The glorious sunshine brought good performances from Harriers athletes at the Plymouth Spring Warm-Up Meeting, with 16 year old Jack Moncur producing an excellent early season lifetime best in the U17 javelin. His best throw of 53.90 is a new PB by well over two metres and shows that winter training has gone well for Moncur, who also placed second in the long jump, equalling his PB of 5.55.
Some good Junior performances were seen with Harrison Shaw winning the U11 hurdles in 16.00 and Harrison Stone taking the runner up spot in 17.1. Aimee Blatchford won her hurdles race in 14.2 and the long jump, the latter in a new best distance of 3.26.
The U13 age group had particular success with Abbie Freeman claiming two first places in the 70m hurdles in 13.9 and long jump with 3.59, both new PBs, and second place in the shot with 4.80. Jasmine Stone was first home in the 1500 in 6:00.7 and Brooke Coldwell claimed two second places in the 100 in 15.2 and 150 in 23.1. Craig Moncur won the discus with 19.02 and the shot with a new PB of 7.64, and claimed second in the hurdles with an excellent run into a -3.4 headwind with another new PB of 14.6. Nathan Blatchford claimed third place in the same race, again with an impressive new PB of 15.00 despite the strong wind.
The U15 age group were strong in the throwing events, with Jed Dove winning the javelin in 33.74 and discus with 22.02, both new PBs, and second in the shot with 8.30, and Josh Tyler claimed two first places in the shot with 8.45 and hammer with 20.58 and second place in the javelin with 17.21.
Sam Dove took first place in the U17 long jump with a new PB of 5.57 and second in the 100m hurdles in 16.00 and javelin with 29.51, also a new PB, and Owen Coldwell came second in the 3000 in 10:06.7.
Jamie Anderson won the U20 high jump with a new PB of 1.78, and Dave Dawson claimed wins in the Senior discus with 41.81, shot with 13.09, javelin with 28.92 and hammer with 38.16.