Ath­letes score per­sonal bests

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE three ath­letes rep­re­sent­ing the Moss­man com­mu­nity at the Queens­land Se­conary Schools Track and Field Championships have come home with a slew of per­sonal bests.

Unity Bi­et­zel, Daniel Plumbe and Melissa Cal­lan­der all per­formed highly and rep­re­sented their school in an ex­em­plary way.

The championships, held in Bris­bane, are an op­por­tu­nity for young ath­letes from around the to com­pete against each other in a tough com­pe­ti­tion.

While there were no podium fin­ishes, each of the three young Moss­man ath­letes re­turned home with their own per­sonal bests.

Unity had a great meet achiev­ing per­sonal bests in both high jump and the 90 me­tre hur­dles.

She cleared 1.50 me­tres height and ran 15.23 in the hur­dles.

Daniel achieved his goal for reach­ing the fi­nals for both the 800 m and 1500m.

He ran 2:03.59 in his heat for the 800m and 4.19.94 in the 1500m.

Daniel fin­ished sixth in the 800 me­tres with a time of 2:04.05 and twelfth in the 1500 me­tres.

Melissa ran in the 15/16 year old 4 x 100m re­lay which placed tenth.

She achieved a new per­sonal best in triple of 10.20 me­tres and fin­ished twelfth on a count back (she had the same jump as the eleventh placed com­peti­tor).

Melissa Cal­lan­der

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