Evans-Shields sets new personal best on international duty with England

CITY of Plymouth’s Nubia Evans-Shields set a new discus personal best on international duty with England at the weekend to increase her lead at the top of the UK under-17 rankings.

Evans-Shields threw 44.86m at the Loughborough Throws Pathway International on Saturday.

She finished fourth overall in the joint under-23, under-20 and under-18 international competition, but she was first under-18 by a long way.

The distance she threw was just 14cm short of the Commonwealth Youth Games qualifying distance, which no-one else in England has come even close to achieving.

She leads the under-17 rankings by nearly eight metres and is in the country’s top 16 females overall.

Another talented under-17 thrower, Tavistock’s Phoebe Milburn, set a new South West League age group hammer record at the weekend with victory in the meeting at Exeter.

Milburn, who is ranked in the UK’s top two, threw 52.50m to claim the win. It came a week after she had set a new PB of 54.07m.

Her club colleagues Louisa Hess and Ella Patterson came second and third at Exeter on Sunday with new PB marks of 44.90m and 42.25m, respectively.

Another Tavistock thrower, Owen Fileman, set new bests to win both the under-17 discus and hammer competitions at Exeter. He threw 32.07m in the discus and 36.05m in the hammer.

Hannah Walker won the joint women’s/under-20 hammer event with 32.81m, while Tavistock team-mate Charlotte Doney won the under-15 discus with 26.41m, with Isabelle Doney second with 20.29. Charlotte also came third in the triple jump with 9.50m and team-mate Matthew Jenkins won the under-20 hammer.

Tavistock’s Joe Wake impressed in the under-15 boys’ sprints. He won the 100m in 12.0 seconds and set a new PB of 23.97 seconds to also claim victory in the 200m.

Plymouth’s Andreas Isaias was first under-20 man in the 200m in 23.77, with Tavistock’s James Wheeler second in 23.83 seconds.

Lucia Gifford-Groves was first senior woman in the 100m and 200m.

There was a good run by Caleb Gifford-Groves in the under-15 boys’ 800m. He took victory in a PB time of 2:12.23.

City of Plymouth’s Nicolas Maczugowski competed in the UK Youth Development League for his second claim club, Cardiff Archers, and won the under-17 200m in 22.66 seconds and the 400m hurdles in 56.23 seconds.

Plymouth’s Poppy Northcott, Henry Curtis and Adam Dingley all competed at the England Athletics supported BCLF Hurdle Festival at Woodford.

Northcott came second in the under-17 girls’ behind UK number one Anabella Wilson in 44.56 seconds.

Curtis and Dingley both came fourth in their respective sprint hurdle events at the top competition.

Meanwhile, at the BMC Meeting at Exeter on Tuesday night, Tavistock’s Emma Ryder finished second in the 800m in 2:14.34. City of Plymouth’s Molly Shorey set a new PB of 2:20.79. There was also a PB for Tavistock’s under-17 athlete Fynn Baker in the 1,500m with a 4:37.13 run.

Full results of the BMC Meeting can be found HERE.

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