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GALLERY: City of Plymouth’s Curtis claims sprint double on return to Brickfields

HENRY CURTIS enjoyed a winning return to Brickfields on Sunday as the city venue hosted the fourth Devon Open meeting of the season.

The City of Plymouth athlete is back for the summer after his first year at university in Sheffield.

He opted for the sprints on Sunday, rather than his specialist hurdles event, and he managed to complete a 100m and 200m double.

Running into a strong wind, he clocked 11.62 seconds to win the under-20 100m, just ahead of his City of Plymouth team-mate Connell McCarthy (11.70), with club colleague Zachary Griffiths-Moreton third (12.06).

He then enjoyed a good battle with team-mate Jacob Lamboll, who is also back from his first year at university, in the 200m. Just 0.03 of a second separated them, with Curtis winning in 23.05 and Lamboll clocking 23.08 second and Griffiths-Moreton third in 24.19.

Lamboll had just run the 400m before the 200m. He won the one lap race in 50.17 seconds, but he was pushed hard by under-17 England Schools’ international Nicolas Maczugowski, who came second in 50.62 seconds, with Matt Sumner, making a return to athletics, coming third.

There was a great masters battle in the 400m heat, where Neil Edwards (M50, 56.61), just edged out Ross Penney (M35, 56.63).

Tavistock’s Joe Wake and City of Plymouth’s David and Bryan Oldfield impressed in the under-15 boys’ sprint.

Despite running into a strong head-wind, David Oldfield clocked 12.03 seconds for the 100m, with Wake winning his heat in 12.12 and Bryan Oldfield clocking 12.29.

They were all in different heats in the 200m, with David Oldfield clocking 24.03 seconds, Wake 24.57 and Bryan Oldfield 24.97.

In the under-17 girls’ 100m, City of Plymouth’s Tara Green took victory in 13.75 seconds, with team-mate Evie Lacey third.

In the under-17 boys’ 100m, Tavistock’s Rory Summers won his heat and was second overall in 12.1 seconds.

City of Plymouth youngster Finley Eales enjoyed a good day on the track in the under-13 age group. He won the 800m in a PB time of 2:29.62 and came second in the 100m and 200m.

Club colleague Kinga Kudzia was second in a strong under-20 women’s 200m in 26.75 seconds, with Tavistock’s Annabelle Hess third in 27.72.

City of Plymouth’s Mollie Hawken-Gray was quickest under-15 girl in the 300m in 45.08, while Tavistock’s Charlotte Doney ran 45.2 and Isabelle Doney 45.46.

Plymouth’s Khalifa Khalifa just edged out Tavistock’s Caleb Gifford-Groves in the boys’ under-15 300m, with the pair clocking 41.43 and 41.59, respectively.

Tavistock’s Zoe Bigham won the under-13 girls’ 800m in 2:31.89, with City of Plymouth’s Elsie Goodspeed just behind in 2:32.87.

Tristan Bigham was first under-11 in the 800m in 2:35.88, while team-mate Nell Maguire was first under-15 girl over the same distance in 2:30.74.

City of Plymouth’s Verity Tank won the under-17 girls’ 800m in 2:27.84, with Ross Penney second in the men’s 800m in 2:06.81.

Tavistock’s England Schools’ international Phoebe Milburn threw her second longest throw of her career to win the under-17 girls’ hammer with 53.46m. Team-mate Louisa Hess was second with 42.58m.

English Schools’ champion Tegan Brown won the under-15 girls’ hammer with 45.24m, with Hazel Stead second in 36.82m.

Owen Fileman (Tavistock) took victory in the under-17 boys’ hammer with 42.10m.

City of Plymouth’s three-times English Schools’ champion Nubia Evans-Shields won the under-17 girls’ discus with 41.17m, while Tavistock’s Charlotte Doney claimed a win in the under-15 girls’ event with 28.43m, with team-mate Orla White second with a PB of 26.32m.

Tavistock’s Evie Palmer eased to victory in the under-15 girls’ javelin with 31.60m. She also ran a PB in he 200m with a 27.87 second run.

Plymouth’s Brendan Schmidt triumphed in the under-13 boys’ javelin with 26.10m and he also came second in the long jump with 4.30m.

Tavistock’s Katelyn Milburn was first under-17 girl in the triple jump with 9.91m and she was also second in the long jump with 4.58m. Team-mate Ruben Ganfield was second in the under-17 boys’ triple jump with 11.29m, while Plymouth’s Lamara Hammoudeh was second in the under-13 girls’ long jump and third in the 200m.

Full results can be found HERE

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