YOUNG athletes from Tynedale Harriers produced medal-winning performances at a regional event earlier this month.

Four youngsters competed at The Border Harriers Open at Sheepmount Stadium in Carlisle.

Leon Hall, participating in the U15 category, took part in the 100m and posted a time of 12.8s to finish in second place with a silver medal.

Leon’s success came after he posted a personal best time at the Kieran Maxwell Memorial competition at Middlesbrough on Sunday, April 7. Competing in the 200m, he posted an impressive time of 25.67s.

Multi-eventer Calum McGowan, won gold in the U17 400m with a time of 57.00s before repeating the gold success in the 100m hurdles by posting a time of 17.2s. He also won bronze in the discuss with a distance of 25.09m.

Calum’s gold medal-winning performance stemmed from his third place finish at the North East Indoor Pentathlon Championships at Gateshead in March.

Kate Smith has recently competed in a national hurdles event, and used her experience to produce a gold medal-winning performance in the U17 80m hurdles at Carlisle, with a time of 12.3s.

She also produced a first place finish in the 200m sprint with a time of 27.7s.

Louise Smith produced a personal best distance of 5.09m in the U20 long jump to win gold. Louise made her return to the sport at the North East Indoor Championship in February. The performance at Carlisle was a welcome return to the top after a knee injury, which required surgery, and kept her out the sport for two years. All four athletes will compete in the North East Championships at Middlesbrough in May.