CITY of Plymouth athlete Poppy Tank set a new 3,000m personal best at the MPSF Championships in Seattle, USA.
Competing for the University of Utah, Tank clocked a time of 9:39.88 minutes at the indoor event.
That puts her in the top six of the early UK under-23 rankings and also puts her in the University of Utah’s top 10 all-time list.
Tank’s previous best was 9:42.82, which she set at a BMC meeting in Somerset last summer.
The former Plymouth College pupil is in her first year of studying at the University of Utah.
Elsewhere, Erme Valley Harriers’ Nathan Brown clocked 1:59.12 for the 800m at the England Under-20 Championships at Sheffield.
Meanwhile, a number of the region’s athletes were among the prize winners at the Looe 10 Miler on Sunday.
The race was won by Cornwall’s Colin Snook in 1:00.31, with Carn Runners’ Noel Kindon second (1:02.04) and Cornwall’s Justin Thomas third (1:02.17).
Hayle’s Emma Paull won the women’s race in 1:11.30 minutes, with Cornwall’s Kathryn Burgess second in 1:15.21, Erme Valley Harriers’ Sarah Hirons third in 1:16.10 and City of Plymouth’s Paula Simson fourth in 1:18.37.
Hirons was also first female over-35 and Simson second over-40.
Plymouth Musketeers’ Rachael Tarrant was second over-45 female in 1:28.22, with Plymouth Harriers’ Miranda Burke third in 1:32.06.
Plymouth Harriers’ Jayne Dart-Cassidy was second female over-55 in 1:33.34 and Plymouth Musketeers’ Tina O’Shea took third in that category in 1:41.37.
Tamar Trotters’ Sheila Newman finished second over-60 female in 1:45.22, while Plymouth Harriers’ Ian Dart was second male veteran over-60.
Full results of that race can be found HERE.