Tight fin­ish ahead for ju­nior and se­nior tro­phies

Isis Town and Country - - Sport - By ALEX FRESH­WA­TER

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

WORK­ING HARD: Isis Lit­tle Ath­let­ics train atWoodgate Beach.

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