WEST Linton athlete Stacey Downie has ran herself into contention for Commonwealth Games selection.

The 28-year-old teacher helped Scotland to relay success last week at the Home International meeting in Manchester.

Stacey, who is a former Scotland and GB Under 23 sprint champion, raced into the lead in the 4x400 metres relay against England, Wales, the British League Select, Northern Ireland and GB Juniors.

Despite the windy conditions Stacey recorded a split time of 54.5 to help the Scots claim gold.

It was almost a relay double as she also ran the second leg of the 4x100 metres to help Scotland break the tape in a time of 45.73 seconds.

But the team was later disqualified for a baton exchange between leg three and four outside the designated area.

The Scottish team eventually finished fourth in the Home International behind England.

Stacey will return to the track this weekend for the Scottish Championships at Grangemouth.