PLYMOUTH Studio School’s Sammie Harris won a bronze medal at the English Schools’ Track & Field Championships in Birmingham on Saturday afternoon.
Harris took third in the intermediate girls’ 80m hurdles with a personal best time of 11.17 seconds, even without using any starting blocks.
In the same final, her City of Plymouth team-mate and fellow multi-eventer Emily Bee, of Plymouth High School for Girls, came fifth in 11.35 seconds, which was also a PB.
Second was Leicestershire’s Victoria Johnson, who finished just 0.02 of a second ahead of Harris in 11.15.
It did look initially like Bee had claimed fourth, but Buckinghamshire’s Zoe Pollock was given that place 0.01 of a second ahead of Bee.
Ivybridge Community College pupil and Tavistock athlete Edward Fileman finished sixth in the junior boys’ hammer with a throw of 46.33m, which was just short of his PB.
His Tavistock club team-mate Oliver Smart, a pupil at Mount Kelly College, did set a new lifetime best in Birmingham in the junior boys’ 1,500m. He clocked 4:17.12 in the heats but it was not enough for him to reach the final.
Another Tavistock athlete, Jade Kinsey produced a good performance in the heats of the senior girls’ 400m. She clocked 58.30 seconds but also missed out on a final spot, as did Plymouth High School for Girls’ Jenny Milburn in the intermediate girls’ 800. She clocked 2:21.12 in the heats.
City of Plymouth athlete and Ivybridge Community College pupil Mia O’Daly finished 14th in the intermediate girls’ discus with 31.49m.