A YOUNG Dollar athlete won his first national medal at the Scottish under 15 championships last weekend.

Tyler Hunter, a member of Central AC, took home a silver medal for high jump while his club teammate Ruairidh Burns earned a bronze at the Emirates Arena on Sunday, March 1.

Tyler was coming into the event with a best of only 1.44m so had no expectations here and started at 1.39m. At 1.64m there were only four athletes left and Tyler went clear again at the first attempt to guarantee a medal. He was now in a straight head to head and continued his run with a clearance at 1.67m. He then thought he had cleared 1.70m but even though the bar stayed on, the uprights had dropped on one side. After a consultation with the rule book the jump was judged faulty due to equipment failure meaning it didn’t count as either a clearance or a failure. Tyler was unable to go clear in three further attempts but he had done enough to secure an excellent second place.

Meanwhile, Central AC’s Molly Corners finally earned a podium finish after numerous high placed finishes over the years.

The 15-year-old, from Balfron, decided to test herself against the older under 20 age group in the high jump and was able to take a second-placed finish and a silver medal for the first time.

After missing out on a podium finish at the Scottish under 17 championships in January and another 4th place at the Scottish schools in February, the youngster finally took home a medal.

With a personal best of 1.60m, Molly was in a head-to-head for first place with the bar raised to 1.64m and she unfortunately just took the bar off.