Tindle sprints to Scottish age group double

Pic Lisa Ferguson 30/06/2015'Today Commonwealth Games Scotland announced the final 28 athletes who have been selected to represent Scotland at the fifth Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa, 5-11 September 2015.''Cameron Tindle age 17 from Berwick, Athletics
Pic Lisa Ferguson 30/06/2015'Today Commonwealth Games Scotland announced the final 28 athletes who have been selected to represent Scotland at the fifth Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa, 5-11 September 2015.''Cameron Tindle age 17 from Berwick, Athletics

Berwick sprinter Cameron Tindle achieved a double success at the Scottish Age Group Championships at Grangemouth at the weekend.

The 17 year-old won the U20 100m and 200m titles, setting him up nicely for his trip to the Commonwealth Youth Games in Western Samoa, for which he leaves this weekend.

He took the 100m final in a time of 10.79 seconds, beating senior Scottish champion Ross Maxwell in the process.

Then in the 200m he crossed the line in 21.46.

Coach Henry Gray said: “Both races were into a strong headwind, otherwise he might have been on for some very special times.”

Tindle jets out to Western Samoa this weekend and is facing up to the prospect of a 59-hour journey.

He flies from Glasgow to Dubai, then on to Melbourne, Aukland, where he has an overnight stay, and finally Western Samoa.

“This will be a great experience and opportunity for Cameron,” said Gray.

“He is in tremendous form at the moment and there is no reason why he shouldn’t do well.”