Edwards produces dominant display in final Southern Athletics League match

AthleticsCITY of Plymouth’s Jonathan Edwards dominated the throwing events at the final Southern Athletics League Division Two West match of the season at Perivale.

The Wales international hammer thrower won his specialist event with a distance of 62.23m, but he also took victories in the shot putt, discus and javelin.

He threw a personal best of 53.59m in the discus, also claimed a new PB in the javelin with 42.63m and won the shot with a distance of 14.80m.

Nathan Brown, Victoria Weir, Hannah Blair and Tyler Johnson also claimed multiple wins.

Erme Valley’s Brown won the 400m and 800m events. He ran a new PB of 51.63 seconds to come first in the one lap race before clocking 2:04.60 in the two-lap event, with City of Plymouth’s Dean Smith winning the B 800m race in 2:07.52.

English Schools’ steeplechase champion Weir won the senior women’s 400m and 1,500m.

She clocked a PB of 61.39 seconds for the 400m and ran an easy 4:51.48 to comfortably win the 1,500m.

Her club team-mate Blair came first in the 800m and 3,000m with times of 2:22.95 and 10:40.95, respectively.

Plymouth’s Johnson showed his prowess in the sprints. He took victory in the senior men’s 100m in a season’s best time of 11.08 seconds and won the 200m in another season’s best of 22.21 seconds.

There was also a victory for Chloe Edwards in the senior women’s shot with a throw of 11.29m, while Liz Edwards claimed a PB of 32.20m to take second in the discus.

The combined team of City of Plymouth, Erme Valley Harriers and Tavistock finished second in the meet behind Ealing, Southall & Middlesex, which was their best result of the season.

Full list of results can be found HERE.

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