Mem­bers savour Masters suc­cess

Albany Extra - - Sport -

Al­bany Ath­let­ics Club mem­bers Peter Muller, Kath Han­nig, Bar­bara Wil­son, Brenda Painter, Carey Dick­a­son, Jas­mine Hes­lop and Carl Hes­lop, along with Den­mark ath­lete Erica Mercer, re­cently re­turned from the 2018 Aus­tralian Masters Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships with a swag of medals.

The event was held in Perth late last month, with WA mem­bers able to col­lect State medals along with na­tional ones, given the usual WA State Cham­pi­onships were not held this year.

Still on a high from com­pet­ing in the 2016 World Masters Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships, Han­nig once again tack­led the 10,000m and with a burst of speed at the fin­ish, she man­aged to get in front to col­lect na­tional and State gold medals.

New­com­ers to ath­let­ics, Den­mark cou­ple Carl and Jas­mine Hes­lop took the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence com­pe­ti­tion at the next level.

Jas­mine achieved some per­sonal bests as well as col­lect­ing five State sil­ver medals in the process while Carl col­lected two na­tional and three State gold medals and one na­tional sil­ver medal.

Peter Muller suc­cess­fully com­peted in his first ma­jor ath­let­ics cham­pi­onships for many years, com­ing home with five State gold, two na­tional sil­ver, one State sil­ver and one na­tional bronze.

Bar­bara Wil­son en­joyed a come­back to na­tional com­pe­ti­tion to fin­ish with one State gold, one na­tional sil­ver, three State sil­ver and one na­tional bronze.

A reg­u­lar at this com­pe­ti­tion, Brenda Painter, of Walpole, once again showed her ver­sa­til­ity by col­lect­ing one na­tional and five State gold medals, four na­tional and one State sil­ver medal.

Carey Dick­a­son was pleased with her train­ing in the lead-up, help­ing her equal or bet­ter times she was do­ing in 2010, col­lect­ing one na­tional and four State gold medals, three na­tional and two State sil­ver medals, three na­tional and one State bronze in the process.

Bare­foot Den­mark run­ner Erica Mercer achieved ex­cel­lent re­sults in her two events, col­lect­ing two State gold medals, one na­tional sil­ver medal and one na­tional bronze medal.

Pic­tures: Graeme Dahl

Al­bany’s Peter Muller in ac­tion dur­ing shot put.

Jas­mine Hes­lop and Brenda Painter.

Barb Wil­son in triple jump.

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