Athletics

King runs a season’s best in California, while Plymouth athletes impress at Yeovil

PLYMOUTH’S Olympic hopeful David King ran a season’s best time in California on Sunday to claim victory at the Chula Vista High Performance Meet.

The British champion clocked 13.53 seconds to comfortably take the win in the 110m hurdles final. That time was only 0.05 of a second off his legal PB and keeps him at the top of the UK rankings.

But King is not the only City of Plymouth hurdler flying high at the top of the UK rankings.

Young Nicolas Maczugowski is leading the early under-15 boys’ 80m hurdles list after smashing his PB at the Bill Whistlecroft Yeovil Spring Track & Throws Open at the weekend.

Maczugowski powered home to edge out his club colleague Adam Dingley to win in 11.92 seconds.

Dingley also had a great run to clock a new PB of 12.07 seconds, which puts him third in the UK rankings.

Maczugowski also claimed a new PB in the discus with a throw of 32.84m, which ranks him third nationally. He also threw 10.88m in the shot.

Dingley also return home with two PBs, clocking 13.05 in the 100m flat.

Fellow hurdler Henry Curtis enjoyed a winning start to life in the under-20 age group.

Competing over the 110m distance for the first time, Curtis clocked 15.12 to take victory and go third in the early rankings. Team-mate Toby Clayden came third in the same race in 16.25.

Discus sensation Nubia Evans-Shields extended her massive lead at the top of the national under-15 girls’ rankings with another personal best performance.

Evans-Shields had only set a new PB last week at Yeovil but she broke it again on Sunday with a throw of 38.42m. She now leads the UK rankings by an incredible 10.59m.

Club colleagues Hannah Gellatly and Zoe Crutchley both set hammer season’s bests.

Gellatly threw 44.73m to win the under-20 event, while Crutchley managed 30.66m to finish as first under-23. Libby Fitzgerald was second in the under-17 competition with 29.31m.

On the track, there was a PB for Jacob Lamboll, who won the under-20 400m in 51.54m.

Kate Gray ran a PB of 49.17 seconds in the under-17 girls’ 300m hurdles and a season’s best of 44.69 seconds in the 300m flat.

Full results can be found HERE.

Away from track, Tavistock Run Project’s Ben Neale and Corin Russell and Plymouth Harriers’ Steve Fletcher all set new PBs at the Speedway 10k in Chepstow.

Neale clocked 31.57 minutes, Fletcher 33.21 and Russell came home in 35.48.

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