Plymouth hurdler Simson sets new PB on her debut at British Champs

Jade Simson

CITY of Plymouth teenager Jade Simson set a new personal best on her debut at the British Championships.

Simson clocked 14.21 seconds for the 100m hurdles at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.

The Plymstock School pupil found herself in the same heat as Tiffany Porter, who went on to win the final and book her place at this summer’s Olympic Games.

Simson’s City of Plymouth team-mate Matt Sumner was also in action on Saturday at the British Championships. He competed in the men’s 400m hurdles heats, where he clocked 52.63 seconds, which was not enough to progress.

Tamar Trotters’ Mike Wilsmore clocked 3:49.27 minutes to finish sixth in his heat of the 1,500m.

Meanwhile, Erme Valley Harriers’ Sam Trigg, who is now based in America, finished 10th in the triple jump with a leap of 15.57m.

City of Plymouth sprint hurdler David King will compete on Sunday in the 110m hurdles.

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