BORDERS athletes returned from the weekend's East District Championships with a record haul of medals.

The region's top runners, jumpers and throwers won a total of 13 gold medals at Grangemouth Stadium.

And many more also earned lower podium places.

Berwickshire's Cameron Tindle held off the challenge from Grant Plenderleith to win the Senior 200 metres in a time of 21.34 seconds.

Former sprint champion Stacey Downie triumphed in the senior 400 metres.

The 28-year-old teacher from West Linton clocked an impressive 55.70 in difficult conditions.

Stacey followed up her victory with a silver medal in the 200 metres behind Banchory's Alisha Rees.

Cardrona's Ellie O'Hara came home with two gold medals.

The teenager, who competes for Edinburgh AC, won the Under 15s Triple Jump with a best distance of 10.57 metres.

And she also took the Under 15s Long Jump title with a leap of 4.88 metres.

Ellie also set a new best time of 12.94 to finish fourth in the final of the 100 metres.

Training partner Bryony Patterson also triumphed in the sand pit.

The Innerleithen teenager reached 5.32 metres to take the Under 20s Long Jump title.

And she also finished third in the Under 20s Triple Jump.

Adam Leighton from Melrose claimed gold in the Under 15s High Jump with a new best of 1.71 metres.

The 14-year-old also reached a new best distance of 5.24 metres for a silver medal in the Long Jump.

West Linton's Michael Girdler broke the tape in the final of the Under 15s 300 metres in 38.12 seconds for gold.

And fellow Peebles High pupil Ethan Elder also triumphed on the Grangemouth track as he sprinted home in the Under 15s 1500 metres for a time of 4.24 minutes.

Peebles powerhouse Craig Mullins returned to winning ways with a throw of 59.71 metres to take the Under 20s Hammer.

Kiera Waddell from Duns also claimed the Under 17s Javelin.

David Cathcart from the Moorfoot club triumphed in the Under 13s Javelin with a distance of 20.40 metres.

The Peebles youngster also finished third in the Under 13s 200 metres and fourth in the final of the 100 metres final.

Chirnside's Ben Evans claimed his first title as he strode to victory in the Under 15s 80 metres Hurdle.

Ben also took silver in the Under 15s Javelin with a best throw of 31.45 metres.

His Chasers club-mate Kyle Taylor was edged into second in the Under 13s 75 metres Hurdles final.

Ailsa Innes from Peebles, who runs for Lasswade, won the Under 20s 800 metres.

Kobe Stevens from Peebles earned a silver medal in the senior 800 metres.

And there was also a silver medal for Hannah Hamilton-Meikle of Chirnside Chasers in the Under 15 Shot Putt.

Peeblesshire middle-distance athletes Charlotte Clare and Hannah Little both won 800 metres bronze medals in Under 17s and Under 15s, respectively.