BORDERS athletes were jumping for joy at the weekend after securing national age-group titles at Scotstoun.

Cardrona's Ellie O'Hara smashed her own Under 15s Scottish record as she claimed gold in the triple jump.

The Peebles High pupil increased her best distance by an enormous 60 centimetres with a distance of 11.17 metres.

Selkirk's Henry Clarkson, who is part of the same Linda Nicholson jumps school, narrowly failed to complete an Under 20s double in the sand pit.

The 18-year-old just missed out on gold in Saturday's triple jump with a massive new personal best of 14.25 metres, finishing just behind Aidan Quinn of Glasgow.

But Clarkson returned on Sunday to add the long jump outdoor title to his indoor crown from the winter with a jump of 6.99 metres.

Coach Nicholson told us: "Both Ellie and Henry performed when it mattered and put in the work physically and mentally to build up to these championships."

Innerleithen's Bryony Patterson from the same camp was just outside the medals, finishing fifth in both the Under 20s long jump and triple jump.

But there was further success for Galashiels high jumper Adam Leighton.

The 14-year-old, who competes for Lasswade, cleared 1.71 metres to take the Under 15s title.

Sunday's success is the fourth title Adam has won this year following victories at the East of Scotland, Edinburgh Schools and Scottish Schools championships.

Adam also finished seventh in the Under 15s high jump.

There was a track gold medal for the Borders with West Linton flyer Michael Girdler breaking the tape in the final of the Under 15s 200 metres.

The Edinburgh AC sprinter had five metres to spare as he crossed the line in 23.68 seconds.

And Berwickshire's Rosie Browne continued her winning ways with gold in the Under 20s Pole Vault.

Peebles hammer thrower Craig Mullins was just 10 centimetres short of gold in the Under 20s competition.

The teenager reached 54.79 metres to finish just behind Kilbarchan's Andrew Costello.

Lauder's Gavin Bryson also had to settle for silver with a powerful run in the final of the Under 20s 1500 metres to chase home Perth's Sol Sweeney.

Gala's Faisal Khursheed finished strongly to take seventh place.

Patrick Cannon from the Moorfoots club claimed bronze in the Under 13s 800 metres with a time of 2.28.19.

Berwickshire's Keira Waddell also finished third in a hotly contested Under 20s javelin with a best throw of 36.12 metres.

Chirnside's Alexandra Wallace finished fifth with 35.35 metres.

Peebles thrower David Cathcart just missed out on a medal in the Under 13s javelin with a best distance of 25.98 to finish fourth.

Borders sprinters Emily Dagg and Eve Huxley both reached the final of the under 20s 100 metres where they finished fifth and seventh, respectively.

And Gala's Ewan Christie was sixth in the final of the Under 13s 1500 metres after dipping below five minutes for the first time with a 4.59.57 finish.

Fellow Harrier Lewis Bell clocked 53.51 to finish eighth in the final of the Under 20s 400 metres.

Hannah Little from Peebles reached the final of the Under 15s 800 metres and Selkirk's Zaynah Aziz also reached the final of the Under 20s 800 metres, where they both finished sixth.