ATHLETES from Pitreavie AAC took top spot in the final event of the East District Cross-Country League held earlier this month.

Contested over the three matches, the league concluded in Livingston with impressive performances for the club's under-13 girls' team, who claimed first place in their age group's overall standings thanks to points collected by Anya Morrison, Arianne Baillie, Erin Macfarlane and Lily Simon over the season.

Anya, a previous winner of the North District Cross-Country Championships and medallist at the Inter-District Championships, showcased her ability with two top-three finishes in her first full season as a Pitreavie member.

Arianne scored in all three league meetings, with a high placing of seventh at Livingston, while Lily’s best performance over the league was a 17th place, with both athletes competing in their first year in the under-13 age group.

Erin took eighth place, concluding an impressive season that saw excellent performances on the track as well as cross-country, having won golds at the Scottish Schools, Fife Schools and the East District Championships, as well as silver at the Scottish Nationals.

She also finished the year as the number one-ranked under-13 girl in Scotland in the 800 metres, 1200m and 1500m, as well as finishing the season as the UK's number three in the latter.

A spokesman for Pitreavie said: "As well as the impressive results, the levels of participation and the strength in depth on display has been fantastic to see amongst the Pitreavie athletes across all age groups.

"As well as further top 10 finishes for both under-11 teams, the under-13 boys and the masters women, we have fielded a full quota of seniors at each match for the first time in several years."

Strong performances across the ages saw Pitreavie AAC finish the season a highly-commendable fifth overall in the combined team standings.