City of Plymouth’s Dingley sets another PB on his way to medalling at national championships

CITY of Plymouth hurdler Adam Dingley claimed yet another personal best and club record on his way to winning his first national medal.

Dingley took bronze in the under-17 boys’ 60m hurdles final at the England Athletics Age Group Championships in Sheffield.

He was just edged out in a close final by Medway’s Cheyne West and Havering’s Al-Ameen Salaam, who both had to run PBs to beat him.

But Dingley did clock the fastest time in the UK this year in the heats, clocking a blistering 8.15 seconds. In was only a couple of weeks ago that he had broken David King’s age group club record with an 8.33 second run at Lee Valley.

There was also a PB and a national final appearance for fellow City of Plymouth hurdler Henry Curtis in the under-20 event.

Curtis clocked 8.17 seconds in heats before running 8.22 seconds in a speedy final, where he came seventh.

Another Plymouth sprint hurdler to PB at the event was Leonie Dyer, who reached the semi-finals of the under-15 girls’ event. She clocked 9.73 seconds in the heats, before backing that up with a 9.79 second run in the semis. She also ran 44.36 seconds in the 300m.

Club colleague, Ethan Glyde, back from making a winning international under-18 debut for England at the Hustopece World Athletics Tour event in the Czech Republic, had to settle for sixth place on countback in the under-20 high jump event in Sheffield.

Glyde has leaped 2.08m this season, but it was not quite his day in South Yorkshire and he had to make do with a leap of 2.02m. The title was won with 2.05m, with the fourth, fifth and sixth placed jumpers all achieving 2.02m.

Meanwhile, City of Plymouth Olympic hurdler David King got a confidence-boosting international win ahead of this weekend’s British Indoor Championships.

King took victory at the World Indoor Silver Tour Meeting in Dusseldorf in Germany on Friday in a season best time of 7.63 seconds. He also clocked 7.68 seconds in the heats.


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