Athletics

New personal bests for Brown and Ryder at Street BMC event

ERME Valley Harriers’ Nathan Brown and Tavistock’s Emma Ryder both set new 800m personal bests at the BMC PB Classic at Street at the weekend.

Brown clocked 1:56.07 minutes in a strong men’s A 800m race. That was one hundredth of a second faster than his previous best set last year.

Ryder ran 2:16.91 to take third in the women’s B 800m, which was more than half-a-second quicker than she had run before. Her under-17 club colleague college Jenny Milburn clocked 2:24.49.

Meanwhile, Tavistock athlete Tess Masselink ran her first 3,000m steeplechase in America at the weekend.

She clocked 10:50.17 to take third at the CAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the College in Charleston.

On the same day she also ran the 5,000m where she took seventh in 17:46.38.

Erme Valley Harriers’ Great Britain junior international Will Battershill came seventh in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships in Philadelphia.

Battershill clocked 9:07.70 in a tactical race. He has run 8:59.44 this season, which puts him 15th on the UK senior rankings and in the top five for under-23s.

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