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