Athletes run up some impressive personal bests
THE gusting winds at the showgrounds may have kept centre records at bay, however the 44 athletes in attendance still managed to set 36 personal bests on Friday, with some massive PBs achieved by individuals.
Top achievers for the week with three personal bests each were U6 Charli Murton, U13 Jackie Freshwater and U15 Joseph Thurlow.
Murton beat her PBs in 70m and 200m track events by 1.1 seconds and 0.1 seconds respectively, as well as huge 26cm personal best on her second attempt throw in shot put.
Freshwater managed a 0.2 second PB in her 100m track and 16cm PB in discus. But it was the 45.3 second track improvement in her 1500m that made her one of the top achievers for the night.
Thurlow made immense improvement on his 1500m PB time, beating it by 27.2 seconds. His 4cm long jump improvement and 13cm shot put throw rounded off his three personal bests for the evening.
Other individual personal best achievements worthy of mention include: U6 Clancy, 48cm PB in shot put; U8 Frankie, 8.6 second improvement in 200m track; U8 Daniel, 69cm PB in vortex; U8 Tessie, 45cm long jump PB; U9 Lily, 89cm discus improvement; U10 Boyd, 1.45m PB in turbo jav; U11 Molly, 24.1 second improvement in 1500m; U11 Luke, closing in on the 1500m CR with a 18.1 second improvement; U13 Kaylee, 2.51m PB in javelin; and U15 Joshua, slicing 28 seconds from his 1500m time.
This Friday will be the final club night for 2015, with a sausage sizzle being held on the night.
The committee wishes all athletes and their families, especially our Tiny Tots McKenzie H, Jake, Piper, Charlie G, Nicholas, Charlie R Vinnie, Braxton and Mackenzie M, a safe and relaxing break.
We do recommend some physical activity in the holidays to ensure ongoing personal bests and Centre Records are able to be achieved when we return on January 15. Check Facebook for when Tuesday Training sessions recommence.
Merry Christmas to one and all.
PERSONAL BESTS: Lily Alice Vella, Zac Blanch, Luke Adamson, Tessie Dyer, Jimmy Dyer, Danita Horner, Daniel Thurlow, Kaylee Garrigon, Lachlan Eschbach, Mykaela Vicary, Boyd Hetherington, Matthew Haaksma, Leticia Trapp, Shae Cochrane, Danielle Adamson, Joshua Lane, Molly Woods, Abbie Garrigon, Frankie Marshall, Clancy Morrison-Marshall, Jackie Freshwater, Charli Murton, Joseph Thurlow.