TWO teenage athletics stars from the Borders have claimed gold medals at a national ­competition.

The Scottish National ­Indoor Athletics Championships were held at the weekend in Grangemouth.

Seventeen-year-old long jumper Louis Whyte, of ­Peebles, leapt 6.70m to take top spot in the men’s U20 event.

One of the youngest in the field, the Scottish U20 international won by a huge half a metre over Inverclyde’s Jonathon Cameron.

Whyte is a scottishathletics National Academy athlete and was a finalist in the body’s U17 Athlete of the Year prize for 2023.

Meanwhile, Innerleithen’s Rory Smith set the track on fire with a tremendous U15 60m sprint win.

He set a new personal best of 7.50 seconds to edge out Wai Shun Tang, of Victoria Park, Glasgow, in 7.62 seconds.

Both athletes are coached in Peebles in Linda Nicholson's sprints and jumps training group.