Club ready for a busy year

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Look Local - Mon­tana Ardon

UWA Lit­tle Ath­let­ics Club has had a record num­ber of reg­is­tra­tions this sea­son, with more than 700 chil­dren from un­der-7s to un­der­17s sign­ing up to the Mt Clare­mont club.

As the busi­ness end of the sea­son draws closer, many ath­letes are pre­par­ing to com­pete in the zone and state cham­pi­onships next month.

UWA will host the zone cham­pi­onships – the state cham­pi­onship qual­i­fy­ing event – at its home ground Mcgillivray Sports Park on March 4 and 5.

Ath­letes from UWA as well as Joon­dalup, Hamer­s­ley and Ridge­wood Lit­tle Ath­let­ics clubs will com­pete in heats and quar­ter­fi­nals to qual­ify for the state cham­pi­onships, to be held at the nearby State Ath­let­ics Sta­dium on March 18 and 19.

Club cap­tains Sarah Hynes (17) and Alex Ce­lenza (16) said they would be com­pet­ing in nu­mer­ous track and field events at the cham­pi­onships.

“I like run­ning the most,” Hynes said.

“I’ll be en­ter­ing the 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500 me­tres, as well as long jump at states.”

Ce­lenza said he en­joyed jumps the most, but also run­ning and throws.

“I’ll be do­ing all the jumps – long jump, triple jump and high jump – as well as dis­cus and the 100m,” he said.

Hynes and Ce­lenza were mem­bers of win­ning 4x400m teams at De­cem­ber’s state re­lay cham­pi­onships, both tak­ing home a gold medal.

Hynes also picked up a bronze medal at the multi-event cham­pi­onships re­cently.

Com­pe­ti­tion runs in sum­mer on a Satur­day morn­ing, with train­ing on Tues­day and Thurs­day af­ter­noons.

■ UWALAC has a paid equip­ment man­ager role avail­able, start­ing at the be­gin­ning of the 2017-18 sea­son. The club re­quires some­one to over­see all the equip­ment, make sure it is put away care­fully and stored cor­rectly, as well as or­der­ing equip­ment that needs to be re­placed.

Con­tact Ruth on 0413 052 338 or email jand­ntol­con@big­pond.com.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d465518

UWALAC cap­tains Sarah Hynes and Alex Ce­lenza.

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