Bee continues her good form with two new track PBs at South West League meeting

CITY of Plymouth’s Emily Bee set two new personal bests on the track at the opening South West League match of the season.

Bee clocked 11.61 seconds to claim victory in the under-17 girls’ 80m hurdles, which moved her up to third in the UK rankings.

She also set a new best mark of 26.49 seconds in the 200m in her debut season at under-17 level.

Her City of Plymouth team-mate Lili Fern won the under-13 girls’ 100m in 14.04 seconds, which was just six hundredths of a second off her best. She also clocked 12.68 seconds for the 70m hurdles.

Fellow City of Plymouth athlete Mali Heard won the under-13 girls’ 200m in a new best time of 29.21 seconds.

Erme Valley Harriers’ William Bedford set a new PB to take third in the under-17 200m in a time of 25.84 seconds.

His team-mate Nathan Brown finished in the top three in the under-20 category at the 200m, 400m and 2,000m steeplechase. He ran 24.12 seconds for the 200m, 52.50 for the 400m and set a new steeplechase PB of 6:47.51.

City of Plymouth’s Ashley Smith finished second in the steeplechase, one place ahead of Brown, with 6:28.95.

Tavistock’s Oliver Woodmason set a new PB in the under-15 boys’ 1,500m of 4:48.89.

His team-mate Amelia Riggot finished third in the under-13 girls’ 1,500m with 5:15.20, which was less than a second of her previous best, while Isabella Page, also from Tavistock, did set a new PB of 5:37.59.

Veteran star Simon Anderson clocked 4:35.07 for the men’s 1,500m, a day after finishing third in the Ivybridge 10k.

All the City of Plymouth, Erme Valley and Tavistock athletes were competing for the Armada Athletics Network.

Armada did claim victory in the 4x100m under-13 girls’ and boys’ relay events.

Track results from the South West League can be found HERE.

Unfortunately ‘official’ field event results are not yet available.

Meanwhile, Erme Valley Harriers’ Will Battershill finished fifth in the 3,000m steeplechase for Harvard University at the Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Championships in New Haven.

The Great Britain junior international clocked 9:11.60, with Nick Tuck winning in 9:00.27.

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