Colombia and Samoa trips for EAC’s Cameron Tindle

Cameron Tindle celebrates his place at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa. Pic: Lisa Ferguson
Cameron Tindle celebrates his place at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa. Pic: Lisa Ferguson
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NEW YEAR SPRINT winner Cameron Tindle (Edinburgh AC), who is the scratch man for Friday’s City of Edinburgh Running Festival Sprint at Meggetland, has been named for two wonder trips for Scotland and Great Britain.

The 17-year-old Berwick-based schoolboy was yesterday confirmed in the six-strong party of athletes to represent Scotland in the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa in early September, joining Inverness thrower George Evans, Perth’s 800 metres prodigy Ben Greenwood, Banchory sprinter Alisha Rees, Warrington 800 runner Carys McAulay and Glasgow long jumper Rachel Alexander.

But, before then, Tindle and Evans will join a Great Britain team for the World Youth Games in Cali, Colombia, beginning on July 15.

Tindle, named for both 100 and 200 metres in Samoa, will concentrate on the 200 in Cali as befits a man who leads the European youth rankings with a time of 20.94, while Evans, who normally doubles in shot and discus and set records in both at the Scottish Schools Championships, will target the discus.

Six Scots are in the GB team for the European Under-23 Championships in Tallinn, Estonia from July 9-12. Three of them are “veterans” of the Scottish team at Glasgow 2014, including 400 runner Kirsten McAslan, who will be returning to the scene of her European Junior last-lap relay triumph, Zoey Clark, also in the 4x400m relay, and Rachel Hunter in the hammer.

Edinburgh University’s European Under-23 Cross Country champion Rhona Auckland is confirmed in the 10,000m and Cameron Boyek and Neil Gourley are both in the 1500m.