CARDRONA athlete Ellie O’Hara jumped into the history books at the weekend.

The 13-year-old was competing at the Scottish Indoor Athletics Championships when she set a new Scottish record of 10.76 metres for the Under 15 triple jump - smashing the previous record of 9.53 metres from 2011.

All the more remarkable as Ellie is one of the yougest in the age group.

And she is now ranked 11th in Scotland overall.

Coach Linda Nicholson told us: "Ellie came to my attention when the PE teacher at Priorsford Primary noted this primary 7 pupil’s astonishing ability at basic jumping in sports hall athletics.

"Ellie switched from her previous sprint focus on the games circuit to concentrate on jumps and hurdles and has had incredible success at both."

There was further success for the Nicholson jumps school at the weekend with Selkirk's Henry Clarkson claiming a silver medal.

The 16 year old Merchiston Castle student was competing in his first year in the Under 20 men’s category.

Henry was happy enough with his 6.68 metre long jump for fourth place on Saturday, but returned on Sunday to put in an enormous triple jump and set a new personal best of 13.79 metres.

Leading for most of the competition against the toughest of rivals, he was pipped for the gold by only one jump of 13.82 metres by Glasgow School of Sport’s Aiden Quinn.

Henry’s jump puts him 8th in the UK at the Under 20 category.