Athletes end the year on high note
LITTLE Athletics members attended the Childers Showground on Sunday for their final meet night before breaking for the holidays.
The break-up capped off a big weekend, after a smashing result at the Little Athletics Regional Pentathlon held in Gladstone on Saturday. The final pentathlon results are still coming in and will be reported when available.
Tiny tots Piper Bartlett, Annabella Lemon, Charlie Richards, Shantara McAuley and Charli Murton watched as under-8 Natalyia McAuley continued her good form, achieving three personal bests along with siblings Thomas (U9) and Beth Johnson (U11).
U8 Danielle Adamson put in an inspiring performance with her 60m hurdle run and 3.6sec personal best in the 200m leg.
U10 Max Banks showed promise in javelin when he achieved a new personal best on his turbo javelin throw by 45cm.
Fourteen athletes lined up for the final meet event, the 800m, where U9 Thomas Johnson sliced 0.2secs off his previous time and U14 Jenny Freshwater chopped a massive 10.8secs from her’s. The evening finished with teams of four racing for the final prize of Life-Savers medals in the mixed relay event, sausage sizzle and icy poles, followed by various impromptu group games arranged by assistant coach Simone Manski.
Coach Wills said the committee looked forward to seeing everyone back at the showgrounds on January 16.
FLYING: U8 Samuel Murton makes air in the long jump.