ATHLETES with Dunfermline Track and Field have made an encouraging start to the Scottish Athletics Indoor League (SAIL) season.

Its first fixture took place at the end of November and youngsters at under-11, under-13, under-15 and under-17 age level produced some excellent performances.

For many of the under-11s, it was their first experience of competing at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena, but they had a terrific day of personal bests and finishes.

Highlights included a third in the 60 metres ‘A’-string event for Finlay Gibson; a fourth in the standing jump for Brodie Huntzinger; third places for Alice Thomson in the ‘A’-string 60m and 600m; third for Kelseigh Wilson in the 60m ‘B’-string’ and fourth for Millie Gordon in the standing jump.

Sean Asamoah, with a 4.11m PB, was the pick of the performers in the under-13s as he won the long jump, as well as finishing third in the 60m, while Caitlin Chalmers finished third in the high jump with a PB of 1.25m, and fourth in the shot put with another best effort.

There were also fourth spots for Sophie Jenkinson and Lottie Thomas, in the long jump and 60m respectively.

In the under-15 age group, Lucy Gibb and Rachel Barnett recorded 800m and shot put PBs, while Chris Doig was the pick of the boys, finishing fourth in the 400m with a best time of 44.25.

Sophie Thomas got the under-17s off to a,flying start, winning her 60m and 200m races, while Amy Jenkinson, with a PB of 9.44, was equal first in the 60m hurdles.

Shayna Asamaoh broke her own 300m club record to win her race in 41.24, while Ellie Candlish cleared 1.52m to win the high jump.

There was a second place for Oliver Morrison in the 400m (55.38, PB), while Brook Ferguson ran a superb season’s best of 9.67 to win the 60m hurdles.