PITREAVIE AAC's Stephen Mackenzie continued his fine indoor season by crossing the border and claiming two English championship silver medals.

He was one of a number of club athletes who competed at the England Athletics Indoor Age Group Championships in Sheffield over the weekend of February 23-24 and returned home having twice climbed the podium.

Mackenzie led the Pitreavie challenge in the under-20 category. In a keenly-contested long jump competition, his effort of 7.26 metres in the final just edged out Team Bath's Jake Burkey (7.25m) to second place, and he repeated the trick in the triple jump by posting a new PB of 14.74m.

Under-15 multi-eventer Rebecca Grieve competed in the 60m and 300m events and, after progressing to the semi-finals in the former, where she clocked a time of 8.01 seconds, she starred in her second event.

After winning her heat comfortably in a time of 41.19, she produced an outstanding run of 40.65 – a new Scottish under-15 record – in the final to win silver, finishing just behind Vale of Aylesbury's Emilia Rock (39.74).

Billy Doyle, who missed his last Scottish Schools Indoor Championships through illness, focused on the under-20 400m and was also in the medals.

A comfortable passage to the semi-final was followed by an anxious wait after the race but, by virtue of being a fastest loser, took his place on the start line for the final.

Although he was landed with an unfavourable lane draw in lane one, Doyle ran a superb race to win a fine bronze medal in 49.60, finishing just behind Michael Fagbenle (Bexley AC, 49.25), and Lewis Davey (Peterborough AC, 49.43) in the final standings.

Another under-20 athlete, Dylan Thomson, also competed at the competition in the pole vault and placed 10th with a clearance of 4.40m.

Further medal success arrived for Pitreavie at both the Scottish Athletics Indoor Masters Championships, and Indoor Combined Events, which were held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

At the masters competition, Linzie Marsh, who due to injury switched to long jump, made her debut in the event as a W40 and it was one to remember as she leapt to gold with a fine effort of 1.40m.

Paul Allan, meanwhile, traded coaching for competing and, in the M45 category, ran a good race to take silver in the 400m, clocking a masters PB of 57.50 in the process, but missed out narrowly on the 200m podium with a fourth-place finish in 26.43.

In the combined events meet, Fergus MacGilp brought home an excellent gold medal for the club. Competing in the under-15 boys' pentathlon, he accumulated a total of 2,733 points across the 60m hurdles, long jump, shot putt, high jump and 800m to finish top of the podium, with Caleb McLeod (1,488) placing inside the top 10.

Lily Simon was unfortunate to miss out on a medal in the under-13 girls' event, finishing with a total 2,213 points behind third-placed Nell McGregor (North Ayrshire AC, 2,246), which included a strong showing to claim top points in the 800m.

There were also placings for Conor Mullen (under-13 boys), and Laurie Hunter, Niamh Stephen and Katie Thomson (under-13 girls).

Pitreavie were also in the medals at the Scottish Athletics Indoor Relay Championships. The senior men's A team (Declan Brennan, Cameron Sinclair, Alistair Moriarty, Billy Doyle) won silver (1:31.85); and the women's A team (Jade Hutchison, Sinead Steel, Rachel Thomson, Taygan Henry) took bronze (1:47.33).