Cameron Tindle (Edinburgh AC) set two new indoor personal best sprint times when he completed a double in the Scottish National Open Championships at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow on Saturday.
Though still only 16, the Berwick schoolboy, who triumphed earlier this month in the annual New Year Sprint at Musselburgh, more than held his own against Scotland’s current best seniors, winning the 60 metres in 6.94 secs, 0.04 better than his previous best set in March last year and beating former Scottish champion Ryan Oswald (Pitreavie) in the process.
Oswald, who has a best ever of 6.91 secs, was second in 6.98.
Tindle’s performance was good enough to clinch his 60m place in the Scottish team for Saturday’s Sainsbury’s International against GB & NI, France and Germany at the Emirates.
Third in the 200 metres behind two of Scotland’s 4 x 400 metres relay squad from the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Jamie Bowie and Greg Louden, Tindle also clocked 21.95 secs to go under 22 seconds for the first time on the tight indoor 200 metres track.
Bizarrely, Bowie and Louden were also involved in a controversial incident in the 400 metres where they appeared to pull up after 300 metres causing their Glasgow 2014 teammate Grant Plenderleith to pull up also, though apparently he was none too pleased about it.
David Martin (Glasgow) won the event in 48.90 seconds with another former New Year Sprint winner Patrick Swan second in 49.40.
Glasgow 2014 long jumper Sarah Warnock (EAC) made a bright start to the season equalling her indoor personal best of 6.20 metres to go second in the current British rankings.
Clubmate and former World bobsleigh champion Gillian Cooke reached 5.89m.