LOCAL SPORT NEWS
THERE may have been only a 35% attendance rate on the first night back for Isis District Little Athletics on Friday, January 15, but it was not without some amazing personal bests being recorded – a total of 25, in front of visiting ex-member Jack Randell.
Top achievers include U14 Shae Cochrane, along with U6s Cayden Muggeridge and Alicia Ebert, with three PBs apiece.
The night started off well with all U6s recording personal bests in their 200m track event.
Cayden also gained a PB in 70m and vortex, and Alicia gained her additional PBs in vortex and long jump.
U14 Shae recorded her personal bests in the 100m, high jump and in a gain of 11cm in shot put.
Most notable improvements came from U8 Danny Thurlow and Elijah McLaren-Gates in long jump, with 48cm and 47cm gains respectively.
Brother Isaiah McLaren-Gates (U10) crossed the 800m finish line 17.9 seconds faster in 3:42.0.
U13 John Bauer starred, with his 93cm shot put increase landing at 5.35m.
Sunday afternoon saw a small number of parents attend an event techniques information session at the shed while athletes undertook some long jump practice.
Coach Wills explained the various techniques and some of the finer “unknown” points of all Little Athletics events to age group managers (parents).
He also highlighted what counted as a DQ (disqualification) and what didn’t.
TOP SHOT: Younger shot putter Isabelle Khaw, who will soon turn seven.
Jackie Freshwater puts in a big effort.
Reece Volz focuses on training.