CENTRAL AC's young female sprinters finished the outdoor season in style as they took a superb silver medal at the Scottish national relay championships.

The under-17 team, which was made up of Coirilidh Cook, Briagha Cook, Lucy More and Shona McLay came into the 4x100m event with high hopes.

Sisters Coirilidh and Briagha had taken a superb sprint hurdles one-two at the Scottish championships in August and Lucy had won her first ever medal at the district championships in May over 200m and then dipped below 13 seconds for the first time at 100m.

Shona was returning after an injury interrupted season however, had also run the 100m below 13 seconds at the Scottish schools in June. The team safely negotiated the heats, winning theirs in 50.53s to qualify second fastest overall behind a top class Giffnock team running 48.67s.

Come the final, Giffnock proved too strong as Coirilidh, Briagha, Lucy and Shona got the baton round safely and held off a fast Pitreavie team to take second place and silver medals in 50.84 seconds.

Such is the strength in depth in this age group, Central almost had 2 teams in the final. The B team was composed of a mix of hurdles and combined events specialists.

Molly Cornes, Mavia Duncan, Rebecca Cumming and Lois Burch had real ambition of making the final until illness hit three of the team and they almost never made the start line.

However, they pulled together to run of 52.91s and place fourth in their heat meaning they had to wait and see.

Unfortunately, their time put them seventh fastest overall, and with only six lanes available this meant they just missed out on the final.

And it was a similar story elsewhere with teams just missing out. The under-13 boys team of Dylan McCulloch, Sam Gardiner, Jamie Oldham & Lewis Miller ran a respectable 57.03s for seventh quickest in their heats.

Meanwhile, the under-15 girls team got the baton round in 54.50s to also place seventh just 0.1s off making the final.

In the under 13 girls 4x100m the team ran 62.80s in their heats.