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GALLERY: Brown and Maczugowski climb UK rankings at Devon Open meeting

TAVISTOCK’S Tegan Brown and City of Plymouth’s Nicolas Maczugowski both moved up the UK rankings with eye-catching personal bests at the fourth Devon Open meeting of the season at Brickfields on Sunday.

Brown stormed up to fourth in the national under-15 girls’ hammer rankings with a throw of 42.50m, which was nearly four metres further than she had thrown before. She also won the U15 girls’ shot.

Maczugowski continued his improvement in the 400m hurdles by claiming his second PB in the space of seven days. He clocked 56.32 seconds, which moves him into the top eight of UK under-17 rankings.  He has now knocked nearly two seconds of his best time in the space of a month. He also set a new 200m PB of 22.87 seconds at Brickfields.

Tavistock’s Phoebe Milburn, who is in the UK’s top six for the under-17 girls’ hammer, continued her impressive season with a throw of 48.50m to comfortably claim victory. She also won the shot. Team-mates Louisa Hess and Hannah Walker, who are both in the country’s top 25, came second and third with throws of 41.93m and 39.93m, respectively. In the shot, Walker came second and Hess third.

Club colleague Katelyn Milburn had a good meet in the under-15 age group. She threw a PB of 30.61m in the hammer, which puts her in the UK’s top 25. She also set a PB of 4.82m to win the long jump and came second in the javelin behind City of Plymouth’s Evie Bee.

Erme Valley Harriers’ Angus Harris smashed his javelin PB with a throw of 41.42m to win the under-17 event.

City of Plymouth’s Zoe Crutchley triumphed in the women’s hammer with 31.27m, while Tavistock’s Ella Patterson took victory in the under-17 girls’ discus with a throw of 24.41m. The under-15 girls’ discus was won by Charlotte Doney with 24.47m, while Isabelle Doney triumphed in the under-13 discus. Charlotte Doney also came second in the under-15 200m in 28.59 and clocked 13.89 for the 100m.

Also in the field events, Plymouth’s Ella Isaias won the women’s/U20 high jump, while Tavistock’s Joshua Allott equalled his PB of 1.40m to take victory in the under-15 boys’ high jump.

On the track, City of Plymouth’s Daniel Newman, better known for his 800m running, clocked a new 400m PB of 50.88 seconds.

There was also a PB for team-mate Verity Tank, who won the under-17 girls’ 800m in 2.24.47. She managed to pull away from her club colleague Holly Reid in the final 200m. Later in the day, Tank also set a new 200m PB of 28.51 seconds.

There was a great battle in the under-15 boys’ 800m between City of Plymouth pair Isaac Lamerton and Douglas Richardson. Lamerton just had enough to hold off his team-mate, clocking 2:20.70, with Richardson just behind in 2:20.87.

Erme Valley’s under-15 athlete Isabella Trowell was first female home in the mile race, clocking 5:54.83, with City of Plymouth’s Phoebe Timson not far behind in 5:57.30.

There was a tight under-17 boys’ 100m race. Torbay’s Josh Taylor won it, but City of Plymouth’s Thomas Saunders was just 0.06 of a second behind in 12.26 seconds and Tavistock’s Seth Taopo was third in 12.47.

Tavistock’s Joe Wake won the under-15 boys’ 100m in 12.71, while City of Plymouth’s Ruben Rae-Gilbert won the under-13 race.

Plymouth’s Mollie Hawken-Gray clocked a wind assisted 200m PB of 29.17 to finish second in the under-13 girls’ race. She was also second in the long jump with 4.02m.

Tavistock’s Olivia Divall claimed victory in the under-13 girls’ 70m hurdles in 12.49 and came second in the high jump.

Full results can be found HERE.

Meanwhile, Erme Valley Harriers’ Will Battershill and Tavistock Run Project’s Oliver Smart helped Birmingham University finish as second team in the Asics Home Nations 5k in Cardiff. Battershill finished sixth overall with Smart 16th. The race was won by former Devon runner Jake Smith.

Elsewhere, Erme Valley Harriers’ finished third overall at the Torbay Regatta Relays with their team of Charlie Milward, Nick Bristow, Chris Prall and Jamie Frost. Plymouth Musketeers finished fifth.

City of Plymouth won the junior team award with a quartet of Jacob Robinson, Phoebe Timson, Elsie Goodspeed and Isaac Lamerton.

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