ATHLETES with Pitreavie AAC returned to cross-country action for the first time in two years following the conclusion of the track season.

Held in Galashiels, the races for the East of Scotland District saw teams of three, aged from under-13 to under-17, taking on a 2.5 kilometre course, whilst older athletes took on a 4km route.

Under-15 star Ariane Baillie was in the top 10 fastest runners in her age group, clocking 11 minutes and eight seconds.

She helped the females' 'A' team – including Nieve Hannell (under-13, 12:42) and Erin Macfarlane (under-17, 11:53) – to 13th place, whilst the boys' 'A' team of Frazer Lees (under-13, 10:42), Lewis Muir (under-15, 10:43) and Caleb McLeod (under-17, 9:19), was 17th.

The male 'B' team finished 30th; the women's 'A' team placed 27th and both the women's 'B' (vet) and men's teams came in 35th.

Earlier, Pitreavie enjoyed success at the 4J Studios Scottish Athletics Senior / Under-17 Track and Field Championships at Grangemouth.

Rebecca Grieve collected gold in the under-17 women's 200m, in 24.88 seconds, whilst Rory Voss won the under-17 men's 100m, clocking 10.92.

He added a silver medal to his collection in the 200m, in a time of 22.22, whilst Caleb McLeod also achieved silver in the under-17 men's 400m hurdles.

His fine effort of 63.04s took place immediately after the 800m, in which he placed fourth in 2:01.33.

Erin Macfarlane completed the silver medal wins on the track in the under-17 women's 800m, in a time of 2:15.61, whilst Stephen Mackenzie was second in the senior men's long jump with a distance of 7.30m.

Adom Akuoko continued his run of good form with an 11.08m throw in the shot put to place third and take home a bronze.