Ellie breaks 4mins 30secs for first time as she smashes 1500m PB

ELLIE Leather smashed her personal best over 1500m with a sparkling performance in California last weekend.

The Westbury Harrier, who is a scholarship student at Fresno State University, carved almost four seconds off her PB with a time of 4mins 28.71secs to finish 2nd in a field of 20 in the Pomona Pitzer Invitational meeting.

The time puts Leather, who is aoched by Jason Michael when she is back in Bristol, second in the senior South West Rankings and 27th in the UK – plus eight in the under 23 age group.

And comes a few weeks after she ran 2:11.88 for 800m, which was just outside her PB of 2:11.16.