Ath­letes per­form well in Whit­sun­day pen­tathlon

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

MORE than 170 ath­letes from through­out North Queens­land went head-to­head at Proser­pine State High School for the Whit­sun­day Ath­let­ics Club Pen­tathlon on Satur­day.

The sin­gle day event was open to all ages with ath­letes from Townsville, Bowen, Mackay, Slade Point, Sa­rina, Mo­ran­bah and North Mackay com­pet­ing in five events to earn points for a podium fin­ish.

Whit­sun­day Ath­let­ics Club mem­ber Jai Stanes per­formed well to fin­ish third over­all in the Boys 6 Year, com­ing first in long jump with a 2.07m jump.

Tris­tan Sains­bury came third over­all in the Boys 7 Year ahead of fel­low Whit­sun­day ath­letes Brayth Ledger and Zachary Connell-Teakle with Lach­lan Jensen and Kaide Chap­man also fin­ish­ing third in their re­spec­tive age groups.

Cal­lam Ogilvie-Al­cock was on fire in the Boys 10 Year fin­ish­ing in sec­ond place with the sec­ond fastest time in the 100m sprints and his best re­sult in long jump of 3.42m.

The girls per­formed ex­tremely well with Heidi Moore tak­ing out first place in the Girls 13 Year ahead of Al­lie White­head and Zoe Connell-Teakle.

Also plac­ing first over­all in their re­spec­tive age groups was Katie Camp­bell in the Girls 15 Year and Natisha Morsch-Ivey in Girls 16 Year.

Strathdickie res­i­dent Ed­ward Evans was the old­est com­peti­tor at the age of 74 com­pet­ing in the Men 31-75 Pen­tathlon Masters.

His son Der­rick Evans was com­pet­ing along­side him in the di­vi­sion with his grand­daugh­ter Ella Evans, com­pet­ing in her re­spec­tive age group Girls 11 Year Pen­tathlon.

“It’s great to be ac­tive and we’ve been try­ing to have us all com­pet­ing to­gether for years so it has been a great day,” the 74year-old said.

In the masters di­vi­sion Stephen Jack­son fin­ished sec­ond over­all and SarahJane Teakle per­formed well to bring home third place.

Whit­sun­day Ath­let­ics Club pres­i­dent Judi War­rall said the event was a huge suc­cess and thanked the Proser­pine Lions for do­nat­ing their time to pro­vide a bar­beque lunch for the com­peti­tors.

GREAT EF­FORT: Whit­sun­day Ath­let­ics Club mem­ber Sahra Don­nelly fin­ished fourth over­all in the Girls Year 10 Pen­tathlon at the Proser­pine State High School on Satur­day. Her best score was 3.10m in the long jump.

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