Sumner and Bee among the winners at Great West Open & Ken Trickey Memorial Meet

CITY of Plymouth’s Matthew Sumner opened his outdoor season at the Great West Open & Ken Trickey Memorial Meet at Exeter.

Sumner, runner-up in the 400m hurdles at last year’s English Championships, took victory in the 400m flat at Exeter Arena.

He clocked 51.39 seconds to edge out Taunton’s Elliott Scott by half-a-second.

Plymouth’s European Masters’ medallist Neal Edwards won the 400m hurdles in 60.56 seconds.

In the women’s 400m hurdles, team-mate Molly Mather clocked 65.94 to finish second overall and first under-20.

England under-17 indoor pentathlon champion Emily Bee also competed at Exeter.

The City of Plymouth athlete won the 80m hurdles in 11.69 seconds and the 200m in 26.74 seconds. She was also second in the shot putt with a throw of 10.16m.

Tavistock’s under-15 athlete Ben Pitts triumphed in the 100m in 12.42 seconds and came second in the 200m (24.74 seconds) and long jump (5.45m).

Team-mate Emma Ryder won the women’s 800m in 2:20.26.

City of Plymouth’s Leo Shipley ran a sub 12-second 100m to win the under-17 boys’ race.

In the girls’ 200m, Plymouth’s Mali Heard won the under-13 race in 28.60, while team-mate Mia Mytton took victory in the under-15 event in 28.50 seconds.

There were some good field performance at Exeter from the region’s athletes.

City of Plymouth’s Nabia Evans-Shield won the under-13 discus and shot. She threw an impressive 28.68m in the discus and 7.10m in the shot.

Club colleage Angus Harris won the under-13 boys’ javelin with 25.58m, while Tavistock’s Charlie Shipton triumphed in the under-20 hammer with 30.70m.

Erme Valley Harriers’ Bronwyn Harris won the under-15 girls’ discus by more than six metres. She threw 20.89m. Harris also came second in the high jump with a leap of 1.50m and second in the shot (8.31m). In the high jump her team-mate Ella Isaias was third with 1.45m.

Tavistock’s Nicolas Maczugowski took victory in the under-13 boys’ high jump with 1.30m.

Full results can be found HERE.


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