BORDERS triple jumper Henry Clarkson left out the hop and skip in Glasgow to become the Scottish Schools indoor champion.

The 17-year-old from Selkirk, who is coached by Linda Nicholson in Peebles, reached a lifetime best of 7.07 metres to claim the Over 16s title.

Clarkson, who competes for Merchiston Castle, beat nearest challenger Alessandro Schenini by 11 centimetres to win the gold medal at the Emirates Arena.

Clarkson's training partner at the Peebles jumps school, Ellie O'Hara, missed out on a medal by just 12 centimetres despite being only 13.

The Peebles High pupil finished fourth in the Under 16s long jump.

And Bryony Patterson, also from Peebles High, made a welcome return after injury to finish sixth in the Over 16s long jump.

Coach Nicholson said: "With Henry's favoured event, the triple jump not on the agenda, he competed in long jump and went over seven metres for the second time in a week.

"This ranks him, at aged 17 years old, third in the UK at under 20s.

"Ellie produced a personal best of 5.16 metres and Bryony, despite still recovering from an ankle injury, was pleased to reach the final of the Over 16s competition with 5.07 metres."

Berwickshire High's Rosie Browne also returned from the Glasgow with a medal.

The 16-year-old former Gala Harrier claimed second in the Over 16s Pole Vault - 10 centimetres adrift of Alana Dunsmore of Woodmills.

There was also a bronze medal for Galashiels Academy flyer Cameron Caldwell.

The teenager, after winning his heat and semi-final, crossed the line third in the final of the Over 16s 200 metres in 23.09 seconds behind Prestwick's Fraser Angus.

Caldwell also won his heat of the 60 metres but opted not to run in the semi-final.

Kelso High's Angus Bryce progressed through the heats and semi-finals to finish fifth in the final of the Under 16s 200 metres with a time of 23.79 seconds.

There was disappointment for talented Peebles High athlete Charlotte Clare.

Despite winning her Under 16s 800 metres heat with relative ease, her time was less than a second too slow for qualification into the final.

Fellow Peebles pupil Hannah Little did reach the B final, where she finished fourth.

Jedburgh Grammar's Sarah Davenport crossed the line third in her heat.

Ailsa Innes of Peebles High won her heat and finished just outside the medals in fifth in the Over 16s 800 metres.

Fellow Peebles pupil Michael Girdler was narrowly edged out of a place in the Under 16s 200 metres final after finishing fourth in the semi.

Both Eve Huxley from Peebles and Earlston's Laura Munro qualified from the heats of the Over 16s 60 metres to finish seventh and fourth, respectively, in their semi finals.

Mia Downie from Peebles also progressed into the semi-finals of both the Under 16s 60 and 200 metres, finishing fifth both times.

Earlston's Molly Paterson also reached the semi-finals of the 60 metres where she finished seventh.

All three Borders sprinters qualified from the heats of the Boys' Under 16s 60 metres.

Struan Wells of Peebles finished fourth, Robbie Paulin of Berwickshire High was fifth and Robbie Wilson from Earlston dipped for eighth.

Ethan Elder from Peebles was inched out of progressing from the heats of the Under 16s 1500 metres after finishing fourth.