Edinburgh AC starlet Alisha Rees shines at Loughborough

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Edinburgh AC prospect Alisha Rees took the biggest scalp of her career at the Loughborough International to put herself in the frame for this summer’s European Junior Championships.

The teen, competing for GB&NI Juniors, pulled out a late surge on Sunday to edge out Rio 2016 medallist Asha Philip in the 200 metres to win in a personal best of 23.61 seconds – two hours after coming fifth in the 100m.

European indoor finalist Allan Smith shared victory in the high jump with Mike Edwards as both cleared 2.22m, while Sarah Warnock, who has moved her base to Birmingham this winter, took third in the long jump with a leading effort of 6.12m.

Capital hope Cameron Tindle was behind world indoor champion Richard Kilty in the 200m, while Emma Nuttall continued her comeback from injury with fourth in the women’s high jump as Olympian Morgan Lake seized top spot.

Elsewhere, University of Edinburgh’s Mhairi MacLennan came 22nd at the world 10,000 metres at Highgate with fellow Scots Beth Potter and Steph Twell coming first and second. Capital prospect Logan Rees was fifth in the men’s B race.

Fifer Andrew Lemoncello won the inaugural Stirling Marathon with Leslie Pirie the leading woman.