A TRIO of stars with Dunfermline Track and Field enjoyed a "wonderful experience" competing for Scotland recently.

Callum Newton, Sophie Thomas and Amy Jenkinson were all recently selected to represent their country at the SIAB (Schools International Athletic Board) Home International Series.

Held at Grangemouth Stadium, the event pitted the Scots' schools athletes against their counterparts from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Callum was given the honour of being named as Scotland's boys' captain.

After leading the team out, he competed in the high jump competition, whilst Sophie ran in both the 100m and 200m, as well as the 4x100m relay, in which she was joined by Amy, who also took part in the 80m hurdles.

The standard of competition was extremely high amongst the athletes from each of the home nations, but Callum produced a top-drawer performance to take top spot in his event.

His jump of 1.90 metres saw him not only clinch a fine first place, but was also a new PB.

In her 100m race Sophie, who in 2022 set a new Scottish girls' 100m national record, which had stood previously since 1975, finished sixth in a time of 12.4 seconds, and placed eighth in the 200m in 26.71.

A time of 12.36, just outside her PB, saw Amy finish eighth in her 80m hurdles event, but the pair and their team-mates suffered disqualification in the 4x100m relay due to a changeover infringement.

The club said they were "honoured" that three of their athletes were selected for the event, with a spokesperson adding: "It was a wonderful experience and honour for all three of our athletes, so congratulations to you all.

"The Club and your coaches are very proud of you."