ATHLETICS: Tavistock and Plymouth athletes impress at Newquay throws competition

TAVISTOCK and City of Plymouth athletes impressed at the Newquay & Par Last Ditch Throws Competition in Cornwall.

Tavistock’s Josh Tyler set a new shot personal best of 14.79m to win the men’s competition. He is ranked 23rd overall in the UK at that event in his first year at under-23/senior level. He also threw 38.02m in the discus at Par.

Club colleague Phoebe Milburn, fresh from her medal at the School Games National Finals, was first under-17 at both the 4kg and 3kg hammer events.

She threw 48.48m with the 3kg hammer and 38.36m with the 4kg. Hannah Walker threw the 4kg 31.13m, while City of Plymouth’s Hannah Gellatly was first under-20 with 41.47m.

In the under-17 3kg hammer event, Louisa Hess threw 43.68m, while Ella Patterson set a new PB of 40.51m to move into the UK’s top 35, and Hannah Walker managed 37.16m.

Tavistock’s Tegan Brown, who is ranked fourth in the UK, won the under-15 hammer with a throw of 37.17m. Team-mate Katelyn Milburn was second under-15 with a PB throw of 33.10m, which ranks her 21st in the UK. Milburn is also ranked in the top 21 nationally for the triple jump and she came second in the shot at Par with 8.54m.

There was also a PB in the under-15 hammer for Tavistock’s Charlotte Doney, who threw 23.30m, while the younger Isabelle Doney threw a PB of 19.81m.

City of Plymouth’s English Schools’ champion Nubia Evans-Shields won the under-17 discus with a 38.77m.

Tavistock’s Charlotte Doney was the top under-15 discus thrower with 22.80m, while Isabelle Doney was first under-13 with 19.72m.

Riley Brown won the under-13 boys’ javelin with 18.34m, while Tavistock team-mate Matthew Jenkins came third in the under-17 shot with a PB of 9.78m.

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