ATHLETES of a West Fife club have been feted for their achievements over the last 12 months at their annual awards evening.

Dunfermline Track and Field Club members gathered at the Carnegie Conference Centre to celebrate a successful season in indoor and outdoor competition, and crown their club champions.

Darcie Black picked up the overall club champion accolade, with Callum Newton the runner-up, and Sophie Thomas third. Darcie was also outdoor club champion, in which Sophie was second, and Callum third.

Darcie and Callum shared the indoor club champion prize, with Sophie placing as runner-up, and Amy Jenkinson and Matt Tait third.

There were champion prizes for both male and female athletes presented across the age groups, as well as in cross-country and middle distance disciplines, whilst other achievements were recognised.

These included Callum Newton being selected as captain of the Scottish Schools boys' team at the Scottish International Athletics Board event in July, in which he won gold in the high jump with a leap of 1.90 metres.

Darcie Black and Sophie Thomas were selected for the Scotland under-20 team for a home international event against other UK nations in Cardiff, with the latter winning 100m bronze in 12.52 seconds, and the former falling just short of her personal best with a long jump effort of 5.45m.

The club's under-17 girls relay team of Sophie Thomas, Amy Jenkinson, Shayna Asamoah and Kirstin Penman won 4x200m Scottish indoor relay gold in February, at Glasgow's Emirates Arena, and then won outdoor 4x100m bronze at Scotstoun in June.

During the season, they set four club records, in the semi-finals and final of both disciplines, with their time in the 4x200m less than a second outside the all-time Scottish under-17 girls best.

Sophie Thomas picked up the Hayley McGurk Award for being the highest ranked under-17 sprinter in Scotland, while Amy Jenkinson took the 'Best Performance at a National Championship' accolade for her indoor under-17 60m hurdles gold medal run in February.

The club also awarded certificates to the 15 athletes who, between them, earned 24 medals at May's scottishathletics East District Championships, as well as certificates of achievement to those who contributed to the 36 new club records set during 2023.

Engraved silver salvers with their scottishathletics national championship successes were given to the 12 club members who medalled at that level, while Sophie Thomas and Amy Jenkinson received framed Scottish Schools Athletic Association vests to mark their selection for the Scottish Schools team during the summer.

The club added their thanks to the coaches, team managers and committee members who played their part in a successful season.