A 33-YEAR-OLD Pitreavie AAC indoor long jump record was sent tumbling as club athletes impressed at the Scottish Athletics National Senior and Under-17 Indoor Championships.

Stephen Mackenzie, an under-20 athlete, was among a number of senior and under-17 competitors who travelled to Glasgow's Emirates Arena for the meet and was one of their star performers.

In the senior men's long jump, a huge personal best distance of 7.51 metres – which was one centimetre behind the winner – not only bagged him a silver medal, it saw him break Pitreavie's overall indoor club record of 7.28m, which was set in 1986 by Commonwealth Games athlete Kenny McKay.

Mackenzie's effort will also put him second in the all-time Scottish under-20 rankings, and he went on to enjoy further success in the triple jump, in which a distance of 14.58m saw him break the club's long-standing club and under-20 records, placing him fifth in the senior men's competition.

The triple jump brought another medal for the club as senior athlete Chuxx Onyia won bronze with a jump of 15.12m.

Another club record, the under-17 women's triple jump, was set in 2005 but was broken by Beth Aitken, who took a big chunk out of it with a PB of 10.47m.

That improved her previous best by nearly half a metre, while she also went on to record a new indoor personal best over 200m of 27.81 seconds.

A third club best fell to under-15 athlete Rebecca Grieve who, despite competing in a higher age group, broke the 200m record set in 2002 in her heat with a time of 25.87, which ensured she finished as the fastest qualifier in the heats. She went on to qualify from her semi-final and then place sixth in the final; before finishing seventh in the 60m final, having broken the eight-second barrier with a new PB of 7.99 in the heats; and posted a distance of 4.87m in the long jump.

Meanwhile, Sam Turnbull was taking part in his first championship as an under-17 athlete and marked it with a fine silver medal – complete with a PB of 1.83m – in the long jump, which was only two centimetres away from the Pitreavie record.

Other fine medal-winning performances came from Ewan Dyer, who took gold in the senior men's 800m in 1:55.52; under-20 woman Bethany McAndrew, who won silver in the senior women's 60m hurdles by breaking the nine-second barrier for the first time this season with a time of 8.98; Taylor Roy, who won senior 60m hurdles bronze (10.22); Dylan Thomson, who won pole vault bronze in 4.28m; and Ben Knowles, who set a PB of 52.42 on his way to under-17 400m bronze.

Ruiraidh Elder, who was competing for the club for the first time, just missed out on a medal with a fourth-place finish in the 800m (2:03.79), while other notable performances came from Isla Steel, Dani Mauchlen, Skye Marshall, Lewis Blair, Patrick Doyle, Alex Johnston, Alistair Moriarty and Ben McGuire.