Sep 9 2011 by Kieran Westbrook, Dumfries Standard Friday
FRASER White from Sanquhar is now the fastest 14-year-old boy in Scotland.
At the Nithsdale Open Meeting at the Keswick Centre, Dumfries, he broke his own record with a fabulous time of two minutes one second.
This took him to the eighth place in the Scottish junior all-time ranking for an U15 athlete and the fastest time for an U15 boy for the past nine years.
He is dedicated to his sport and regularly trains hard with coach David Hood at the Nithsdale Athletic Club, Dumfries.
He has beaten the Nith Valley AC records from the 1980s with 200 metres in 23.79 secs, 400 metres in 53.61 secs, and the 800 metres in two mins one sec.
On August 30, Fraser brought home the Derek McLean Memorial Trophy for 15-year-old boys at the EEHLC Stadium, Glasgow, hosted by Shettleston Harriers. This prestigious trophy has been raced for the past 22 years with only the best Scottish U15s 800 metre boys being invited to take part.
Fraser was chosen to represent the West of Scotland in the Inter-Regionals 800 metres at the U16s level, winning the silver medal at the track and field championships at the Wishaw Sports Stadium in August.
Yet another excellent race for Fraser was to win the Scottish National Schools Championship, Grangemouth Stadium. He qualified with the fastest time in the U15s 800 metres controlling the final winning time of two mins four secs.