Seven Scottish athletes are headed for Finland next month with the GB and NI team for the European U23 Championships.
It is a record-equalling representation for athletics in Scotland in terms of the British team at these particular champs – with seven only achieved once before back in 2019.
We offer our warm congratulations to all seven athletes involved, and to their families, with selections at international level always backed up by years of commitment, dedication and development in the sport.
And we thank and acknowledge the key role player by individual coaches and clubs along the pathway towards this successful moment.
The European U23 Champs are taking place in Espoo, Finland, from July 13-16 and the GB and NI team numbers 44 athletes in total.
Here are the Scots selected (with coach and clubs) . . .
100m: Alyson Bell (Anne Scott) Giffnock North/Edinburgh Uni
1500m: Sarah Calvert (Lewis Walker) Livingston/Edinburgh Uni
5000m: Megan Keith (Ross Cairns) Inverness Harriers/Edinburgh Uni; Eloise Walker (Trevor Painter) Edinburgh AC/Glasgow Uni
10,000m: Alice Goodall (Mark Nixon) Edinburgh AC/Edinburgh Uni
3000m Steeplechase: Sarah Tait (Linda Smith) Lasswade AAC/Stirling Uni
4x100m Relay: Alyson Bell
400m: Brodie Young (James McMenemy) Airdrie Harriers/New Mexico Uni
4x400m: Brodie Young