PITREAVIE AAC star Nicole Yeargin claimed a bronze medal on the penultimate day of action at the Commonwealth Games.

The 24-year-old, who was representing Scotland at the Games for the first team, ran the anchor leg in a dramatic women's 4x400 metre relay.

The race, which took place yesterday evening, initially saw the Scots quartet of Zoey Clark, Beth Dobbin, Jill Cherry and Yeargin cross the line in fourth place.

They ran a season's best time of three minutes and 30.15 seconds, behind England, Canada and Jamaica.

England appeared to have won gold by a single hundredth of a second, but post-race enquiry ruled that they had committed a lange infringement during the first changeover.

Jodie Williams as adjudged to have strayed out of line, meaning that England were disqualified, which allowed Canada to collect gold, Jamaica win silver, and the Scots step on to the podium to take bronze.

Speaking to Scottish Athletics, Yeargin, who reached the semi-finals of the 400m, commented: "Iā€™m glad now that I ran through for fourth on the anchor leg and it was a great effort by the whole team.

"My gran was here and she told me to turn around and check the scoreboard as the result had changed."

Following the medal success, Pitreavie wrote on Facebook: "Great finish to a fantastic games for Team Scotland and fab to see Nicole get another global medal."

The medal win for Yeargin, who will go on to compete at the European Athletics Championships, which begin in Munich next Monday, running until Sunday August 21, comes after Dunfermline's Sarah Jane Ewing picked up a gold medal on Friday.

In her role as a director to Robert Barr, she helped Scotland's para bowls, mixed pairs B2/B3 team to success against Wales.

The Games closes this evening following the final day of competition in Birmingham.