IN BLUSTERY but dry conditions at the FPSG Seniors and U17 Championships in Grangemouth over the weekend, many East Lothian athletes claimed podium positions.

No stranger to the top of the podium, with her second gold of the championships was Katie Johnson (EA U15).

Competing up an age category in the U17s, Johnson secured the gold in the 1,500m with a comfortable margin in a time of 4m36.36s.

There was also gold for Team East Lothian’s Cera Gemmell, competing in the 5,000m U20 women’s event, securing the win in 16m51.01s.

In a terrific final, Adam Hoole (TEL), who was recently crowned English U17 decathlon champion 2019, took the silver medal and a personal best in the 100m hurdles in a time of 13.52s.

Hoole also competed in the U17 long jump, coming fifth in 6.20m and sixth in the high jump in 1.72m.

There was also success for Grace Brennan (TEL), who claimed two bronze medals.

She took a well-deserved third-place podium position in both the U17 300m hurdles in a time of 44.77s, and the pole vault with a jump of 2.75m.

Giving an excellent performance and just missing out on a podium place was fourth-placed Esme Callander (TEL) in the U20 women’s 5,000m, who posted a personal best time of 20m06.7s in the event.

Securing fifth place in the U17 hammer was Elana Kerr (TEL) with a throw of 40.57m.

Laura Buchan (TEL) took sixth place in the U17 women’s triple jump in 10.04m.

Battling through the heats and semis was Flora Henry (TEL), who claimed a respectable eighth place in the 800m U17 race, while Cameron Bullen (TEL) also secured an eighth place and a personal best in 16m12.91s in the U20 5,000m.

Taking 10th spot in the gruelling men’s 3,000m steeplechase was Fraser Kelly (TEL) in 10m19.65s

Other noteworthy performances were from Joanne Welch (TEL U17) 12th discus; Laura Buchan (TEL U17) 13th long jump; Elana Kerr (TEL U17) 15th discus; Kerry Morris (TEL SW) 100m; Angus Chandler (TEL U17) 1,500m; and Robbie Anderson (TEL U17) 1,500m.