A TOTAL of five Scottish Schools Athletics titles came back to the Borders at the weekend.

More than 1,000 young athletes from across the country competed on both Friday and Saturday at Grangemouth.

Keira Waddell from Berwickshire High School claimed gold in the javelin with a new Championship record.

Craig Mullins from Peebles High took the senior hammer title.

And there were three further golds for Peebles.

Bryony Patterson took the the triple jump title with an impressive 10.76 metres.

And the Innerleithen teenager narrowly missed out on a medal in the long jump, finishing inches outside the medals in fifth.

Michael Girder continued his great form with victory in his age-group 800 metres final, breaking the tape in 2.06.28.

The West Linton flyer followed his gold medal up with bronze in the final of the 200 metres.

One of the most impressive winners of the weekend was Ethan Elder in his age-group 1500 metres.

The 13-year-old opened up a 30 metre gap in the home straight to cross the line in 4.26.00.

Hannah Little from Peebles High battled her way to a place on the podium in the final of her 800 metres, crossing the line in third.

There was also medals for Berwickshire High duo Ali Vallance and Rosie Brown.

Ali finished second in the javelin while Rosie was edged into second in the pole vault.

Berwickshire High's Erin Moran finished just outside the medals, in fourth, in her age group long jump and also finished eighth in the final of the high jump.

There was also a fourth-place finish for Selkirk's Zaynah Aziz in the steeplechase. The 16-year-old also finished seventh in the final of the 1500 metres.

Galashiels Academy's Cameron Caldwell finished fourth in the final of the 100 metres.

Fellow Gala pupil Matt Dougal crossed the line in fifth in the final of his age-group 800 metres.

Kelso's Angus Bryce was also fifth in the final of his 200 metres.

Kobe Stevens from Peebles High narrowly failed to get amongst the medals in the final of the 800 metres - crossing the line in sixth.

And there were also sixth place finishes for Earlston High duo Christine Rout, in the 200 metres final, and Emily Dagg, in the 100 metres.

Peebles High pupils Ailsa Innes, 1500 metres, Mia Downie, 100 metres, Charlotte Clare, 800 metres, and Mairi Wallace, 3000 metres, all reached finals.