Friday the 13th unlucky for some but not Little Athletes
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.