Club’s 1500m record felled af­ter 15 years stand­ing

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

A RECORD as old as the Isis District Lit­tle Ath­let­ics Club has fi­nally been top­pled, at the club’s fi­nal night for the sea­son.

The fi­nal club night for 2015/16 was held on March 11, and not only was there a swag of per­sonal bests achieved, but the record that had been in place since the club’s in­cep­tion in 2000 was bro­ken on the very last event of the evening.

Luke Adam­son set not only a new per­sonal best, but also broke the 15-year-old record for the 1500m race, which was set in 2000/01 by Richard Mur­phy.

Adam­son chopped 2.9 sec­onds off Mur­phy’s time of 5:50.4 to cross the line in 5:47.5, se­cur­ing the record which had eluded him all sea­son and also tak­ing an im­pres­sive 3.4 sec­onds off his own pre­vi­ous PB.

Fifty-eight ath­letes at­tended the fi­nal club night, in­clud­ing Tiny Tots McKen­zie Ha­mann, Piper Bartlett, Char­lie Green, Ni­cholas Haggett, Char­lie Richards, Emily John­son and McKen­zie Mur­ton. But the night be­longed to the U8 and U11 age group com­peti­tors who stole the show, with 80% of the ath­letes in each age group record­ing per­sonal bests.

U8 Michael Ebert recorded PBs on the track as well as field event. Slic­ing 10ths of sec­onds off his 60m hur­dle (15.2sec) and 200m (46.8sec) times he in­creased his long jump dis­tance by 19cm (2.34m). Fel­low age group team mem­ber Jo­hannes Smith recorded two PBs, also slic­ing 0.2sec off his 60m hur­dle (13.9sec) and ex­tend­ing his vor­tex dis­tance to 8.82m (+1.22m).

But it was all hap­pen­ing in the U11 age group. The U11s man­aged a third of the to­tal num­ber of per­sonal bests for the night.

Chloe Duguid and Lily Bauer both recorded im­prove­ments in their dis­cus and long jump events. Duguid in­creased her dis­cus by 1.05m (10.78m) and long jump by 22cm (2.43m). Bauer’s dis­tance of 13.91m was an im­prove­ment of 48cm in her dis­cus. In long jump she reached 3.18m, a 32cm gain.

Duguid fol­lowed up, slic­ing 1.4sec off her pre­vi­ous 200m track event where Miss Bauer chopped 0.5sec from her 60m hur­dles.

Fel­low age group team mem­bers who ob­tained two per­sonal bests each in­cluded Molly Woods 200m -0.6sec (37.9s) and LJ +15cm (2.90m); Jor­dyn Per­shouse 200m -0.9sec (39.4s) and 60mH -0.2sec (13.7s); Matilda Cock­ayne DIS +14cm (10.08m) and LJ +17cm (3.14m).

Bring­ing the age group’s per­sonal best tally up to 17 in to­tal were Ella Blanch DIS 10.48m (+3cm) and Lach­lan Eschbach LJ 2.67m (+9cm).

Be­fore Adam­son fin­ished his night on a high with his new record, he also man­aged to add a 46cm in­crease in dis­cus (18.08m) and long jump (4.10m).

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

RECORD BREAK­ING: Luke Adam­son broke the in­au­gu­ral 1500m Cen­tre Record.

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