Athletics

ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: King continues consistent form in Zagreb while Johnson sets new PB

CITY of Plymouth’s Olympian David King continued his good finish to the 2021 season by taking fifth in a strong field at the Memorial Borisa Hanzekovica Meeting in Croatia.

King clocked 13.56 seconds for the 110m hurdles in Zagreb on Tuesday evening.

It was the 14th time this season he has run under 13.59 seconds.

Tuesday’s race was won by American Devon Allen in a new PB time of 12.99 seconds.

Meanwhile, King’s City of Plymouth team-mate Tyler Johnson set a new 400m club record at the Newham September Track Meeting.

Johnson clocked 47.72 seconds in London. It was half-a-second quicker than he had run before and nearly a second faster than he had run before this year. If he can continue his big improvement into next season then he could have a chance of representing Jersey at the Commonwealth Games.

At the Southern Athletics League Devon & Cornwall meeting at Par, City of Plymouth under-17 athlete Kinga Kudzia set a new 200m PB of 25.78 seconds to take victory.

Team-mate Harriet Beardsmore won the women’s 200m B race in 27.15 seconds and also won the 400m in 61.28 seconds.

Under-17 athlete Kate Gray was second in the 400m flat in 64.49 seconds. She also triumphed the 300m hurdles in 47.89 seconds.

Matt Sumner took victory in the men’s 400m hurdle in 57.25 seconds.

Plymouth colleague Brook Adnitt won the 400m flat in a PB time and came second in the 100m and 200m. He clocked 51.43 for the 400m, 22.77 for the 200m and 11.48 for the 100m.

Toby Clayden came first in the men’s B 100m in 11.42 seconds, triumphed in the triple jump with a 12.25m leap and came second in the under-20 110m hurdles in 15.67.

Team-mate Henry Curtis won the under-20 110m hurdles in 14.73 seconds. He also won the long jump with 6.08m and came third in the men’s A 200m in 23.10 seconds.

Tavistock under-17 athlete Hannah Walker won the women’s 4k hammer with a throw of 31.66m, while Plymouth’s Ben Upfold triumphed in the men’s javelin with 44.92m.

Charlotte Walker came second in the women’s discus with 25.44m, while Helen Weir helped pick up some valuable points by winning the women’s 100m hurdles and long jump, while the joint Plymouth/Tavistock/Erme Valley team won the two men’s relay events.

Away from the track, Plymouth Musketeers’ Ross MacDonald came fourth in the Torbay Half Marathon with a 1:18.02 run.

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