PEEBLESSHIRE athlete Stacey Downie has secured two silvers at the World Masters Indoor Athletics Championships in Poland.

The current 200m and 400m world champion (W35) took second place in both those events in Toruń.

After a comfortable 400m heat win of 59.40 seconds, the West Linton PE teacher battled to silver in a season’s best of 58.66 seconds.

Two days later she posted a fast 200m heat win of 25.34, another season's best, to qualify for the 200m final.

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She lowered this further to 25.31 seconds for silver, only 0.15 behind 60m and 100m world champion Sara Wiss.

Downie also narrowly missed the indoor Scottish record of 25.29 seconds.

The Peeblesshire athlete can be happy with her efforts and even more so when considering she had six races in five days.

She also competed in the 60m where she narrowly missed a medal by 0.05 seconds, finishing fourth.

Downie said: "I am delighted to have had the chance to compete out in Poland at my first Masters Indoor World Championships last week.

"I was very happy with my performances and it is the fastest I've ran at 200m indoors for three years. This sets me up well for the rest of the season.

“The World Championships came at just the right time for me to refocus, gain more fitness and sets me up well for the English Championships and Scottish Championships this summer."