Pen­tathlon day a suc­cess for Whit­sun­day Ath­let­ics Club

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

NORTH Queens­land’s bud­ding track stars hit Proser­pine State High School on Satur­day morn­ing to con­test the Whit­sun­day Ath­let­ics Club’s pen­tathlon.

More than 170 ath­letes took to Proser­pine at the week­end, defying blus­tery con­di­tions to com­pete against the re­gion’s best.

Com­peti­tors ranged from four to 50 years of age, with each divi­sion hotly con­tested in the five event for­mat.

Whit­sun­day Ath­let­ics Club pres­i­dent was thrilled with the turnout and praised all vol­un­teers and par­ents for their as­sis- tance, with the weather mak­ing pro­ceed­ings dif­fi­cult at times.

Tris­tan Sains­bury and Da­ley Moore ex­celled in the eight and nine year boys fields, while Sahra Don­nelly and Cooper Lane tri­umphed against the 11 year girls and boys.

Lach­lan Jensen (12 year boys), Amy Hunger­ford (13 year girls), Heidi Moore (14 year girls), Kris Walker (14 year boys) and Dean Searle (16 year boys) also won their di­vi­sions, as the club fin­ished the day with nine age ti­tles from a pos­si­ble 28 events.

JUMP FOR GOLD: Whit­sun­day Ath­let­ics Club's Zacarey Teakle, 7, takes flight in the long jump. Photo Char­lotte Lam / Whit­sun­day Times

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