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GALLERY: Athletes make their mark in Tavistock Spring Warm-up Meet

CITY of Plymouth’s Jed Hutchings and Tavistock’s Joe Wheeler and Phoebe Milburn all produced UK top two performances on their first outings of the season at the Tavistock Spring Warm-up Meet.

Hutchings knocked two seconds off his 800m PB to clock 2:05.3 to go second in the early national under-15 boys’ rankings.

Joe Wheeler finds himself second in the under-17 boys’ 400m rankings after clocking 51.8 seconds on his home track.

And club colleague Milburn is second in the under-15 girls’ hammer rankings after throwing a PB of 40.43m. She also won the shot with 9.13m.

City of Plymouth’s Hannah Gellatly is seventh in the under-20 hammer rankings and she set a season’s best at Tavistock with a throw of 44.54m.

The wind just denied Tavistock’s James Wheeler of a place in the UK top six under-17 boys’ rankings as he clocked a quick 11.4 seconds.

Team-mate Ben Callard also ran a wind-assisted PB of 11.3 seconds in the under-20 race.

In the under-15 boys’ 100m Tavistock’s Rory Summers and Bart Grainger both set PBs and finished within 0.1 of a second of each other, clocking 12.2 and 12.3, respectively, to finish first and second.

The under-15 girls’ 100m race was just as close with 0.3 of a second separating Tavistock’s Anna Wilkinson (14.4), Niamh Petch (14.6) and Charlotte Doney (14.7).

City of Plymouth’s Poppy Burchett was first under-17 girl in 14.2, just edging out Tavistock’s Georgina Buckingham and Grace Wonnacott by the tightest of margins, while team-mate Omar Hammoudeh was first under-13 boy in 14.4.

Plymouth’s Kate Gray won the under-17 girls’ 300m in 46.6, while Tavistock’s Ben Grainger was first under-15 boy over the same distance in 41.0.

City of Plymouth’s under-15 athlete Molly Shorey was first female over the 800m in 2:29.9, while Tavistock under-13 athlete Florence Riggott had a good run to clock a PB of 2:33.2.

Sam Mills (under-17) of Exeter won the men’s 800m in a PB of 2:00.0, while Plymouth’s Dan Newman was second in 2:03.3.

Full results from the meeting can be found HERE.

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