Busy few weeks for ath­letes

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ATH­LET­ICS: A bunch from the Glad­stone Ath­let­ics Club has geared up for up­com­ing events with stel­lar per­for­mances re­cently at the Nordic Sport Cen­tral Coast Re­gional Cham­pi­onships in Gayn­dah.

Twenty-four of the 26 ju­nior ath­letes from the club have qual­i­fied for the Lit­tle Ath­let­ics State Cham­pi­onships in Bris­bane next month, which will cover 101 events.

GAC head coach John Sher­riff said his charges shone in the heat as the Glad­stone team se­cured 71 per­sonal-best times and col­lected 39 gold, 32 sil­ver and 18 bronze medals.

“The Glad­stone kids per­formed tremen­dously and again showed a very strong team bond,” he said.

“Four ath­letes set new re­gional records and Zoe Geiger set a new mark of 10.63 sec­onds in the un­der-12 girl’s 60-me­tre hur­dles.

“Mack Geiger set a new mark of 13.94 sec­onds in the U14 boy’s 90m hur­dles.”

Caleb Wil­son equalled the record for U13 boy’s 100m and set a new mark for the 200m at 25.83 sec­onds.

The ath­letes will now set their sights on the Glad­stone Pen­tathlon on March 3.

Sher­riff said the event was open to all com­ers aged six to open and usu­ally at­tracted en­tries from all round Cen­tral Queens­land.

“It might be a good pre-sea­son event for other sports in town to check out their fit­ness and we’d like to chal­lenge other sports teams or busi­nesses in Glad­stone to par­tic­i­pate,” he said.

PHOTO: NICK KOS­SATCH

TOP RUN­NER: Caleb Wil­son is also good at high jump.

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