TWO Central Fife athletes were amongst the medals in separate meets that took place over the last seven days.

Kelty's Bethany McAndrew, a member of Dunfermline's Pitreavie Amateur Athletics Club, and Cowdenbeath's Jack Lawrie were in action at the Welsh Under-20 International and England Athletics Senior and CAU Championships respectively – and both won a bronze medal.

McAndrew, who has also represented the University of Edinburgh this year, was one of 28 competitors selected by Scottish Athletics to compete in the annual meet last Wednesday in Cardiff, which also featured athletes from Wales, Welsh Schools, three English regions, Northern Ireland and Guernsey.

She was joined at the Cardiff International Sports Centre by club-mates Billy Doyle, Ryan Woods and Jade Hutchsion, with whom she ran in the 4x100 metre women's relay, in addition to going for glory in the 100m hurdles.

In the latter event, McAndrew was one of seven athletes that took to the track and, after posting a time of 14.58 seconds, had to settle for fourth position after England North's Abigail Pawlett (14.30) took third behind race winner, Samantha Harris (England Midlands), and runner-up Mallory Cluley (England South).

But, in the team event, she and Hutchison joined-up with Alyson Bell and Lauren Butler to run a time of 48.10 to secure third place on the podium, finishing just 0.10 seconds adrift of silver medallists England Schools (Jazz Sears, Kiah Dubarry-Gay, Eloise Harvey, Lakeisha Owusu-Junior), and 0.13 behind winners Wales (Emmanuella Kone, Moli Jones, Gabrielle Fakande, Issie Tustin).

Meanwhile Lawrie, 23, was in action in Manchester at the weekend and continued his fine recent form by clinching another place on the podium.

The 400m hurdler, who placed third in May's Loughborough International, sailed through to the final by winning his heat in a time of 51.82 before running even quicker in the final.

He crossed the line in 50.79 to take third place behind Birchfield Harriers' Efekemo Okoro (50.34), who was second, and Guernsey Island AAC's Alastair Chalmers (50.20), who took gold.

In between Loughborough and his most recent meet, Lawrie also finished sixth in the AtletiCAGenève, in Geneva, Switzerland; third at the Meeting International EAP de Nivelles in Nivelles, Belgium; second at the Grote Prijs Stad in Lokeren, Belgium; and third at the Laufnacht und Sparkassen Gala in Regensburg, Germany.