Break­ing records on the track

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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 isis­d­lac@gmail.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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

IN AC­TION: Luke Adam­son com­petes in the 800m at the Queens­land Schools state ti­tles.

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