (EAC) was second in the U15G Pole Vault.

Borderers taking bronze were Craig Mullins (EAC) U20M Hammer; Jazmine Tomlinson (EAC) U20W 100m and Gavin Bryson (EAC) U20M 5,000m 16.50.74.

Several other local athletes made it to finals and claimed personal bests. Find out more on