ATHLETES from West Fife produced some notable performances at the recent Disability Sport Fife (DSF) Fife Track and Field Championships.

Held at Pitreavie, organisers of the annual event hailed the quality of performance as “the highest to date” as those taking part vied for a place in the Fife team that will compete at the Scottish Championships in Grangemouth in September.

On the track, Lindsay Milligan, from Woodmill High, took the junior girls’ 400 metres walker title as part of a highly successful meet for West Fife athletes, which also saw junior Callum Sloan compete well in the 400m for wheelchair users, finishing just behind Susanne McGrath and Graham McIntyre.

Woodmill’s Megan Wilson recorded the fastest 100m time for girls in 16.1 seconds, while Edwin Barron, Lee Hunter and Ryley Anderson finished marginally behind Balwearie’s Larson McKeon in the boys’ rankings.

Finlay Davidson (pictured), from Inverkeithing, was the fastest 100m athlete with a physical impairment with a time of 19.7 seconds, while sister Skye – along with Merryn Binnie – recorded 24.3 and 29.1 respectively to register the fastest times for physically-impaired girls.

Dunfermline High’s Abbie Steggles was the fastest sprinter with a hearing impairment in 16.3; Inverkeithing’s Ben Miller was the fastest race runner in 23.3; and Owen Miller ran an excellent 2:06 in the 800m to finish 10 seconds clear of Fife AC team-mate Sam Fernando.

Mathew Blair was the second fastest junior behind Bell Baxter’s Arran Howe, while fellow Woodmill pupil Edwin Barron led the way in the junior boys’ 200m in 30.4.

Connor Brown was the leading sprinter with a physical impairment in a time of 35.5, Abbie Steggles achieved a sprint double in 35.0 while Callum Sloan won the junior 200m.

West Fife Community Support Services (CSS) were winners of the men’s shuttle relay while Woodmill took the honours in the boys’ 4x100m.

Success continued on the field and newcomer Hailey Davison finished runner-up in both the women’s ambulant discus and women’s shot putt for physically disabled throwers.

Megan Morgan, of Woodmill, was the top junior girl for shot putt while Mathew Blair and Jack Nellies led the way for the junior boys.

Blair then placed third in the junior long jump while the impressive Abbie Steggles won another Fife title in the section for pupils with a hearing impairment, jumping 3.11m.

DSF will now select the senior Fife team for the Scottish Championships from results recorded at the Kingdom competition, and they will aim to retain the Bob Mitchell Team Trophy awarded to national team champions.