Henry moves up the UK rankings with victory at Cornwall Schools’ Champs

CITY of Plymouth’s Henry Curtis moved into the UK’s top 25 for the under-15 boys’ 80m hurdles with a new personal best at the Cornwall Schools’ Championships.

Saltash student Curtis clocked the English Schools’ standard time of 12.0 seconds to win the junior boys’ title at Par.

He will now represent Cornwall at this coming weekend’s South West Schools’ Championships at Exeter.

Curtis’ Plymouth team-mate Molly Mather and Tavistock athletes Tayla James, Joely Bytheway, Tilly McDowell, Harry Tomlin and Ella Tomlin will also be part of Cornwall’s team at Exeter after winning medals at the Cornwall Championships.

Callington pupil James won the intermediate girls’ 100m and 200m at Par. She clocked a PB of 13.2 in the 100m and 27.3 for the 200m.

Torpoint’s Mather and Callington’s Bytheway came first and second in the senior girls’ 400m hurdles. Mather won in 67.3 seconds, with Bytheway clocking 69.1 seconds.

Callington School’s McDowell won the intermediate girls’ steeplechase in 5:53.7, while Harry Tomlin won the junior boys’ shot with 10.86m.

Ella Tomlin triumphed in the senior girls’ discus with 28.10m and took second in the shot with 9.13m.

Meanwhile, Tavistock athlete Charlie Shipton set a new club record in the under-20 hammer at the Devon Open Meeting at Braunton on Sunday. Shipton threw 40.41m to take victory.

There was also a hammer PB at the same event for City of Plymouth’s Hayleigh Weston in the under-17 girls’ competition. She threw 40.51m, with Tavistock’s Hannah Gellatly taking second with 33.20m.

Plymouth’s Poppy and Rosie Northcott both claimed PBs in north Devon.

They finished first and second in the under-13 long jump with 4.15m and 4.14m. respectively.

Rosie also ran a PB in the 100m of 14.78 seconds, while Poppy set new PBs in both the 200m and 800m of 29.56 seconds and 2:33.00, respectively.

Erme Valley’s Paige Johnson was another athlete to set a new best. She clocked 13.47 seconds to win the under-15 100m.

Plymouth’s Ben Foster set a PB in the under-17 shot of 12.71m, while club colleague Nubia Evans-Shields won the under-13 girls’ shot with 7.73m and Tavistock’s Nicolas Maczugowski took victory in the under-13 boys’ shot with 6.82m.

Plymouth uder-13 athlete Molly Shorey enjoyed a good run in the mile event, clocking 5:46.32 to finish as the first girl in the junior race.

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