Carluke High pupils win at athletics championships

Hat-trick of triumphs...Carluke High School's talented trio with their medals from the  Indoor Championships (Pic Lindsay Addison)
Hat-trick of triumphs...Carluke High School's talented trio with their medals from the Indoor Championships (Pic Lindsay Addison)

THREE Carluke High pupils are celebrating winning medals at the recent Scottish Indoor Schools’ Athletics Championships.

Sprinter Stewart Taylor-Peacock claimed gold in the under-14s 200m, with a time of 25.43 secs. The 13-year-old claimed his second medal of the championships when he finished second in the 60m.

Sisters Pamela and Emily McNicol also shared the medal haul. Fourteen-year-old Emily took gold in the under-16s high jump having cleared an impressive 1.55m – just short of her 1.57m personal best.

And her 15-year-old sister Pamela just missed out on gold in the under-16s 60m hurdles but a silver medal was still thoroughly deserved in a time of 9.21secs.

All three pupils are members of Law and District Athletics Club.

Carluke High head teacher Andy Smith said: “I am really pleased with our pupils’ continued success. It’s great to see them being recognised.”

For the full story, see this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is out now.