A DOLLAR teenager won a bronze medal at the Scottish Under 17s Championships on Saturday.

Tyler Hunter, 15, was taking on the 100m hurdles event for the first time ever and was on top form as he successfully negotiated the barriers to come home in 3rd place for a fantastic bronze medal in an excellent 15.04s.

Earlier in the day Tyler had placed just outside the medals in the high jump where he placed 4th after equalling his personal best with a leap of 1.67m and had also set a new best on the 100m where his time of 12.21s just failed to progress from his heat.

As Tyler is 15 he will still be in the under 17 age group next year where they will look to improve on their bronze medals.

Connor Bell of Balfron was also great form in the 1500m as he placed 3rd in a tactical race with a time of 4:07.78 minutes.

Meanwhile, Central AC athletes were also in the mood as the Scottish National Championships returned for the first time in two years with a haul of six medals.

The highlight for the club was a remarkable clean sweep in the Men’s 5,000m race by Jamie Crowe, Ali Hay and Tom Graham-Marr. Jamie has won numerous Scottish cross country medals but has turned his attention to the track recently and after an impressive run of 14:07 minutes in Manchester earlier this year and a first sub 14 minute run last year he went into the race with high hopes.

He lived up to his billing as he ran away from the field to win in 14:19.88 minutes to take his first ever Scottish title on the track. Ali Hay showed he is still going strong at 35, after numerous Scottish titles and medals in a long career, he followed Jamie in to add a silver medal to his collection in 14:28.98. And to complete the sweep Tom Graham-Marr came home in a personal best 14:34.55 to take the bronze medal, a first ever track medal for Tom.

Central’s dominance in the 5000m was further emphasised as Hamish Hickey finished 6th in 14:50.26 and in the B final Alastair Marshall was 4th in 15:48.41, Telfer Gray 6th in a pb 15:58.55, under 20 athlete Sam Grivell 10th in a pb 16:56.57 and Andrew Irvine 12th in a pb 17:13.49.