A QUARTET of athletes with Pitreavie AAC raced their way to an impressive podium placing at a recent national competition.

Rory Voss, Taylor Roy, Stephen Perrie-Clyde and Logan Fearn finished in the bronze-medal position in the 4x200 metres relay at the 4J Studios Scottish Athletics National Indoor Combined Events Championships, held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

The senior men's team, helped by a brilliant anchor leg by Logan, placed third in a time of one minute and 31.20 seconds, just ahead of Kilmarnock Harrier and AC (1:31.21), and behind gold- and silver-medal winners Kilbarchan AAC (1:27.20) and Victoria Park City of Glasgow AC (1:28.46) respectively.

In the under-17 men's race, Adom Akuoko, Rory Balfour, Caleb McLeod and Harris Mackie finished as the fastest qualifiers in 1:35.96 to reach the final, to be held this month, as Adom ran his best-ever 200m, with anchor runner Harris stretching out the lead built by his team-mates to ensure they won their heat comfortably.

The women's team in the same age group – Anastasia Cotorobai, Erin MacFarlane, Holly Ovens and Lily Simon – also qualified for the finals in 1:47.96 mins, as did the under-13 boys, Michael Massey, Ruaraidh Barnett, Brodie Simon and Fraser Muir, who ran 2:01.51, and the under-13 girls, Molly McElroy, Jenna Heath, Faye Allan and Jenna Fairweather, who clocked a time of 2:01.14.

Unfortunately, the senior women's quartet of Katie Dinwoodie, Emma Pedrana, Lynn Harvey and Jennifer Allan, despite running a time of 1:49.27, came home in fifth place, narrowly missing out on the finals.

In the pentathlon, four Pitreavie athletes were in action.

Holly Gordon and Lily Simon placed seventh and eighth respectively in the under-17 women's age group, with 2,670 and 2,506 points respectively, while Lynn Harvey, with 2,351, finished 12th in the under-20 category.

In addition, Lynn threw a new indoor PB in the shot put of 6.71m, and knocked three seconds off her best 800m time, clocking 2:2.68.

Meanwhile, at the third and final East District Cross-Country match, Pitreavie were well represented and their athletes put in some fine performances.

Over the 1,600m course, the under-11 boys impressed, with Brodie Simon's 15th place in 7:00; Michael Massey's 16th place in 7:07; and Jacob McLeod and Adam McAllister's runs of 8:07 and 9:27, enabling the team to finish third with 242 points after all three matches.

The under-11 girls finished fourth with 186 points, with Scarlett Donnelly (7:36), Heidi Laing (7:49), Lucy Steedman (7:56) and Amelie Mathers (8:26) forming the 'A' team, with Rowena Barnett, Agnes Lister and Imogen Smith contributing with excellent efforts.

There was also a fourth place, with 242 points, for the under-13 boys, with Frazer Lees (12:17) coming home first for the 'A' time over the 3,000m course, aided by creditable performances by Ross Allan, Ruaraidh Barnett and Ruaraidh McMurdo.