PITREAVIE AAC star Nicole Yeargin will go for glory at both the Commonwealth Games and World Athletics Championships this summer.

This morning, the 24-year-old's place in the Team Scotland athletics squad for Birmingham 2022 has been confirmed, joining 32 others that have been selected.

And, ahead of the competition that begins on July 28, the US-born and based runner will compete for Great Britain at the World Athletics Championships, having won a national medal on Saturday.

Nicole, who qualifies to run for Scotland and GB as her mum, Lynn, is originally from Dunfermline, was competing at the Müller UK Athletics Championships.

Held in Manchester, the event doubled up as trials for the World Championships and Nicole, who last year competed at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, continued her impressive outdoor season by claiming a silver medal in the 400 metres.

After placing second in her heat behind Laviai Nielsen, in a time of 52.70 seconds, Nicole impressed in the final, bettering her qualifying time to cross the line in the silver-medal position behind Victoria Ohuruogu (51.45) in 51.69, finishing ahead of Neilsen, who took bronze, and Scotland's Zoey Clark, who placed sixth.

That result secured Nicole her place in the 64-strong GB and Northern Ireland squad that will travel to Oregon, in her homeland, from July 15-24.

Along with Ohuruogu and Ama Pipi, she will represent the British team in the women's 400m, and is one of seven athletes that has been earmarked to compete in the 4x400m competition.

Following her success at the British Championships, Nicole told scottishathletics: "I’m excited. Last time in Oregon last year, I ran my PR (personal record), so I’m very excited to go back and see what I can do back on that track.

"I was just happy to get second; I wasn’t too pleased with my performance yesterday (Friday, in her heat). I was happy to come out here today and hit it hard."

Her performances throughout the season saw her meet the required qualifying standards for Team Scotland for the Commonwealth Games, which run from July 28 to August 8, and the European Athletics Championships, which take place in Munich from August 15-21.

After the World Championships, Nicole's focus will switch to a first Commonwealth Games in a Scotland vest, where she will compete in both the 400m and 4x400m.

After the athlete selection was announced, Team Scotland head coach, Mark Pollard, said: "We’re delighted with the Team Scotland selection announcement and 33 athletes now confirmed for Birmingham 2022.

“Being picked for Scotland for a Commonwealth Games is always an exciting moment and we congratulate athletes, their coaches and their families on selection. We acknowledge, too, the huge role played by numerous Scottish clubs in the development of these athletes over a number of years.

“It bears repetition on these occasions that success in athletics isn’t achieved overnight or anything like it. In so many cases, this is the culmination of many years of hard work, good coaching and development work by clubs along the pathway."

Meanwhile, Dunfermline athlete Aidan Thompson was also in action in Manchester and was satisfied with his performance in the men's 3,000m steeplechase.

The former Queen Anne High School pupil, who is a student at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, spoke to Press Sport earlier this month of his hopes of making a late bid for Commonwealth Games selection, but did not make the team.

Central AC member Aidan, 25, finished eighth in the field with a time of 8:57.02 in Manchester.

On Twitter, he wrote: "Experience gained. Tough shift in windy conditions but happy enough with that position against the best in the UK."

In the women's 5,000m, Fife AC's Annabel Simpson, who is part of a cross-club training group at Pitreavie led by Steve Doig, coach of Paralympic T20 1500m champion Owen Miller, was 10th in the women's 5,000m, in a time of 15:55.81.