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GALLERY: Wheeler and Evans-Shields among star performers at Tavistock summer meet

THERE were some impressive displays as Tavistock Athletics Club hosted their first summer series meeting of 2022 on Wednesday evening.

Home club athlete Joe Wheeler came agonisingly close to running under 11 seconds for the 100m for the first time.

The first-year under-20 runner, better known for his exploits over 300m and 400m, clocked a PB of 11.1 seconds for the shortest outdoor sprint event, which ranks him in the top 30 nationally. He also ran 23.2 in the 200m, which was just 0.1 of a second outside his PB.

City of Plymouth’s Jacob Michaelides came second in the under-20 100m race in 11.5 seconds, with Tavistock’s James Wheeler third in 11.9.

Tavistock’s under-17 athlete Grace Wonnacott ran a PB of 13.7 seconds, while in the under-15 girls’ 100m Tavistock’s Evie Palmer ran under 14 seconds for the first time with a 13.9 second run.  City of Plymouth’s Evie Lacey also ran a PB of 14.0 in the same age group.

In the U13 girls’ 100m, Tavistock’s Nell Maguire clocked a PB of 14.3 seconds. She also ran a PB in the 800m of 2:38.2.

In the U13 boys’ 200m, Tavistock’s Ruben Ganfield ran 26.8 seconds to take victory. He also won the long jump with a PB of 4.58m.

Team-mate Charlotte Doney was the fastest under-15 girl over 200m in a PB time of 28.7 seconds.

In the 800m, Tavistock’s Josh Blake produced an impressive solo run to win in 2:00.3.

City of Plymouth’s English Schools’ champion Nubia Evans-Shield threw over 41 minutes again in the under-17 discus event. She threw 41.06m, which followed on from a 41.32m in her last outing.

Tavistock’s Charlotte Walker, who was fastest female in the 800m, was second in the U17 discus with 24.07m.

In the javelin, City of Plymouth’s Jacob Clark set a new PB to win the U17 event with a throw of 35.15m, while Tavistock’s Owen Fileman was first under-15 boy with a throw of 28.71m.

There was a good battle between Tavistock’s Evie Palmer and Plymouth’s Evie Bee in the U15 girls’ javelin. Palmer took first with a throw of 24.93m, with Bee second with 23.26m.

Full results can be found HERE.

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