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GALLERY: Armada athletes impress at opening South West League meeting

THERE were some impressive performances from Armada athletes at the opening South West Athletics League meeting of the season at Brickfields.

City of Plymouth’s Emily Bee returned from her first year studying in America to set a new league record and a personal best in the women’s 100m hurdles.

Bee clocked 14.29 seconds to comfortably take victory over the barriers and move into the UK’s top six. She also won the high jump with 1.65m.

Tavistock’s Phoebe Milburn also broke a league record in the under-15 girls’ hammer with a PB effort of 42.84m. Team-mate Louisa Hess, who is also ranked in the UK’s top five, took second with 36.19m.

Plymouth’s Nicolas Maczugowski enjoyed a good meeting. He smashed his discus PB by more than five metres and moved up to second in the UK under-15 rankings with a throw of 38.22m. He also ran his second fastest 80m hurdles time to take victory in 11.89 seconds. Team-mate Adam Dingley, another UK top five hurdler, came second in 12.01.

There was a new hurdles PB for City of Plymouth’s Poppy Northcott, who stormed to victory in 12.09 seconds. She also won the 100m in 13.22 seconds.

Henry Curtis won the under-20 110m hurdles in 15.04 seconds. He also set a new PB and won the 100m flat in 11.35 seconds. Team-mate Jacob Lamboll also ran a 100m PB of 11.39 seconds and won the 400m in 50.27 seconds.

Dan Pearce took victory in the senior 110m hurdles in 16.22 seconds. He also won the long jump with 5.86m and came second in the 100m in 11.87 and 400m in 51.77 seconds.

Josh Allott triumphed in the under-13 75m hurdles in 13.02, the 200m in 28.52 seconds and the long jump (4.58m).

Saskia Brisley came first in the under-13 70m hurdles in 12.67 seconds.

In the sprint events, Plymouth’s Lili Fern was first under-17 in the 100m in 12.57 seconds, with colleague Brook Adnitt winning the men’s 100m in 11.58 seconds.

Leonie Dyer set a new PB and was quickest under-13 in the 200m 28.92 seconds.

Tavistock’s Rory Summers was quickest under-15 over the 100m with a 12.09 second run. He also took second in a strong long jump event with 5.23m.

Tavistock’s Joe Wheeler won the under-17 400m in 52.00 seconds, with Plymouth’s Thomas Elliot winning the other under-17 400m in 52.43.

Harriet Beardsmore took victory in the women’s 400m in 59.71 seconds, with Tavistock’s Emma Ryder just behind in 60.90.

Jacob Harrison triumphed in the under-20 1,500m in 4:10.73, with Martha Wilson enjoying success in under-17 girls’ 1,500m in 5:13.70 and Harrison Shaw winning the under-13 1,500m in 5:11.58.

City of Plymouth’s Matthew Bradley comfortably claimed honours in the 2,000m steeplechase.

Club colleague Noah Jones triumphed in the pole vault in 3.20m, with Evie Bee winning the under-15 girls’ javelin with 21.39m, Evie Palmer throwing 19.15m to take victory in the under-13 event and Bradley Divall (20.89m) winning the under-13 boys’ competition.

Tavistock’s Harry Tomlin won the under-20 javelin with 43.08m. Team-mate Josh Tyler took honours in the under-20 shot with 13.60m.

Curtis Reynolds won the senior discus with 43.56m, Tavistock’s Ben Callard enjoyed victory in the under-20 long jump (5.99m) and Plymouth’s Matthew Newton won the under-17 triple jump (12.34m). Ella Isaias just missed out on count-back to winning the under-17 high jump with 1.55m.

Meanwhile, City of Plymouth’s Poppy Tank is competing at the NCAA Championships in Eugene this week. She will compete in the 10,000m on Thursday and the 5,000m on Saturday.


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