Athletics

Plymouth athlete Bee agrees American scholarship, while Shorey shines at Armada 3k

CITY of Plymouth’s multi-event star Emily Bee will be heading off to America next year after agreeing an athletics scholarship with Youngstown State University.

Bee, who is in her final year at Plymouth High School for Girls, was offered several full scholarships and recently visited America to have a look at a couple of them.

She has now decided to study and compete for Youngstown in Ohio, who have offered her a full scholarship for four years. She is hoping to major in criminal justice.

England Schools’ international Bee will be following in the footsteps of fellow City of Plymouth athletes Poppy Tank and Victoria Weir in heading to the States.

Youngstone have some impressive track and field facilities, including a six-lane indoor 300m track.

Meanwhile, another City of Plymouth athlete, Molly Shorey, made her mark at Wednesday’s Armada Winter 3k Series Run. The under-13 athlete finished fourth overall and first women with a 10.42 minute run.

Philip Boak won the race in Central Park in 10.21 minutes, with Rob Elphick second in 10.27 and Tavistock’s Edward Horn third in 10.41, which was just a second ahead of Shorey. Plymstock Road Runners’ veteran Graham Bale was fifth in 11.04.

Bridgend athlete Katrin Higginson was second female in 11.22 minutes, with Plymouth Harriers’ Jane Allison third in 12.05.

Despite the wet weather on Wednesday, more than 130 athletes took part and finished the run.

Full results can be found HERE.

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