HURDLES star Jack Lawrie returned to the podium on Sunday as he helped Scotland to medal success at the annual Loughborough International.

The 23-year-old, who is a member of Dunfermline's Pitreavie Amateur Athletics Club, took to the track at the Loughborough University's Paula Radcliffe Athletics Stadium in the 400 metre hurdles and 4x400m relay events and came home with a bronze medal.

The Cowdenbeath athlete, a former Beath High School pupil, finished fourth in the hurdles at the event 12 months ago having previously claimed bronze in the under-23 race in 2016.

The meet brings together athletes from across the country in both track and field events, including the 100m, 20m 400m, 800, 1500m, 3000m, 3000m steeplechase, sprint hurdles, 400m hurdles, 4x100m and 4x400m relays, high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, shot putt, discus, javelin and hammer.

Lawrie, who is now being coached by Jared Deacon – a former 4x400m relay European champion, and 2000 Olympian – did not take part in the indoor season due to a hamstring problem picked up at the beginning of the winter, but did rub shoulders with Dai Greene and Seb Rodger while in Lisbon for warm weather training.

Rodger, who competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics, was also on the start line and, while he went on to win the race, Lawrie's preparation paid off as he finished third in a time of 51.23 seconds, which was 0.62 seconds behind Loughborough University's runner-up Alex Knibbs.

He was less fortunate in the relay, however, as the Scottish quartet – also featuring Shawn Wright, Fraser Angus and Lewis Brown – finished fifth.