ATHLETICS: Season’s best for King in Poland, while PBs go at Exeter BMC Meeting

CITY of Plymouth’s international hurdler David King set a season’s best at European Athletic Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on Tuesday night.

King clocked 13.70 seconds for the 110m hurdles to take third in the A race behind Hungary’s Balazs Baji and Poland’s Damian Czykier.

That was four hundredths of a second faster than he had run at the Commonwealth Games in April.

Meanwhile, there were plenty of personal bests and good performances from athletes at the BMC meeting at Exeter on Tuesday night.

Erme Valley Harriers’ Nathan Brown finished second in a tight 800m A race.

Less than a second separated the top three, with Brown just edged out for the win by 0.05 of a second.

Victory was given to Newport’s David Locke in 1:57.15, with Brown clocking 1:57.20 and another Newport athlete, Remi Adebiyi, taking third in 1:57.95.

Tavistock Run Project’s under-20 athlete Edward Smart set a new PB of 2:10.15, while Erme Valley’s Liam Hallows clocked 2:11.38, City of Plymouth’s under-15 runner Oliver Mason ran 2:15.15, while Tavistock youngster Joe Dix set a new PB of 2:10.22.

Tavistock’s Emma Ryder ran a new personal best time to take second in the women’s 800m.

She clocked 2:15.08 to finish behind Exeter’s junior star Molly Canham.

Erme Valley’s Oliver Travers clocked 2:29.58, while there were PBs for under-13 athletes Poppy Northcott, Matilda Riggott and Emma Luckham. City of Plymouth’s Northcott clocked 2:33.36, Tavistock’s Riggott 2:45.71 and team-mate Luckham 2:53.98.

Tavistock Run Project’s Oliver Smart smashed his PB in the 1,500m.

Smart, who has just moved up to under-15 level, knocked eight seconds of his previous best time with a run of 4:09.92 to take sixth in the A race.

City of Plymouth’s Jake Hughes came third in that event with 4:07.55.

There were PBs for Tavistock athletes Tom and Jamie Brew and Ewan Dix. Tom Brew clocked 4:18.06, Jamie Brew 4:59.10 and Dix 5:29.39.

In the women’s 1,500m, Tavistock youngster Amelia Riggott set a new best time of 5:00.08. City of Plymouth’s Verity Tank also achieved a new PB of 5:28.41, while team-mate Charlotte Tilney also ran a lifetime best of 5:32.68 and Tavistock’s Kate Phillips clocked 5:36.82.

Full results from the BMC meeting can be found HERE.

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