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GALLERY: Milburn among the athletes to set new PBs at Devon Open meeting at Brickfields

TAVISTOCK’S Phoebe Milburn smashed her hammer personal best at the second Devon Open meeting of the series at Brickfields on Sunday.

Milburn threw 54.07m to comfortably take victory in the under-17 event at Plymouth.

Her previous best was 52.66m, which was only achieved last month. Last season her PB was 50.75m.

Milburn and Worthing’s Alice Howie sit in the top two in the UK rankings and have thrown more than five metres further than anyone else.

Her Tavistock team-mates Louisa Hess and Ella Patterson, who are also in the UK’s top 20 under-17s, were second and third at Brickfields with 43.47m and 38.85m, respectively.

Fellow Tavistock athlete Tegan Brown, who is the UK’s top three of the under-15 hammer UK rankings, was first in that category on Sunday with 37.78m, while Plymouth’s Hannah Gellatly won the women’s hammer with 47.40m and Tavistock’s Owen Fileman set a new PB of 30.76m to take victory in the under-17 boys’ event. Fileman also won the discus with a PB of 30.76m.

City of Plymouth’s Nubia Evans-Shields, who leads the UK under-17 girls’ discus rankings by nearly eight metres, continued her record of throwing over 40-metres in every event this year by managing 41.04m at Brickfields.

Tavistock’s Charlotte Doney achieved a new PB of 28.29m to win the under-15 girls’ discus.

Her team-mate Katelyn Milburn also claimed a new best as she won the under-17 girls’ triple jump with 10.23m. She was also second in the javelin with 20.55m behind City of Plymouth’s Evie Bee, who won with a season best throw of 23.65m.

Plymouth newcomer Brendan Schmidt took top honours in a competitive under-13 boys’ javelin contest with 23.22m.

Another Plymouth athlete, Ethan Mason, won the under-17 boys’ triple jump with 10.45m, while team-mate Lamara Hammoudeh was first under-13 girl in the long jump with 3.70m.

Plymouth’s Edward Blewett claimed top place in the under-13 high jump with a PB of 1.40m, while club colleague Ella Isaias won the under-20 women’s event with 1.60m.

There was a good under-17 boys’ high jump contest, which was won by Exeter hurdler Joshua Taylor with 1.80m, but Tavistock’s Ruben Ganfield did set a new PB of 1.65m to take third.

City of Plymouth’s Adam Dingley continued his good season with PBs in both the 100m and 200m events. The hurdles specialist clocked 11.51 seconds to win the under-17 100m and 23.48 to do the same in the 200m, where he just edged out his team-mate Joss Nicholls, who clocked 23.84.

Another Plymouth hurdler, Poppy Northcott, showed her flat speed to win the under-17 girls’ 300m in 41.50 seconds.

Tavistock’s Charlotte Doney took victory in the under-15 300m in a PB time of 44.98, with Isabelle Doney also achieving a PB of 45.66 to take second.

Plymouth’s Connell McCarthy won both the under-20 100m and 200m in 11.35 and 23.00 seconds, respectively. Club colleague Zachary Griffiths-Moreton was second in the 100m in a new PB of 11.40 seconds.

Younger team-mate David Oldfield went straight into the UK’s top 15 in the under-15 boys’ 100m with a 11.65 second run. He also won the 200m with 24.24 seconds, with Bryan Oldfield second fastest with 24.84.

Tavistock’s Thomas Hennessey now finds himself in the top four of the UK under-13 boys’ rankings in both the 800m and 1,500m. After running 4:40.90 for the 1,500m the previous week, Hennessey clocked 2:17.08 on his debut at 800m, which ranks him third nationally.

Club colleague Caleb Gifford-Groves won the under-15 boys’ two-lap race in a PB of 2:15.47, while Plymouth’s Elsie Goodspeed won the under-13 girls’ 800m and 150m.

Erme Valley’s Oceana Tolfree and Harriet Rogers enjoyed a great race in the under-11 600m, with Tolfree just winning in 2:04.29, with Rogers clocking 2:04.90. The pair were eight seconds ahead of the rest of the field.

University of Plymouth’s Zechariah Cohen took victory in the 3,000m in 8:53.11.

City of Plymouth’s Leonie Dyer comfortably won the under-15 girls’ 75m hurdles in 12.25 seconds. That featured as part of a pentathlon event, which Dyer came third overall in.

Full results can be found HERE.

Meanwhile, City of Plymouth young stars Ethan Glyde, Nicolas Maczugowski and Jacob Lamboll were invited to compete at the Loughborough International at the weekend.

England international Glyde, who has his eyes on the Commonwealth Youth Games, finished sixth overall and first under-20 in the high jump with 2.08m.

Maczugowski came third in an under-18 400m hurdles event in 55.35 seconds. He was the first under-17 athlete.

Meanwhile, Lamboll came sixth in a guest 400m race in 49.34 seconds.

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