RECORD-BREAKING teenager Katie Johnson has done the double on the athletics track.

She took gold twice at the Emirates Stadium in Glasgow at the Scottish Athletics indoor Senior and Under-17 Championships last Sunday.

The Prestonpans teenager took part in the 800m and the 1,500m at the competition, sponsored by East Linton-based business 4J Studios.

The 14-year-old won her heat of the 800m in 2m23.86s and went through to the final as the fourth fastest.

Two hours later, she competed in the final of the 1,500m and won with a final sprint to cross the line in 4m36.54s to set a new championship-best record.

Three hours later, the George Watson’s College pupil was stepping back on the track.

Coping well with the challenges of her third race and second final, Johnson followed this with a triumphant win in the 800m, again securing a championship-best performance of 2m12.24s.

Johnson told Courier Sport: “I was keen to do the double because I have never been allowed to do both the 800m and 1,500m at the same championship.

“I knew it was going to be hard to win them both because it was three races on the same day and there was very tough competition in both.

“I was just aiming to do my best in both events and if my legs were tired by the 800m final then I’d just have to see how it went.

“I was absolutely delighted when I managed to win the 800m and the 1,500m because halfway round the 800m my legs were getting really tired and the leader was pulling away from me a bit, but I managed to catch back up and overtake in the last 50m.

“I really enjoy both the 800m and the 1,500m but I don’t really have a preferred event.

“I will usually just run the event that I’m running best at the time, which will usually be my favourite at that particular time.”

Now, the teenager is looking to the future in a bid to keep improving her times.

Also taking part was Johnson’s older sister Emma, who finished fourth in her heat of the 800m.

Elsewhere at the event in Glasgow, former Dunbar Running Club member Guy Learmonth, now with Lasswade AC, enjoyed success in the senior men’s 800m. He broke Tom McKeans’s record, clocking 1m48.77s, and was followed home by Cameron Steven (LAC).

Andy Brown (Dunbar RC) clocked 1m59.26s in his heat to reach the final and, after a tough battle, finished in 2m00.33s in fifth place.

Also securing a win was Grace Brennan (TEL) in the under-17 pole vault.

Holding her nerve in front of a large crowd, Brennan achieved a massive new personal-best performance to take the win with a jump of 3.04m.

Finally, Sarah Warnock from Musselburgh (EAC) was the only athlete to clear six metres in the senior women’s long jump. She took gold with her first jump, a leap of 6.29m.

Achieving personal-best performances were Euan Grierson (TEL U17) M60m in 7.63s; Megan Cummings (MADAC U17) W200m in 28.59s; Grace Brennan (TEL U17) W60m hurdles in 9.42s; Laura Buchan (TEL U17) long jump in 4.99m and triple jump in 10.35m; and Erin Hall (TEL U17) long jump in 4.76m.

Other noteworthy performance were from Kerry Morris (TEL) SW60m; Erin Hall (TEL U17) triple jump; and Andrew Gilbert (TEL U17) high jump.