Jones sets new PB and league record, while Yetton and Bale enjoy success at Totnes 10k

CITY of Plymouth’s Noah Jones has moved up to third in the UK under-15 pole vault rankings after setting a new personal best and a South West League record at Exeter on Sunday.

Jones, who won an English Schools’ Championship bronze medal last month, jumped 3.55m to ease to victory at the weekend. He has improved his PB by 45cm this year.

There was also a win for another English Schools’ medallist on Sunday, Tavistock’s Joe Wheeler. He won the under-15 300m in 36.65 seconds, beating his Cornwall team-mate Micho Tao. Tao, though, had edged out Wheeler in the 100m.

Fellow Tavistock athlete Nicholas Maczugowski moved up to 17th in the UK under-13 shot rankings with a new PB of 9.91m.

City of Plymouth’s Ben Foster won the under-17 shot with 13.96m, while team-mate Jonathan Edwards triumphed in the senior hammer with 58.18m.

Fellow Plymouth athlete Rosie Northcott won the under-13 high jump with a PB leap of 1.40m. She was also second in the 70m hurdles with 12.51 seconds.

Her sister, Poppy, triumphed in the under-13 1,500m in 5:04.43 and also came fourth in the long jump with 4.08m.

Erme Valley Harriers’ Adam Dingley is in the UK’s top 25 for the under-13 boys’ 75m hurdles after he ran a PB time of 12.64 seconds.

There was also hurdles success for City of Plymouth’s Henry Curtis, who won the under-17 100m event in 14.24 seconds.

Ella Isaias, of Erme Valley, took victory in the under-15 high jump with 1.58m, while there was victory for City of Plymouth’s Tom Blackford in the 2,000m steeplechase with a PB run of 7:00.81 and his club colleague Brook Adnitt in the senior 100m with an 11.31 second run.

Under-15 athlete Mali Heard made her debut at 300m and ran a quick time of 42.46 seconds. She also set a new PB in the long jump with 4.69m and a 100m PB of 13.16 seconds.

There was also a PB for fellow Plymouth athlete Thomas Jones in the under-15 1,500m with a 4:40.19 run. Tavistock’s Emma Ryder also set a new best time over the same distance as she ran 4:48.33 to come third in the senior women’s race.

Meanwhile, Plymouth Harriers’ Ami Yetton claimed victory in the Totnes 10k on Sunday.

Yetton clocked 44.14 minutes for the multi-terrain run to finish as first women. Plymouth Musketeers’ Rachel Tarrant was first female over-45 in 49.11.

Plymstock Road Runners’ veteran Graham Bale finished third overall in a good battle in the men’s event.

Fellow over-50 athlete Pete Monaghan won in 38.08 minutes, with Torbay Tri Club’s Lee Turner second in 38.42 and Bale third in 38.57. Plymouth Harriers’ Alex Peyton-Jones took fourth place in 39.12.

At the Run Exe Summer 5k Series on Tuesday evening, Tavistock Run Project’s Ben Neale came second in 15.58 minutes. He finished just four seconds behind South West Road Runners’ Sam Hopton.

Erme Valley’s Sam Swift was first under-20 in 17.35, while City of Plymouth’s under-13 athlete Molly Shorey produced possibly the most eye-catching result, finishing third women overall and first under-18 in a strong field in 18.45 minutes. Erme Valley’s Alison Thorn was first female over-45 in 19.28 minutes.

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