THE past several weeks, Tiny Tots Piper Bartlett, Sophie Cikursch, Jessica Holthouse, Annabella Lemon, Callum Bak, Nicholas Haggett, Vinnie Vella, Matthias Wessel, Mila Anderson, Amy Bak, Shantara McAuley, Angus DeJong and Slate Emms have seen several longstanding centre records fall.
A newcomer this season, young under-6 Saskia Bassett stole the show at the Halloween night meet with a 12.9s sprint over 70m breaking a 10-year record by 1.5secs, jointly held by Rhia Blair and Simone Manski.
Not happy having her record beaten, now U16 competitor Simone Manski came home in 27.8secs in the 200m, beating her sister Rebecca (09/10) and Katy Cole’s (11/12) record.
Last season state qualifier Luke Adamson (U10) collected his first centre record when he crossed the 800m finish line, only to repeat the same event two weeks later, breaking his own record by a further 1.8secs. The record is now 2.52.6.
Having tasted record success, Luke added his other favourite distance event to the CR tally when he beat the 08/09 season’s 400m record held by Lachlan Walker. Luke finished in 1min 15.8secs.
U14 Tyler Macdonald made a mark last season, collecting three U13 centre records. He added the U14 70m dash to that tally when he crossed the line at the November 7 meet in 9.3secs.
With 36 athletes combining to achieve 82 personal bests, coach Wills’ open invitation to achieve a combined 100 PBs in one meet night seems to have inspired the athletes.