Tight finish ahead for junior and senior trophies
AS TINY Tots proudly paraded their new shirts sponsored by Childers Family Medicine, the second-last club night set up an extremely tight finish for junior and senior trophies.
Piper Bartlett, Jessica Holthouse, Annabella Lemon, Nicholas Haggett, Charlie Richards, Vinnie Vella, Shantara McAuley, Charli Murton and Cayden Muggeridge watched on as local athletes traded outstanding results.
Before the night’s events took place there was only one point separating the top three senior athletes (both male and female) as well as the junior boys.
The top junior girls are separated by three points, leaving the competition well and truly open to the final event.
Under-13 Maya Farimbella was top scorer for the week with four personal bests, shaving tenths of a second off her track events – 70m (-0.3sec) and 400m (-0.2sec).
In shot put her 44cm gain was beaten by fellow age group competitor Shae Cochrane, who bettered her previous best by 62cm.
With legs warmed up, Farimbella rounded off her successful evening with a 15cm improvement in triple jump, and Cochrane jumped 4cm higher in high jump.
U9 Joey Vella is another rising star in the making with his impressive improvements.
Young Vella chopped his 400m time by 1.1sec and had left the rest of the runners far behind.
Joey’s remaining personal bests in three of his four events came with an additional 7cm leap in long jump and 1.64m gain in turbo javelin.
Danielle Adamson (U8) continues to impress track and field recorders, along with fellow athletes, with her weekly improvements.
Adamson again scored three personal bests from her four events including -0.5secs in 70m dash, +5cm in high jump and a massive +1.72m in discus.
Athletes with two personal bests for the night included U6 Mitchel Brady (-23.6s 300m, -0.1s 70m); U8 Natalyia McAuley (-0.7s 70m, +3cm HJ); U8 Samuel Murton (-0.6s 70m, +10cm HJ); and U10 Ella Blanch (+1.48m Disc, +0.39m SP).
A number of athletes recorded a personal best in one event.
These were: U7 Lily Adolf (-1.5s 70m); U8 Leticia Trapp (+20cm HJ); U8 Zac Blanch (+15cm HJ); U9 Telesche Brady (-0.2s 70m); U9 Osric Bassett (+0.13m LJ); U10 Lachlan Eschbach (+0.56m Dis); U11 Lou Eborall (-0.2s 400m); U11 Beth Johnson (+1cm HJ); U12 Cooper Burns (+2.02m Jav); U14 Jenny Freshwater (+0.42m LJ); U15 Matthew Haaksma (-0.2s 70m).
A training session was held atWoodgate Beach on Sunday for the State Champion qualifying athletes. Training involved beach and surf runs, beach sprints, team relays and a game of soccer.
WORKING HARD: Isis Little Athletics train atWoodgate Beach.