TRACK stars with Pitreavie AAC have been celebrating after five of their teams won medals at a recent national competition.

Athletes from the club travelled to Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow, on Sunday June 25 to participate in the 4J Studios scottishathletics Relay Championships, and returned home to West Fife with plenty of prizes.

There were podium places for the under-17 women, who struck gold; the senior women and two under-15 girls' teams, who won silver medals; and the senior men, who collected a bronze.

Pitreavie's under-17 women's team of Anastasia Cotorobai, Abigail Deacon, Katie Thomson and Holly Ovens were successful in the 4x300 metre race, with their time of two minutes and 52.36 seconds the quickest in the field, ahead of runners-up, Glasgow School of Sport, and third-placed North Ayrshire AAC, whilst Dunfermline Track and Field (Sophie Thomas, Amy Jenkinson, Kirstin Penman and Shayna Asamoah) placed fifth in 2:57.71.

A hat-trick of silver medals were also won by the club, with the senior women and under-15 girls doing so in their respective 4x100m events, as well as in the under-15 girls medley.

Elena Clark, Katie Dinwoodie, Emma Pedrana and Darcie Black ran for the senior women and, in a time of 48.54, finished second, behind Vp-Glasgow AC (48.20), and ahead of Law and District AAC, who were third in 50.70.

For the under-15s, Faye Allan, Christy Cameron, Esme Deacon and Mia Fairweather ran a time of 51.44 to win silver, with Kilmarnock Harriers (51.28), and Whitemoss AAC (52.34) placing either side of them, whilst Mia and Christy also ran in the under-15 girls distance medley, teaming-up with Isla Gourley and Nieve Hannell.

The quartet's time of 5:15.13 saw them win a silver medal, finishing behind winners Aberdeen AAC (5:14.53), and ahead of bronze medal winners Harmeny AC (5:16.85), in a race that saw Dunfermline Track and Field's Millie McKenzie, Lucy Gibb, Hollie Lynas and Freya Kieran run a time of 6:08.29.

Pitreavie's final medal of the competition was collected by the senior men, in the 4x400m.

Lewis Thomson, Evan Wilson, Harris Mackie and Caleb McLeod crossed the finish line in a time of 3:21.82, just behind second-placed Kilbarchan AAC (3:21.75), as Dundee Hawkhill Harriers took gold in 3:17.19.

Meanwhile, another of Pitreavie's rising stars had reason to celebrate after helping set a new Scottish Men's under-20 national record.

Rory Voss travelled to Mannheim, Germany, as part of a team of young athletes supported by scottishathletics' 'Relay Project' to compete at the well-known meet - and twice set a new national best.

After running a time of 40.89 on day one of the Mannheim International - held on June 24-25 - Rory and team-mates Dean Patterson (Glasgow School of Sport), Euan Cunningham (Falkirk Victoria Harriers) and James McMillan (Airdrie Harriers) bettered it on day two by running an excellent time of 40.73.

Before being broken twice in 24 hours by Rory and his team-mates, the previous Scottish Men's under-20 national record for 4x100m, of 41.14, had stood for 31 years.