PITREAVIE AAC star Nicole Yeargin hopes  to reach the Commonwealth Games as she continued her fine outdoor season.

Press Sport recently reported that the 24-year-old, who competed at last summer's Tokyo Olympic Games, had competed in her first race in Europe, and came away with a victory.

Yeargin, who was born and raised in the United States but chose to run for both Scotland and Great Britain as her mum, Lynn, is from Dunfermline originally, finished first in the 400 metres with a time of 51.79 seconds.

That effort, which saw her place ahead of French pair Sounkamba Sylla (52.69) and Diane Isaye (52.96) at the Montgeron-Essonne meeting in Paris, has been confirmed by Scottish Athletics as being inside the qualifying standard for Team Scotland for this summer's Games in Birmingham.

The Maryland native, who was schooled in California, made the Team GB squad for Tokyo just five years after taking up the sport, and now could add running in a Scotland vest at a Commonwealth Games to her CV.

If she makes the team, she will follow in the footsteps of former Pitreavie stars Linsey MacDonald, Ian Mackie and Eilidh Doyle – a three-time 400m hurdles silver-medalist – in representing the club on the Commonwealth Games stage.

Following her 400m success, Yeargin competed at the Meeting National de Seine et Marne, held in Fontainebleau, another suburb of Paris, and ran in the 200m.

Not only did she win the race with a new personal best of 23.09, her success means that she is now third in the all-time Scottish women's list over the distance, behind Beth Dobbin (22.50) and Sandra Whittaker (22.98).