Breaking records on the track
ATHLETICS: The season for little athletics in Childers is going great guns for the rising sport stars with last season’s records and personal best times being slashed.
Last week’s athletics club night belonged to under-10 athlete Samuel Murton.
Murton posted PBs in all four of his events. He was most excited by his improvement in high jump.
Ella Bartlett was one of several athletes to record three PBs for the night.
A 12cm improvement in long jump was the highlight for her on the night.
Isaiah McLaren-Gates was another rising sports star with a trio of PBs and was happy to shave two seconds off of his 400m time.
His hard work at training is starting to pay off in competition with great improved on his results.
Other athletes to record three PBs were Alicia Ebert, Natalyia McAuley, Michael Ebert, Molly Richards and Nicolas Manski.
In the adult division, Justin Lewis and Angie Ebert were the top performers of the night, with three PBs each from their five events.
Lewis threw well in discus to record a two-metre improvement but will need to continue to work hard as Maynard Heap is closing in on his distance.
Ebert put in a huge effort in the 400m race to record a 12 second improvement on her previous time.
The club was impressed to hear its talented middledistance runner, Luke Adamson, ran a personal best time at the recent Queensland Schools state championships.
Adamson, who competed in the 800m, was aiming to run under 2:40 minutes for the first time.
He had to battle through a barrage of jostling from other competitors but quickly settled into a rhythm and set about executing his race plan.
Good preparation and a tough mindset saw Luke achieve his goal and post a time of 2:39.79.
Locals are encouraged to join the adult athletics team and support the Childers club.
Kerri Wills, of the Isis District Little Athletics Centre and Isis District Athletics Club, said anyone interested in joining the club this season or who would like more information, should email to email@example.com.
The team of promising future sporting stars operates out from the Childers showgrounds every Friday night during summer.
Show your community support and be part of the action on Fridays.
IN ACTION: Luke Adamson competes in the 800m at the Queensland Schools state titles.