Christie in contention for world junior championships call-up

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Banchory Stonehaven AC sprinter Kathryn Christie in still in with a chance of representing Great Britain at next month’s world junior championships in Barcelona after recording a series of fine performances at Bedford last weekend.

The double Scottish senior sprint champion set personal best times when finishing fifth in both the 100 metres and 200m at the English under-20 championships to keep her well in line for a place in the 4x100m relay squad when the team for Spain is announced this week.

The selectors have the option of picking up to six athletes and Christie’s outstanding form should make her a strong contender.

Kathryn said: “I was really happy with my performance, I was just aiming for a final place so to come fifth and a personal best was fantastic. I’m not really setting myself any targets but I’m happy with my performances as my times have been improving with every race.”

The 17-year-old is travelling down to Birmingham this weekend where she will be up against senior athletes at the Olympic trials.

Fellow Banchory Stonehaven AC member Rhona Auckland narrowly missed out on a medal in Bedford but achieved a new personal best time in the 3000m.