THE future is bright for Pitreavie AAC after athletes across a number of age groups enjoyed recent Scottish Championship medal success.

Members of the club were in action at age group and senior national championships, with the under-13, under-15 and under-20 competitions taking place in Aberdeen, and the under-17 and seniors in Grangemouth.

In the under-17 meet, Jade Hutchison showcased the form that won her two medals at the UK School Games by progressing to the women's 100 metres semi-finals, alongside Sarah Duff, where she took silver in a time of 12.42 seconds.

Duff placed fifth in 12.72 while under-15 runner Rebecca Grieve, running up an age group, also performed well despite not making it through the semi-finals.

She did, however, fare better in the 200m, reaching the final and placing seventh in 27.21, while multi-eventer Isla Steel won javelin bronze with a throw of 32.09 metres despite just missing out on a medal in the 80m hurdles (12.58).

Skye Marshall qualified comfortably in the 300m hurdles in a time of 50.34 but was unfortunate to miss out on a medal, where a fine PB of 48.44 in the final saw her finish fourth, while Sean Stewart recorded a time of 11.63 in the boys' 100m.

Sarah Coutts cruised to second place in the 800m (2:14.94) before winning gold in the 1500m (4:42.27), while Jemma Jamieson won steeplechase bronze with a time of 5:53.08.

In the senior events, Niamh Guest bagged silver in the 100m hurdles (15.42) as Bethany McAndrew won bronze (15.51); Cameron Keelan, after finishing fourth in the men's event, won 400m hurdles bronze in 57.97; and coach Francis Smith finished third in the 110m hurdles (16.68).

Billy Doyle went on to win the 400m, in which Ben Knowles finished sixth (54.48), with a season's best of 50.42, while Ewan Dyer won 800m silver in 1:56.67.

On the field, Chuxx Onyia was runner-up in the senior men's triple jump with a distance of 15.06m; Dylan Thomson was third on a countback in the senior men's pole vault; and Sinead Steel took under-17 high jump bronze.

Meanwhile, in the under-15 events, Pitreavie members excelled, particularly in the 300m, in which Sophie Wallwork won the race with a club record time of 41.77; Rebecca Grieve finished runner-up in 41.91; and Fergus MacGilp took the boys' title in 39.71.

Dani Mauchlen, who had to pull out of the 200m after progressing through the heats, won under-15 100m bronze in 13.05; Erin McFarlane won under-13 800m silver in 2:25.48; and Caleb McLeod was second in the boys' 800m and third in the high jump (1.37m).

Ryan Woods claimed a bronze medal on countback in the high jump (1.92m); under-17 Isla Steel placed third in the under-20 long jump in 5.38m; Dylan Thomson won pole vault bronze on countback in 4.32m; and Sam Turnbull smashed the high jump competition with a club record 1.82m distance.