BORDERS athletes were jumping for joy over the weekend at the Scottish Indoor Championships in Glasgow.

Selkirk's Henry Clarkson reached a new championship best distance on his way to gold in the Under 20s long jump.

The 19-year-old, who is now based at Loughborough University recorded a new best of 7.18 metres to take the title - a distance which puts him second in the UK Under 20s rankings.

Coach Linda Nicholson told us: "The field for the Under 20s long jump was the strongest seen in the UK this year, with four of the top five ranked jumpers all there.

"Henry's jump takes him to second ranked in the UK, with him beating the top rank, Alessandro Schenini."

Clarkson also reached a new best distance the following day in the Under 20s triple jump with a leap of 14.66 metres to claim silver behind Aiden Quinn.

Both Clarkson and Quinn broke the previous Championship record.

More records tumbled for the Nicholson camp with Cardrona's Ellie O'Hara smashing the Scottish Under 17s triple jump record by an incredible 66 centimetres - a record that's stood since 1998.

The 15-year-old Peebles High pupil reached exactly 12 metres to take the Under 20s title.

Ellie also recorded her second best long jump ever with a distance of 5.39 metres to claim bronze in the Under 20s competition.

There was a further gold medal for the Nicholson athletes with Peebles teenager Imogen Lewis winning the Under 15s triple jump with a best distance of 10.23 metres.

Imogen also finished fifth in the final of the Under 15s 300 metres.

A further gold medal came back to the Borders with Lilliesleaf teenager Finn Douglas breaking the tape in the final of the Under 15s 60 metres.

The teenager, who finished runner-up at the New Year Sprint, also claimed silver in the final of the Under 15s 200 metres.

Chirnside's Kyle Taylor also reached the podium after finishing third in the final of the Under 13s 60 metres hurdles.