Young runner sets a new record
ISIS Little Athletics is into its third week of competition and the centre record for Under-16 girls’ 200m was broken on Friday night.
The record stood at 28.1 seconds for five years before it was broken by Simone Manski by 0.2 seconds. Sister Rebecca Manski was the previous joint record holder (2009–10), along with Katy Cole (2011–12).
Simone is only 0.4 seconds off the 100m U16 girls’ record, which officials have no doubt will fall during the current season.
A further 17 personal bests were recorded on the track, with 13 PBs achieved on the field in discus, long jump, shotput, turbo jav and high jump.
Matthew Haaksma (U16) added an impressive 6cm to his high jump PB, jumping 136cm. Lachlan Eschbach (U10) turbo jav PB increased by 2.60m (8.38m), while Leticia Trapp (U8) improved by 10cm in her long jump event.
Michael Ebert (U7) bettered his shotput distance to 3.09m (plus 18cm), with newcomer Cruz Watson (U6) throwing 8.10m in discus, a massive 3.70m gain.
Little Athletics runs competition nights every Friday at the Childers Showground during the spring and summer months from 5.30pm onwards.
If you are not sure whether athletics is for you, it offers a two-week try-out period.
Training sessions are held at the showgrounds on Tuesday afternoons from 4–5pm for athletes who wish to improve their skill level.
This Saturday will see athletes compete in the Spring Carnival being held at theWest Bundaberg grounds for U7–U17, with a free super clinic for age groups U9–U17 on the following two days.
Further details and registration forms for the super clinic can be obtained at littleathletics.com.au.
The club takes a one-week break for the holidays, returning on October 3, running aWeek 4 program.
HARD RUNNING: Simone Manski competes for Isis Little Athletics Club.