CENTRAL AC had a successful weekend as the Scottish schools championships reached the climax of the track and field championships last month.

The Wee County was well represented in the youngest age group, under-14, with the club’s competitors mainly taking part at this level for the first time but came away with an impressive tally of four medals and numerous personal bests.

Robb Ferguson, who attends Lornshill Academy, was on top form as he took his first ever gold medal at a national level event as he won the javelin after throwing a personal best distance of 35.71m in a close competition.

He followed this up in the 80m hurdles where he added to his medal collection with a silver in a time of 12.86s.

Also getting on top of the podium was Connor Bell of Balfron High. Connor ran a measured 800m as he paced himself over the first lap then hit the front in the second lap.

One athlete remained with him but he managed to stay in front in the sprint finish to win in an excellent pb 2:09.23 minutes. Following behind was Ruaridh Burns of Stirling High who finished a respectable 5th in a personal best 2:14.09.

Alva Academy were well represented in this age group with Danielle Abel, Hannah Tams and Kate Gilvear all turning out for the school for the first time at this event.

Danielle was competing in the 75m hurdles for the first time ever and also stepping up an age group from her usual under-13 age group.

However, she was undaunted by the challenge and finished in an excellent fifth place in the final with 13.51s. She also managed a top-eight finish in the long jump jumping to a personal best 4.12m for 7th.

Hannah and Kate were both contesting the 100m with the former having a good outing as she reached the final where she placed eighth in a season’s best 13.91s and Kate ran a personal best 14.56s in her heat.

Elsewhere, Cameron MacMillan of Dollar Academy was also on the podium in the 1500m after running a personal best 4:28.58 minutes to place 3rd and take the bronze medal, his first ever medal at a national level event.