GIRLS BRING IT HOME
Dakotah and Dani go for gold
ATHLETICS: Dakotah Webb and Dani Walters have taken home a swag of medals at the Maranoa Championships in Texas over the weekend.
The two girls, Dakotah competing in the Under 9s and Dani in the Under 11s, both attend St Patrick’s School in St George and proudly represented the region in a number of events.
Centre Manager at Little Athletics St George, Jarrod McIvor said the girls had every reason to hold their heads high.
“Both did really well recording personal bests in several events.” he said.
“Dakotah got a 400-metre Maranoa record beating the previous best by three seconds which was really good to see.”
“She was really happy with the effort and had six events in two day so to beat that record was a great achievement.
“Dani’s best performance of the weekend was her third place in the 800m where she came home strongly against a competitive field.”
The St George team were the smallest of any competing in Texas, a point not lost on Jarrod.
“Between them, the girls took home nine medals so the girls did really well considering we had the smallest contingent of any team with only two members,” he said.
The event in Texas is a prelude and final tryout for the state championships in Townsville to be held in March next year.
Jarrod said everyone involved at the centre had worked hard to ensure that a strong athletics program exists in the region.
“We have about 25 members here at the club and every week we have parents who are constantly helping out to ensure everything runs smoothly,” he said.
“We’re all just working together to get these girls into sport.
“Next year, we’re hoping to get some more members and support and maintaining what we’ve built.”
WINNERS: Dakotah Webb and Dani Walters holding the swag of medals from the Maranoa Championships.