Medals galore

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BORDERS athletes enjoyed more than a smattering of success at the Bank of Scotland Age Group Championships held at Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall at the weekend.

The event was a showcase for domestic talent in all age groups with Peebles duo Faye Nicholson and Olivia O’Hare both scooping gold medals in their respective events.

Nicholson lifted the Scottish Indoor under-20 long jump championship with yet another indoor personal best of 5.71m, while O’Hare won gold (1,500m) and silver (800m) at under-17 level.

Berwick’s Guy Learmonth (Lasswade AAC), although missing out on his target of the 27-year-old British record, achieved a new championship best in the under-20 men’s 800m with a time of 1.50.25.

In the under-13s section Henry Clarkson, competing in his first major championships, travelled up to Glasgow with TLJT coach Bruce Scott.

The 11-year-old won gold in the long jump with a massive 4.73m, giving him a winning margin of 38cm. He increased his medal haul by finishing in the bronze medal position in the 60m sprint, crossing the line in 8.68 seconds. Also from the Tweedbank club, Mhairi Henderson qualified through to the semi-finals of both 60m and 200m in the girls’ under-15 section, Craig Grieve and Craig Gillan finished fourth and fifth respectively in the under-20 men’s 60m and both runners qualified for the semi-finals of the 200m.

Jedburgh runner Sophie Elder (Lasswade AC) came third in her heat in the under-17s’ 400m, taking two seconds off her previous time to give her a new PB of 63.78.