Athletics

ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Plymouth’s Dingley sets new PB to reach national hurdles final

CITY of Plymouth’s Adam Dingley set a new 60m hurdles personal best as he reached the under-17 boys’ final at the England Athletics Age Group Championships in Sheffield.

Dingley booked his spot in the high-profile final by running 8.52 seconds in the heats.

He was the only first-year under-17 to reach the final, where he finished seventh in 8.61 seconds.

His club colleague Nicolas Maczugowski clocked 8.82 seconds in the heats of the same event and ran 7.39 seconds in the 60 metres flat, which was just 0.05 seconds off his PB.

Another City of Plymouth hurdler, Henry Curtis, also competed at the national age group championships. He clocked 8.46 seconds in his main event and ran 7.37 in the 60m flat.

In America, Plymouth’s Emily Bee continued her consistent indoor season by running 8.92 seconds for the 60m hurdles at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale. This season all her runs have been under nine seconds and she has twice run 8.87 seconds. She also leaped 5.52m in the long jump at the weekend.

On the roads, Erme Valley Harriers’ Simon Fitze came fifth overall and first M45 in the Exeter Half Marathon Day One race on Saturday. He clocked 1:16.39. Plymouth Musketeers’ Mike Wall was 10th in the same race with a 1:18.23 run.

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