Midlothian athletes’ medal delight

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Lasswade Athletics Club’s athletes were in fine form at the Scottish Age Group Championships, collecting seven medals and many personal bests along the way.

In the U-18 women’s events, Amy Smith collected bronze and recorded a PB in the 800m (2:25.06), while Katie Purves (60m hurdles) and Ellen Kristoffersen (high jump – 1.65m) both took home silver medals.

Katie set a PB in her heat (9.03s) before recording another in the final (8.95s).

Rachel Robertson claimed gold in the long jump (5.30m) and set a new PB in the triple jump (10.90m) – taking the silver medal.

In the U-18 men’s events, Robert Ferguson won the high jump (1.85m) and at the U-16 boys’ championships, Gareth Fleming took the silver in the pole vault (2.80m).