Athletics

Harris and Bee take top two spots at South West Combined Events Champs

Sammie Harris

SAMMIE HARRIS and Emily Bee both set new personal bests on their way to claiming the top two spots at the South West Schools’ Combined Events Championships at Exeter.

Erme Valley Harriers’ Harris (pictured top) won the junior girls’ pentathlon with 3,221 points, with City of Plymouth athlete Bee not far behind with 3,174 points.

The pair were well ahead of Somerset’s Ellie Carrow, who took third out of the 24 finalists with 2,794 points.

Emily Bee

Emily Bee

Harris and Bee are both ranked in the UK’s top five for the multi-event.

Harris clocked 11.36 seconds for the 75m hurdles, threw 9.38m for the shot, leaped 1.54m in the high jump and 5.34m in the long jump before finishing off with a 2:32.69 800m.

Bee ran 11.22 seconds for the hurdles, managed 8.91m in the shot, 1.57m in the high jump, 5.08m in the long jump and clocked 2:32.37 for the 800m.

Tavistock athlete Luke Cressey was also on the podium for Devon at Exeter. He took silver in the junior boys’ pentathlon with 2,679 points.

He clocked 11.72 seconds for the 80m hurdles, achieved 8.98m in the shot, 5.71m in the long jump, 1.73m in the high jump and ran 2:22.04 for the 800m.

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