Scotland international Chuxx Onyia led Aberdeen AAC to second position – behind champions Central AC in the opening men’s National League First Division meeting of the season at Grangemouth.
Promoted Inverness Harriers finished sixth.
Triple-jump specialist Onyia switched to the long jump for the match and was rewarded with a personal-best winning performance of 6.88metres.
Onyia’s clubmate Sam Lyon, who won the B-string long jump with 6.73, took up the mantle in the triple jump and gave the city club another victory when clearing 13.11, while William Godding (Inverness) was second with 12.43.
Lyon picked up further valuable points when finishing fifth in the javelin (41.17).
Aberdeen’s winning streak continued with Scottish under-20 champion Michael Ferguson clocking a season’s best of 1:56.51 to take maximum points in the 800m – in which Inverness athlete Finlay Murray was runner-up in 1:57.73.
Ferguson also joined forces with Jordan Chapman, Ewan Calder and Lewis Alexander to give Aberdeen a clear victory in the 4x400m relay. The quartet of teenagers clocked 3:28.90 but narrowly failed to break the city club’s under-20 age group record of 3:28.20 which has stood since 1987.
Grant Robertson, 16, equalled his personal best of 1.90 when finishing second in the high jump while his Aberdeen clubmate Ryan Hewitson, 18, won the B-string competition by clearing the same height. Hewitson finished second in the 110m hurdles in 15.99.
Stephen Mackay was the only Inverness winner when he recorded 4:03.43 to defeat Robert Russell (Central AC), who had earlier won the 5,000m, by 2sec while Aberdeen’s Steven Murray was third in 4:08.98.
Central AC, champions for the past four years, won the match with 222pt while Aberdeen finished just three points behind. Inverness collected 221pt for sixth position.