Evans-Shields wins her second national title as Milburn and Maczugowski also medal

CITY of Plymouth’s Nubia Evans-Shields claimed her second national title of the season at the weekend with victory at the England U15/U17 Championships in Manchester.

Evans-Shields triumphed in the under-15 girls’ discus event, adding that to the English Schools’ junior girls’ crown she won last month.

The UK leader, who has dominated her event for four years, threw 40.42m to win by a massive 10 metres.

There were also medals in Manchester for Tavistock’s Phoebe Milburn and City of Plymouth’s Nicolas Maczugowski.

Milburn matched her English Schools’ bronze medal by also finishing third at the weekend. She threw 43.48m to finish behind Andover’s Eloise MacDonald and Wothing’s Alice Howe.

Tavistock team-mate Louisa Hess was not far off the podium, finishing fifth with 39.37m.

Maczugowski took bronze in the under-15 boys’ 300m in just his second competitive outing over that distance.

The multi-eventer clocked 37.40 seconds in the final, which was marginally quicker than he had run the week before at the South West League on his debut at the event. He was only beaten by Sutton’s Noah Ridgeon and Aberdare’s Ben Parker.

City of Plymouth’s Adam Dingley and Tavistock’s Rory Summers reached finals in Manchester, while Plymouth’s Connell McCarthy set two new PBs.

Dingley took sixth place in the under-15 boys’ 80m hurdles. He clocked 11.94 seconds in the heats before running 12.12 seconds in the final.

Summers came seventh in the under-15 boys’ 200m. He ran a PB time of 23.39 seconds in the heats before clocking 23.51 in the final.

McCarthy reached the semi-finals of the under-17 100m and 200m events. He ran a PB of 11.13 in the 100m semis, having run 11.22 in the heats. In the 200m, he ran a PB of 22.80 in the heats and 23.21 in the semi.


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