ERME Valley Harriers athlete Sam Trigg has moved up to second in the early UK triple jump rankings with an impressive new personal best.
Trigg, currently studying in America, leaped 15.87 metres to take victory in the New Mexico Classic in Albuquerque.
That was a significant improvement on his previous legal PB of 15.74 metres, which he set in 2015 while competing for Oxford University.
Trigg jumped 15.73m in the third round in Albuquerque at the weekend before finishing the event in style with 15.87m, which saw him take gold ahead of Texas Tech’s Charles Brown.
That leap has moved Trigg above Olympian Nathan Douglas and into second in the UK rankings behind runaway leader Nathan Fox.
The former Ivybridge Community College pupil is in his second year of a master’s degree at the University of New Mexico.