A YOUNG Wee County athlete has become Scotland’s top 60m hurdler for her age group this year, following an impressive performance at the National Indoor Championships.

Alloa’s Victoria Anestik took part in two events at the championships at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena last month: the hurdles, and shot put.

In the former event, she made it through the heats with a time of 10.03 seconds, before getting through the semi-final in 9.98 seconds.

Then, in the final, she finished in third place in an incredible 9.87 seconds.

At all three stages of the race, she broke her previous personal best time.

Thanks to that impressive performance, she is now ranked as the number one runner in the 60m hurdles for the Scottish U13 age group this year.

And she also broke the club record for the Falkirk Victoria Harriers – of which she is a member.

As if that wasn’t enough, Victoria also went on to finish fourth in the shot put, with a new personal best of 8.53 metres.

Speaking after the event, she said: "I felt very excited to win my first Scottish Nationals medal.

“I was very proud, and I could not believe it.

“I ran a massive personal best and I was super happy about it - I was the fastest Scottish girl.

“I also threw a personal best in the shot putt and came fourth. It was an amazing day."

The Advertiser previously reported on Victoria’s sporting successes last June, after she triumphed in the long jump at the local County Sports Athletics Championships.

Back then, the youngster claimed she idolises some of the UK’s top sporting stars, such as Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thomson.

And, when asked about her ambitions for the future, she said: “I want to become a heptathlete, and win medals”