TWO Borders athletes were jumping for joy at the weekend after returning from the Scottish Championships with medals.

But there was agony for another two who narrowly missed out on podium places.

Faye Nicholson from Peebles was rewarded for a fine series in the long jump to finish second behind Edinburgh’s Sarah Warnock.

The 21-year-old teacher has been troubled with a back injury throughout the season.

But she still reached 5.86 metres to finish just nine centimetres away from gold.

Mum and coach, Linda, told us: “In a tense competition, Faye looked threatening for gold throughout, taking the lead at one point, her final three jumps sailing over the 5.80 mark, with Warnock managing only one jump of this standard for the win. “In third place was former Commonwealth Games athlete Gillian Cooke with 5.75.” Another Peeblesshire jumper also left Aberdeen with a medal.

Dolphinton’s Jordan Charters, who now competes for Sale Harriers, finished third in the long jump with a distance of 7.13 metres.

The 19-year-old’s distance was just six centimetres below his PB.

The competition was won by Shettleston’s David Martin.

West Linton teacher Stacey Downie finished inches outside the podium places in both the 100 metres and 200 metres.

The 28-year-old clocked 12.14 in the final of the 100 metres to claim fourth behind Katy Wyper of Blackpool.

And Downie also crossed the line in fourth in the final of the 200 metres behind Alisha Rees of Banchory.

Selkirk schoolboy Henry Clarkson was fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 13.66 metres.

The competition was won by Kent’s Chukwudi Onyia.