Back in action and in best form
TINY tot newcomer Ashley McCurley joined Jessica Holthouse, Annabella Lemon, Vinnie Vella, Shantara McAuley, Cayden Muggeridge and Fisher Plant on Friday night to dust off the Christmas cobwebs and start the road to State Championships.
A modified meet was held at the neighbouring high school oval due to ongoing maintenance works at the showgrounds.
Isis District Little Athletics would like to extend a huge thank you to Andrew Cole, former club member Jack Randell and current junior member Jackson Rehbein for their commitment to the club in ensuring that the high school oval was mowed and marked for the first night back at short notice.
With only three weeks to regionals, under-eights Jacinta Hamilton, Cherie Schultz, Danielle Adamson and Natalyia McAuley all recorded personal bests, with a further 13 athletes recording a total of 24 personal bests for the night in track and field events.
Adamson and Hamilton recorded three personal bests a piece from four events, while Schultz, along with U12 Cooper Burns and U14 Jenny Freshwater, recorded two.
Best for the night were from under-seven Michael Ebert recording a massive 3m 59cm improvement in his discus when he threw 12.28m.
Siblings U7 Mitchell Brady and U9 Telesche Brady had personal bests in their 70m dash times.
U12 Brady Hopkins increased his javelin personal best by 1.04m to 18.35m, Cooper Burns (U12) soared a further 6cm in high jump, recording a 1.15m scissor jump.
U14 Jenny Freshwater furthered her shot put distance to 7.26m, a 43cm increase.
Regionals will be held at the Bundaberg Athletics Track on February 7 and 8.
Athletes that place first, second, third and fourth at Summer Regionals qualify to attend the McDonald’s State Championships, being held at Brisbane from March 20–22.
Nomination forms are available on Friday night or visit the link on the Isis District Little A’s Facebook page.
STRONG EFFORT: Danielle Adamson preparing for the regionals track and field event.