Newton Mearns athlete Erin Wallace has been shortlisted for the Sir Peter Heatly Trophy and the title of Young Athlete of the Year at the 2018 Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards on tomorrow night.

With international success in both athletics and triathlon, Erin is shortlisted alongside middle distance runner Kane Elliott, diver Lucas Thomson, and windsurfer Islay Watson. 

Each of the four finalists has stepped up this year to perform in style on the international stage, following in the footsteps of past winners, swimmer Duncan Scott and cyclist Katie Archibald, two of the stars of Team Scotland at Gold Coast 2018.

Erin joined Duncan and Katie in Gold Coast earlier this year, selected at just 17 as part of the Triathlon Mixed Relay squad.

Since making her Commonwealth Games debut, Erin has split her time between athletics and triathlon with success in both. 

In a whirlwind period in the summer, she was 5th at the European Junior Triathlon Championships just a week after being a finalist in the 1500m at the World Junior Athletics Championships. All this on the back of a string of strong results, including finishing 2017 as overall bronze medallist in the Junior Triathlon Super Series.

Paul Bush, Chairman, Commonwealth Games Scotland said: “The breadth and depth of nominations received for this award, and the wide range of sports represented, shows that the future of Scottish sport is in good hands.”