Athletics

Athletes end Devon Open Series on a high at Braunton

THERE were plenty of impressive performances at the final Devon Open Series event at Braunton.

Capping a fine season was City of Plymouth under-11 athlete Poppy Northcott.

She set a new PB in the 150m of 22.43 seconds, took victory in her first official 800m race in a time of 2:36.96 and leaped 3.66m in the long jump.

Rosie Northcott also impressed in the long jump with a best of 3.51m. She also won the under-11 high jump with 1.10m.

Erme Valley Harriers’ Estelle Hodges and City of Plymouth’s Erin Muldoon also excelled in the jumps.

Hodges won the under-15 girls’ long jump with 4.67m. She also took first in the 75m hurdles in 12.09 seconds.

Muldoon set a new high jump PB of 1.40m to finish second on count-back in the under-13 girls’ event. She also leaped 3.78m in the long jump and came second in the 70m hurdles with 13.40 seconds.

Erme Valley’s Adam Dingley set a PB to win the under-11 boys’ long jump with a best of 3.96m, while Tavistock’s Max Port triumphed in the under-13 boys’ long jump.

Tavistock AC once again showed their strength in the throwing events, with Edward Fileman in particularly impressive form at under-15 level.

He set a shot putt PB of 10.89m, a discus PB of 30.91m and threw 46.52 in the hammer to win all three events.

Lois Fileman won the women’s hammer with 39.62m, while under-20 team-mate Charlie Shipton claimed victory in the men’s hammer with 35.81m.

Another Tavistock athlete to catch the eye was Nicolas Maczugowski. He won the under-11 shot with a PB of 8.17m, then equalled his PB of 1.25m to win the high jump and took second in the 150m with a time of 22.13 seconds.

Club colleague Joe Wheeler was fastest under-13 at both the 100m and 150m with times of 13.34 seconds and 20.56 seconds, respectively.

In the long distances, Tavistock’s Jennifer Sabine set a new PB of 11.22.93 to win the women’s 3,000m, while Cornwall veteran Emma Stepto put on a show to take victory in the 5,000m in 17.11.93. She is currently the country’s number one ranked over-45 at that distance.

Full results of the final Devon Open Series at Braunton can be found HERE.

Meanwhile, Tamar Trotters’ Rebecca Ezra and Tavistock’s Sam Lake took first and second in the Roseland August Trail Red Rat Run.

Ezra finished the incredibly tough 20-mile course on the coastal path in Cornwall in 3:20.48, while Lake finishing in 3:41.30.

Plymouth Harriers’ Alex Peyton-Jones took third place in the White Rat Race, which was 11 miles. That was won by East Cornwall’s Marc Smerdon.

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