Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell add to Scots' medal haul

Scottish athletes Emily Stewart, Eilish McColgan and Lennie Waite

Eilish McColgan led a Scots trio in the women's 3000m steeplechase final at the British Championships in Birmingham.

Dundee's McColgan won comfortably in 9 minutes 56.02 seconds, followed by Edinburgh's Emily Stewart (10:02.09) and Paisley's Lennie Waite (10:04.97).

There was a Scots one-two in the women's 5000m, as Steph Twell beat Laura Whittle to first place.

And Elidh Child's silver medal in the 400m hurdles contributed to a Scots medal tally of 14 at the event.

Twell's winning time was 15 minutes 55.01secs, with Whittle half a second over the 16-minute mark.

Shakes-Drayton's time of 54.36 seconds was a British Championship record but Pitreavie's Child made ground on her friend and rival in the closing stages to record a time of 54.9 secs.

Central Athletic Club's Morag MacLarty boosted her case for a place in Scotland's 2014 Commonwealth Games team with a fourth-place finish in the women's 1500m final, which was won by Oxford's Hannah England in 4 minutes 10.99 seconds.

MacLarty, 27, came home in 4:15.26 and Glasgow's Josephine Moultrie was seventh in 4:19.06.

Edinburgh's Susan McKelvie picked up a bronze medal in the hammer throw with a distance of 60.92m.

In the women's long jump final, which was won by Shara Proctor with a distance of 6.84m, Scotland's Jade Nimmo was sixth (6.29) and Edinburgh's Lisa Ferguson 12th (5.81).

Glasgow's David Smith won bronze in the men's high jump final.

With six medals from Scottish athletes on Saturday, McColgan's and Twell's golds, the silvers for Child, Whittle and Stewart, and the bronze medals won by Waite, McKelvie and Smith made it 14 medals for the country across the weekend.

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