Olivia and Faye on song in Age Group Championships

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THERE was a smattering of local success at the National Age Group Championships at Scotstoun Stadium over the weekend, with double joy for Peebles High School pupils.

On Saturday, Olivia O’Hare got the ball rolling with a convincing win in the women’s 800m final, taking first place in 2.12.73, over four seconds quicker than the second-placed athlete.

Continuing her run of victories over the summer months, Peebles athlete Faye Nicholson clinched yet another first in the girls’ 20-and-under long jump final.

Having already notched personal bests at the England Under-20s Championships and the Scottish Senior Championships, Nicholson did it all again on Sunday with a new legal personal best of 5.83m in her opening jump.

Unfortunately, what wind there was swirled round against for the subsequent rounds, but the Edinburgh AC jumper, who is coached by her mother Linda, was more than happy to achieve her third pb of the season at a key event.

Three Gala Harriers also posted good results on Sunday.

Fraser Wardhaugh narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in the boys’ 16-&-under 800m, taking fourth position in 2.10.09, while clubmate Kerry Sandilands took fifth in the girls’ 16-&-Under 1,500m in 5.11.98.

In the boys’ equivalent, Rowan Marr took sixth place in 4.24.46.

On Saturday, Adam Craig (TLJT) ran in the 1,500m under-18s.

He got to the final and finished sixth from 12, improving his personal best by two seconds, by notching a time of 4.15.