ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Trigg claims third at Bryan Clay Invitational Meet

Sam Trigg in action for the University of New Mexico (picture courtesy of Mike Mulcahy/UNM Athletics).

ERME Valley Harriers’ Sam Trigg claimed an impressive third place in the men’s invitational triple jump event at the Bryan Clay Meet at Azusa Pacific University.

Trigg, who is studying at the University of New Mexico, had the chance to compete against current Olympic and world champion Christian Taylor.

Taylor was a class apart in a strong field, winning with meet record of 17.26 metres.

Fellow American Ryan Sanders was second with 16.15m and Trigg took third with 15.78m.

It did look like Trigg was going to break the 16-metre barrier for the first time. Twice he got over the mark but were ruled out for minor fouls.

At the same meeting, City of Plymouth runner Poppy Tank enjoyed another impressive run over 5,000m.

Just two weeks after running 16:37.48 on her debut at the distance, the 19-year-old, a student at Utah University, clocked 16:38.24 to finish 18th in a top class large field.

Closer to home there was success for the combined City of Plymouth/Erme Valley/Tavistock team in their opening Southern Athletics League Division Three match at Bournemouth.

The combined side easily claimed overall victory, scoring 228 points, with their nearest challengers, Worthing & District, only managing 143 points.

Jonathan Edwards was in good form in the throwing events. The Wales international won the shot, discus, hammer and javelin events.

He threw 14.24m in the shot, 46.71m in the discus, 61.50m in the hammer and 39.12m in the javelin.

Team-mate Clare Taylor also dominated the throwing events, winning the women’s A spot putt, discus and javelin and taking second in the hammer.

Nathan Brown claimed a double in the 800m (2:03.2) and 2,000m steeplechase (6:49.7), while Emily Bee and Sammie Harris made encouraging debuts having just moved up to under-17 level.

Bee won the senior women’s A long jump and high jump with 5.34m and 1.55m, respectively, and won the B 800m, while Harris claimed first in the B long jump with 5.14m and B 200m with 27.8 seconds.

Hayley Harvey won the A 200m with 26.2 seconds.

The combined team also won the senior women’s 4x100m and 4x400m relay events and the men’s 4x400m relay.

There was a PB of 5:16.4 for Tavistock’s Emily Ryder to win the women’s A 1,500m.

Full results can be found HERE.

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