Day proves to be a record breaker
Young athletes put in great performances to progress to zone
AT THE end of the day one record was broken and another equalled at last week’s Biggenden and District Athletics Carnival.
Milo’s Sharmaine Garcia was overwhelmed when she learnt she had broken the long-standing 200m record.
“I didn’t know until they told me,” she said.
The record of 31 seconds was set by Yvette Zischke in 1989 and 11-year-old Sharmaine ran it in 30.69.
Earlier at the interhouse carnival, Sharmaine also broke the 100m and 200m records for this carnival.
Last week she was under half a second off the 100m record set by Dallarnil’s MareeWilson in 1984.
After competing in the state titles last year Sharmaine said she was looking forward to competing at regional level.
In the nine year girls high jump Abbie Garrigon equalled the 1.04m record she will share with Olivia Hetherington. But at the interhouse carnival she jumped 1.08m to break the carnival record.
“I stepped in a patch of prickles and couldn’t jump the added height,” she said.
Age champions were: nine yrs Laylah Itzstein (Milo) and Jye Treloar (Milo)/ Kyle MacDonald (Dallarnil) tie; 10 yrs Abbey Gibbs (Milo) and Timothy Geissler (Ajax); 11 yrs Sharmaine Garcia (Ajax) and Matthew Seabrook (Coalstoun Lakes); 12 yrs Claire Thompson (Coalstoun Lakes) and Ethan Koepke (Dallarnil); 13 yrs Zoe McMeekin (Dallarnil) and Lucas McAskill (Milo).
A team will be selected to compete at the zone carnival nextWednesday.
JUST SHORT: Sharmaine Garcia was under half a second short of breaking a 30-year record in the 100m at the Biggenden and District's athletics carnival on Friday.