INNERLEITHEN athlete Bryony Patterson is certainly feeling the blues this summer, but she is not complaining.

The 17-year-old's week in blue as St Ronan’s Games week’s Lady Busser finished on a high as she received her call up for Scotland’s Under 18 athletics team to compete in the forthcoming Celtic international in Dublin.

Bryony will be swapping her Games week dresses for the blue and white of the Scottish vest as she takes to the triple jump runway against the best from Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The Peebles High pupil is ranked second in Scotland for triple jump at the Under-18 age group with 11.05 metres, but was selected by Scottish Athletics due to her current form which has been the best in Scotland over the summer.

Bryony will also have an opportunity to display her sprinting prowess, having been included in Scotland’s U18 sprint relay squad for the international on August 5.

Bryony’s coach, Linda Nicholson told us: “I was a little concerned when I spotted the high heels worn by Bryony as Lady Busser, and breathed a sigh of relief when there were no sprained ankles.

"The news of the international was fantastic, and a reward for the work Bryony has put in through the winter on her jumping and sprinting.”

Bryony’s training partner, 18-year-old Henry Clarkson from Selkirk, competed in his first European Athletics Permit meet at Loughborough last weekend, where he finished a very creditable fourth in the long jump with 6.74 metres, against a strong and international field.

The event was won by GB international long jumper, JJ Jegede with 7.27 metres.