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.
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.