Bravehearts rise to the oc­ca­sion

Narrogin Observer - - Observer Sport - San­dra Mof­fatt

Nar­ro­gin and Dis­tricts Lit­tle Athletics Cen­tre mem­bers were kept busy last week­end.

Satur­day morn­ing’s meet at Thomas Hogg Oval had the lit­tle ath­letes com­pete in warmer con­di­tions than usual but this did not hin­der any of them be­cause all were giv­ing it their best ef­forts.

The meet was spon­sored by Am­cal Chemist and in­cluded hur­dles, 100m, long jump, triple jump, shot-put and javelin, with three of the boys hav­ing more en­ergy to burn and choos­ing to run a 1500m event too.

A to­tal of 29 per­sonal bests were achieved, with spe­cial men­tion go­ing to Rory Sands and Elise Andrews, who each set four new PBs.

Pres­i­dent Jo Thomas an­nounced the coaches’ award for the pre­vi­ous week, which went to An­na­lyce Page. Vin­cent Mof­fatt was recog­nised for break­ing the cen­tre record for the un­der-7 boys’ vor­tex, which he broke by 90cm.

Six of the NDLA young­sters then trav­elled to Perth to take part in the an­nual Bravehearts Chal­lenge, which was held at WA Athletics Sta­dium.

It is aimed at the un­der-6 to un­der-10 age groups and aims to in­tro­duce them to athletics compe- tition in a fun and friendly en­vi­ron­ment. They all achieved re­sults close to their per­sonal bests and a few plac­ings were also achieved.

Je­naveve Page placed first in her 100m sprint and at­trib­uted the win to her new shoes. Mean­while, her big sis­ter, An­na­lyce Page, came sec­ond in her 70m sprint.

Jax Mof­fatt came away with two third plac­ings in the 70m sprint and his favourite event, shot-put.

Pic­ture: Nar­ro­gin and Dis­tricts Lit­tle Athletics

An­na­lyce Page, 8, com­pet­ing in the long jump at the Bravehearts Chal­lenge in Perth last week­end.

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