CARDRONA athlete Ellie O'Hara hit new heights at the weekend as she made her debut at Under 17s.

The 15-year-old recorded personal bests in the long jump, triple jump and 60 metres during Sunday's star-studded indoor championships.

And she also came home with two gold medals and a bronze.

Ellie, who is coached by Linda Nicholson, reached 5.45 metres to win the long jump competition.

She followed it up with a distance of 11.29 metres to claim the triple jump.

And despite another terrific run in the final of the 60 metres she was just edged out of top spot by two English athletes.

Coach Linda said: "Ellie's triple jump was tantalisingly one centimetre off the championship best performance, and just five centimetres off the Scottish Indoor record which has stood since 1998.

"We have to also remember that her 11.29 came at the end of a very long day with heats, semis and the final of the 60m and six jumps in both the long jump and triple jump."

Selkirk teenager Henry Clarkson, who is now based at Loughborough University, was edged out of the medals in the senior men's long jump and triple jump.

But the 18-year-old, who will return to the Emirates Arena in Glasgow next month for the Under 20s championships, did record a personal best of 14.31 metres in the triple jump.

Teenager Charlotte Clare did return to Peebles with a medal following a terrific run in the final of the Under 17s 800 metres.

A strong final lap saw the Gregor Nicholson-trained athlete go from fourth to second and cross the line in a time of 2.17.67.

Training partner Ailsa Innes couldn't live with Laura Muir as she broke the Scottish indoor record for the senior 800 metres.

But the Peebles High pupil did record a new personal best of 2.13.84 to finish fifth.

Former sprint champion Stacey Downie had to settle for fourth in both the senior 60 metres and 200 metres finals.