MEDALS were won and new personal bests were created by Dunfermline Track and Field Club at the 4J Studios scottishathletics East District Track and Field Championships.

In what was the first national competition of the outdoor season, a large entry from the club took part, and surpassed its medal haul of 19 from 2022 by adding a further four this time around.

Striking gold were Charlie Hunter, in the under-15 javelin, with a new best throw of 31.70 metres; Callum Newton, in the under-17 high jump, with a leap of 1.87m; Amy Jenkinson, in the under-17 80m hurdles, with a PB of 12.24 secondsl Sophie Jenkinson, in the under-13 long jump, with a new PB of 4.00m; and Sophie Thomas, in the under-17 100m and 200m.

Also reaching the podium at Grangemouth were under-13s Lottie Thomas, with silver medals in the 100m (13.81, PB) and 70m hurdles (13.40 seconds, season best); Lewis Young in the high jump (1.11m); Murron Kane in the 200m; Poppy Warner in the 800m (2:32, PB); and Caitlin Chalmers in the high jump (1.26m, PB), and shot putt (6.02m, PB).

There were also silver medals for under-15s Rachel Barnett, in the javelin (12.27m, PB), and Charlie Hunter, in the 80m hurdles (14.28, PB), whilst under-17s Kirstin Penman (shot putt, 9.53m, PB), and Amy Jenkinson (200m, 26.20, PB) did likewise.

Jenkinson, in the long jump (4.71m), and Penman, in the 80m hurdles (12.92), and the 300m hurdles (50.65), also won bronze medals, as did fellow under-17 competitor, Callum Newton (long jump, 6.15m); under-13 athlete Jaden MacKay (long jump, 3.42m, PB); and under-15s Chris Doig (long jump, 3.78m, PB), and Finlay Gaughan (300m, 49.39, PB).

Other athletes that were unfortunate to miss out on a podium place included Luke Hamilton, who was fourth in the under-15 long jump; Molly Robinson, who posted a PB in the under-13 70m hurdles of 14.50 to finish fourth; and Oliver Morrison, who was fifth in the under-17 800m with a PB of 2:02.98.

In the under-13s 800m, Briony Argo set a new best of 2:49.17, as did under-15, Lucy Gibb, in the 1500m of 5:21.92.