Day proves to be a record breaker

Young ath­letes put in great per­for­mances to progress to zone

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

PHOTO: ERICA MUR­REE

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.

Erica Mur­ree erica.mur­ree@cnbtimes.com.au

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