PITREAVIE AAC athlete Caleb McLeod is celebrating after he claimed a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games.

The 17-year-old, competing in the 800 metres, won Team Scotland's first medal on the track at the competition, which has been taking place in Trinidad and Tobago.

Caleb, who is from Dalgety Bay, qualified for the final - which took place yesterday - with a third place finish in his semi-final on Wednesday.

He ran a time of one minute and 53.38 seconds to finish behind Kenya's Kelvin Kimutai Koech, and Canada's Michael Hussey, and matched that position in the final.

Koech, in a time of 1:50.14, took the gold medal, but a strong finish down the home straight allowed Caleb to finish third, and collect bronze, in 1:52.83, just behind England's Miles Waterworth (1:52.21).

Caleb was one of 49 athletes that represented Team Scotland across several sports at the Games, which is being held for the seventh time.

It is due to end today (Friday) after beginning last week and, prior to departing, he told Press Sport: "Obviously, everyone wants to win the gold when you go away. Someone would be lying to you if they told you they weren’t!

“For me, my main focus is getting to the final to begin with and, once I get there, I can worry about the final after that. The main aim is to make the final and to see where that goes from there."

Caleb was joined at the Games by Glenrothes-based Reiss Marshall, a member of Fife AC.

The pair are training partners in a group led by Steve Doig, who also coaches West Fife's T20 1500m Paralympic champion, Owen Miller, and he was running in the 3,000m.

Reiss, 16, ran in a straight final, finishing outside the medals in eighth place, in a time of 8:45.01.