TLJT athletes are successful all over

Athletes from Tweed Leader Jed Track club were much-travelled – and successful – over the weekend.

At Whittingham Games in Northumberland on Saturday, Angus Johnstone recorded an excellent win in the youths’ 70m open, John Feeney ran very well to secure victory in the youths’ 150m open and Sarah Davenport, who has performed consistently well over the season, ran a fine race to win the youths’ 400m.

And at Stirling Highland Games on Saturday, Jazmine Tomlinson won the 90m sprint in a keenly-contested final. At Crieff Highland Games on Saturday, Cameron Clamp recorded his fourth win of the season, winning from the back mark in the youths’ 200m race. Angus Bryce was runner-up in the youths’ 90m, Kyle Potts finished second to Andrew Thompson of Jed AC in an exciting 400m open, veteran John Steede finished a creditable runner-up in the 90m final and Mhari Henderson was third in the 200m open.

Also, in her first major event as a senior, Jedburgh athlete Sophie Elder qualified for the womens’ 200m final in the Scottish Senior Athletics Championships at the Aryshire Arena in Kilmarnock on Sunday.

In very blustery conditions, she ran a strong race, finishing a commendable seventh in a high-quality field of athletes.