GATESHEAD'S Jazmine Moss led the region's medal charge at the Scottish Under-13/15 and Under-20 Indoor Championships at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow.
The Tynesider opened her 2019 account with a superb 200 metres victory in the under-20 section posting a winning time of 24.74secs on the opening day of the two-day championships.
Twenty-four hours later Jazmine was in action once again this time over the minimum distance of 60m. After progressing through the heats and semi-final with an identical time of 7.80s, Jazmine produced a pb of 7.79s to go agonisingly close to a second championship gold medal only to be pushed into silver medal position by another England raider, Sophie Walton of Horwich AC, who posted a winning time of 7.61s.
Middlesbrough Mandale's Amy Carter was also denied the gold medal in the under-20 60m hurdles. The Teessider was joint fastest qualifier for the final after recording 8.95s before lining up for the final where she was pipped for a top podium place by Aberdeen's Jane Davidson with both athletes clocking the identical time of 8.79s with the electronic timing system giving the verdict to the Scottish athlete.
The final NE athlete to make it onto the podium was Durham City's Travis Anderson who contested the under-15 boys 300m. Travis qualified comfortably for the final after recording 41.33s in the heats before stopping the watch at 40.94s for a superb third place in the final. Morpeth's Hannah Lott came close to joining the region's medallists after finishing in fourth place in the under-13 girls 60m hurdles.
The Northumbrian won her heat in 10.31s and set a new pb of 10.09s for fourth place in the final Another Morpeth athlete, Alice Geoghegan, contested the under-15 girls 60m hurdles and again managed to make it through the early rounds to reach the final where she finished in fifth place in 9.67s. In the under-15 girls 200m championship, Gateshead's Evie Harrison made it through to the final after recording 27.14s in the heats. However, the teenager had to settle for a sixth place finish in the final after clocking 27.44s. In the same event Shildon's Cody Hall missed out by one place to line up in the final after running 27.39 in the heats.
Morpeth's Mia Rose Belton also just missed out on a spot in the final of the under-15 girls 60m after recording 8.39s and 8.43s in the heats and semi-finals respectively.
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