The Gold Coast Bulletin - - SPORT - RHYS O’NEILL

THE records con­tinue to tum­ble for the Gold Coast’s ul­ti­mate grandma, though the ath­let­ics freak cred­its those around her for the re­mark­able track and field prow­ess.

Carol Davis, who has swept her way to a long list of na­tional ti­tles and records in the past year, took down an­other hur­dle at the week­end.

The 66-year-old, com­pet­ing in the Gold Coast Mas­ters Ath­let­ics car­ni­val at Griffith Univer­sity, shat­tered the 4000-point pen­tathlon bar­rier to bet­ter her own Aus­tralian record set in Fe­bru­ary of 3942.

Davis notched new per­sonal bests in shot put and long-jump, and af­ter solid javelin and 100m sprint re­turns, blitzed 2min57sec for the 800m to reg­is­ter 4063 points.

The mod­est Mudgeer­aba grand­mother of four, how­ever, de­flected the praise.

“Break­ing the 4000 points was a great thrill,” she said.

“I have to thank the other girls in the comp for their sup­port and en­cour­age­ment.

“I re­ally rec­om­mend that peo­ple should come to the track and have a go.

“It’s a so­cial club where you can have a lot of fun and achieve your goals.”

Davis only took up ath­let­ics three years ago af­ter heed­ing the ad­vice of friends to have a crack at a 5km fun run.

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

Gold Coast mas­ters run­ner Carol Davis has cracked more mile­stone de­spite be­ing a late bloomer in ath­let­ics.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.