DUNFERMLINE Track and Field star Matthew Tait leapt across the border and landed on gold at a prestigious competition.

The high jumper was one of 15 Scottish athletes to win medals at the England Athletics Age Group Championships, which recently took place in Sheffield.

Matthew was one of two club athletes, alongside Sophie Thomas, who travelled to the event in South Yorkshire, with competition in Scotland limited due to preparations for the World Athletics Indoor Championships at Glasgow's Emirates Arena.

In a stunning performance, he took gold in the under-20 age group event with a jump of 2.10 metres, which was a new personal best, and a new Dunfermline Track and Field club record.

Competing in the 60m sprint, Sophie sailed through her first round in a PB, and club record, of 7.72 seconds, but a false start in her semi-final saw her miss out on a place in the final.

Meanwhile, club athletes enjoyed multiple successes at the 4J Studios scottishathletics National Indoor Championship Finals, which were held at Grangemouth Stadium.

On the track, Darcie Black struck gold in the under-20 60m hurdles, thanks to a PB of 9.25 seconds, and Sophie Thomas followed up in the under-17 event, winning in a time of 7.62, a new best and club record.

Dunfermline Press: Darcie Black claimed two Scottish gold medals.Darcie Black claimed two Scottish gold medals. (Image: Dunfermline Track and Field.)

Dunfermline Press: Sophie Thomas also claimed a podium place.Sophie Thomas also claimed a podium place. (Image: Dunfermline Track and Field.)

Shayna (7.94) and Sean Asamoah (8.36) both claimed silver medals, in the under-20 60m sprint and under-13 60m respectively, with the latter claiming a new PB, and both siblings setting new club records.

In a competitive under-15 60m event, Lottie Thomas smashed her best time in the heat, but just failed to make the final, whilst Finlay Gibson, despite another fine heat run, was unable to qualify.

Poppy Buchanan, who like Lottie and Finlay is in her first year at that age group, also ran a PB in her heat, but also missed out on a final place.

In the field, Matthew Tait followed up his gold medal in Sheffield with another in the under-20 high jump, this time with an effort of 1.94m, whilst Darcie Black finished top of the podium once more in the under-20 long jump after leaping 5.23m.

Dunfermline Press: Matthew Tait added a Scottish title to his success in Sheffield.Matthew Tait added a Scottish title to his success in Sheffield. (Image: Dunfermline Track and Field.)

She was unfortunate not to add to her medal tally in the high jump, where she was first equal but ended up fourth equal on a countback, whilst Caitlin Chalmers competed in the under-15 high jump, but finished short of her best with a 1.29m clearance.

A club spokesperson added: "There were excellent performances from all our athletes and, with the only athletes not making their respective finals athletes who were in their first year of their new age groups, the club can be very optimistic for the next few years."