TWO Wee County athletes performed well at the weekend as Central AC took on the best of Scotland’s young talent in Grangemouth.

In the Scottish Under-15 championships, Robb Ferguson came into the competition having won the schools’ U14 javelin title earlier this season.

The 13-year-old, who lives in Tullibody, was one of the youngest in the field but threw an excellent 31.45 metres in the first round to take third place and the bronze medal.

This distance was a personal best and the first time Robb has thrown over 30 metres with the 600g weight of javelin. Robb has another year in this age group and will look to retain the title for the club next year.

He then took part in the 80m hurdles and found himself in fourth place at the mid-point of the race having chased the leaders down all the way and was gaining on the third placed athlete but couldn’t quite get there and had to settle for fourth.

However, he smashed his personal best with 13.01s and can be proud of his achievements as a first year in the age group.

In the Scottish U13 championships the following day, Alloa’s Danielle Abel took on the 70m hurdles despite horrendous weather all day.

Danielle was the top performer of the day for Central as the 12-year-old reached the final at the Scottish schools in the older U14 age group earlier this season and was looking to do the same at the U13 age group.

She had a fast heat and smashed her personal best with 12.36s to qualify for the final as a fastest loser. She then finished in a respectable sixth place, beating athletes who beat her in the heats, with 12.45s.

Elsewhere, Lewis Miller narrowly missed the 100m final after running 14.38s then just missed the half-way cut in the long jump with a best jump of 3.83m after three rounds.

Jamie Oldham was placed ninth overall in the 800m after placing third in his heat with 2:30.32 minutes then ran 31.17s in the 200m.

Jamie Connor placed 20th overall after finishing 4th in his heat with a new personal best 2:49.17 then ran 31.59s in the 200m.

In the girls 1500m Niamh McKinlay took an excellent second place in her heat to finish 11th overall with 5:31.39. Sophie Morgan ran a new personal best 14.94s in the 100m and Alice Cameron placed 10th in the discus with a seasons best 11.00m then ran 33.73s in the 200m.