ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: City of Plymouth’s Tank sets new PB at indoor meet Seattle, USA

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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.

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