Fri­day the 13th un­lucky for some but not Lit­tle Ath­letes

Isis Town and Country - - Sport - By ALEX FRESH­WA­TER

FRI­DAY the March 13 might be un­lucky for some, but not for un­der-11 Jonah Macdon­ald who walked away from the sea­son’s fi­nal club night with a new cen­tre record against his name.

Jonah smashed the 14-year stand­ing U11 boys shot put record (9.93m) not once but twice.

His first at­tempt saw a 10.05m toss, fol­lowed by 9.41m. But it was his third and fi­nal at­tempt which has sealed the new Record of 10.44m – a 51cm gain and a 1.67m PB.

He was cer­tainly on fire as he also threw a per­sonal best of 14.25m in his Javelin event, a 1.75m im­prove­ment.

En­cour­aged by coach Kerry Wills’ pep talk fel­low age group mem­ber Lou Eb­o­rall (U11) and brother Tyler Macdon­ald (U14) shared three per­sonal bests for the night.

Eb­o­rall achieved per­sonal bests in shot put (+0.02m), triple jump (+0.19m) and 800m track event (-1.6sec) whilst Tyler beat his 800m by 7secs. He also achieved per­sonal bests in triple jump (+1.30m) and dis­cus (+0.95m).

About 81% of per­sonal bests were on the field.

High achiev­ers in­cluded U16 Si­mone Man­ski with a 4.21m per­sonal best in dis­cus, U14 Jenny Fresh­wa­ter’s 3.10m gain in javelin, U10 Max Banks 2.52m im­prove­ment in dis­cus, U7 Michael Ebert’s 1.96m in­crease in vor­tex, U8 Jac­inta Hamil­ton 1.13m shot put PB and U9 Kyle Macdon­ald’s 1.08m dis­cus im­prove­ment.

Eleven ath­letes will at­tend this week­ends state cham­pi­onships in Bris­bane with Cooper Burns (U12), Matthew Haaksma (U16) and Shae Cochrane (U13) start­ing their charge on Fri­day.

U9 Joey Vella, U10 Ella Blanch, U10 Luke Adam­son, U10 Jack­son Re­hbein, U11 Lou Eb­o­rall, U11 Daniel Haaksma, U12 Jackie Fresh­wa­ter and U14 Jenny Fresh­wa­ter will join them for the week­end.

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