Teenage hammer throwers Danny Gracie and Aaron Holliday both enjoyed success at the Scottish Championships.

Carlisle-born Gracie, who competes for Annan and District AC and Border Harriers, won the hammer throw at the Scottish Under-20s Championships at Grangemouth with an effort of 50.37m.

Still only 16, Gracie finished ahead of Exeter athlete Josh Tyler with competitors from other nations, such as England and Ireland, also taking part.

At the same venue, west Cumbrian Holliday won in the Under-15s’ category on Saturday. Holliday, 14, of Carlisle Aspatria AC, won with a throw of 40.87m.

Coach John Little said: “This was Danny’s very first time competing in the older age-group with the heavier implement of 6kg, instead of the usual 5kg weights.

"His throw of 50.37m was a good effort and pretty much in line with his training throws.”

On Holliday’s performance, Little added: “This was just shy of his personal best of 42.36m which he threw at the English Schools Championships, when he was placed eighth.

"He was the only male youngster from the county to get to a final.”

Erin Quinn, meanwhile, also had a good weekend on the field. 

The Annan and District AC athlete, 13, came sixth in the Under-15s age-group girls’ hammer throw (with 31.55m) and third in the discus event (with 25.77m).

This weekend, Gracie will be in action at Grangemouth, taking part at the FPSG Scottish Athletics Under-17s championships in both the discus and the hammer.