Torphins teenager Alisha Rees wins sprint double at Grangemouth

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The Bank of Scotland National Age Group Championships held at Grangemouth last weekend saw three members of Banchory Stonehaven Athletics Club claim a clutch of bronze, silver and gold medals.

Competing in the U14 age group on Saturday, 13-year-old Alisha Rees from Torphins took the double with convincing wins in both the 100 and 200 metres.

Having won her heat in a time of 13.5s Alisha took the 100 metre title and gold medal with a time of 13.16s. Katie Brown of Gala Harriers took silver with 13.31s.

In the afternoon, Alisha again won her heat, and after a lengthy delay to events on the track due to horrendous weather conditions, came out and took the 200 metre title in a time of 27.16s, with Katie Browne from Gala Harriers second again with a time of 27.77s.

Michael Ferguson and Kelsey Stewart from Stonehaven also had great success.

Competing in the U18 age group, Michael won the silver medal in the 800 metres final in a time of 1.58.89s.

On Sunday in the U20-age group, he also took the bronze medal in the 400 metres with a time of 51.08s.

Also on Sunday, Kelsey Stewart won gold in the 300metres with a winning time of 40.57s in the u16 age group.

Other Club members competing at the championships, where participation levels had increased significantly since last year, were Eve Sealy and Hamish Leeson from Banchory, both competing in the U16 age group.

Hamish just missed out on a medal position in the 300 metre hurdles with a time of 45.12s, and came 10th in the long Jjmp with 4.98 metres.

Eve ran in the 200metres with a time of 29.37, a new personal best and ran a strong time of 2.32.32 in her 800 metres heat, but missing out on a place in the final.