JACK LAWRIE will go for gold in Scottish colours once more next week after he was selected to compete at the Manchester International.

The 23-year-old, from Cowdenbeath, is one of 30 athletes that have been picked by Scottish Athletics for the annual meet, which takes place next Wednesday at the Manchester Regional Arena.

Now in its third year, the competition will bring together teams from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ulster, the British Athletic League / UK Women's League and GB juniors, as well as from overseas, and Lawrie will seek to better his performance from 12 months ago.

Running in the 400 metre hurdles, the former Beath High School pupil repeated his result in the second running of the competition in 2017, when he won a silver medal.

Despite running a fine race, which saw him break his own native record of 50.42 seconds, he had to settle for second place behind British Leagues runner Chris McAllister, who set a PB of 50.36.

Lawrie will again take to the start line in the 400m hurdles, while also competing in the 4x400m relay, where he will team-up with Pitreavie AAC's Billy Doyle, 400m runner Grant Plenderleith, and Kyle Alexander.

Last week we reported that Lawrie, who finished third while running for Scotland in May's Loughborough International, medalled in Manchester last month at the England Athletics Senior and CAU Championships.

He finished third in a time of 50.79 to win a bronze medal, which came after reaching the podium at the Meeting International EAP de Nivelles in Nivelles, Belgium; the Grote Prijs Stad in Lokeren, Belgium; and the Laufnacht und Sparkassen Gala in Regensburg, Germany.