ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Plymouth hurdler Dingley breaks King’s outdoor U17 record

YOUNG hurdler Adam Dingley claimed another one of David King’s City of Plymouth age group club records at the weekend.

Dingley had already broken Olympian King’s under-17 indoor 60m hurdles record in February and has now taken his outdoor 100m hurdles mark in the same age category.

Dingley clocked 13.40 seconds to win a high-quality under-17 race against Devon rival Joshua Taylor at the South West League meeting at Exeter on Sunday.

That was 0.05 seconds faster that King’s 2010 record and puts Dingley joint top of the UK rankings.

Taylor, who had clocked a wind-assisted 13.32 seconds the previous week, took second in 13.45 seconds. Both athletes are in the UK’s top four.

Also at the South West Meeting, Tavistock’s Rory Summers continued his fine early season form with another PB in the under-17 400m. He clocked 51.25 seconds, which puts him in the UK’s top 16.

Club colleague, Joe Wheeler, an under-20 athlete, was second in the men’ 400m in a season’s best time of 51.21 seconds.

City of Plymouth’s under-17 athlete Molly Shorey just missed her PB by just 0.5 of a second in the 1,500m. She was first female in 4:42.98.

Club team-mate Elsie Goodspeed was first under-13 girl in 5:13.11, which ranks her in the top 16.

There was also a PB for Erme Valley’s under-15 athlete Luke Hayes, who was second in his age group with 4:42.74.

Tavistock’s Erin Cockle won the under-13 girls’ 200m in 28.75. She also clocked 14.20 seconds in the 100m.

Plymouth’s Evie Underwood clocked a big new PB of 13.82 seconds to finish second in the under-13 70m hurdles.

In the field events, Tavistock’s Katelyn Milburn set a new PB to win the under-17 triple jump with a 10.05m leap.

Team-mate Tegan Brown, ranked third in the UK at the under-15 hammer, comfortably won that event at Exeter with 39.64m. Club colleague Charlotte Doney smashed her PB to take second with 30.85, which ranks her 16th nationally.

Another Tavistock thrower, Phoebe Milburn won the under-17 shot with 10.03m, while City of Plymouth’s Chloe Edwards took victory in the women’s shot with 10.85m and team-mate Ethan Mason triumphed in the under-17 boys’ event with a PB of 9.82m.

Tavistock’s Riley Brown won the under-13 javelin, while team-mate Nell Maguire enjoyed a good battle in the under-15 javelin with Torbay’s Zara Joseph, who just edge victory, but Maguire did get a PB of 22.17m.

Full results can be found HERE.

Meanwhile, Nicolas Maczugowski set one PB and equalled another at the UK Youth Development League at Yate at the weekend.

Maczugowski matched his PB in the 400m hurdles with a 56.02 second run that keeps him second in the UK under-17 rankings. He also set a new best in the 200m with 22.58 seconds, which puts him currently in the country’s top 20.

Erme Valley Harriers’ international Will Battershill is back in England after a spell in Australia and he got his track season underway by finishing fourth at the Comeback 5000m at Battersea. The steeplechase specialist clocked 14:02.63.

Further afield, Plymouth’s David King continued his season by winning the 110m hurdles at the Desert Heat Classic in Arizona with a 13.68 second run.

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