Young athletes taking the lead
THE Caloundra Little Athletics under-11 boys have broken the 15-year-old Queensland 4x100m record at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre.
The very proud team of Toby Urvine, Aiden Steele, Nate Donald and Clay Andrews are officially the fastest 4x100m relay team since Little Athletics began in Queensland in 1974.
The record was last broken in 2002 and it has taken 15 years to break the long standing record from then 2002 – 56.21 seconds.
Today, the new 2017 record stands at 55.84 seconds.
Their coach Chris Brearley said the boys and their families are over the moon with their success.
“We have worked on the goal for the past two seasons and with that time and commitment we have finely tuned all the aspects of the 4x100m relay event,” Mr Brearley said.
“We went to the championships with no real pressure just to repeat what we do at training and enjoy the family day with all the big QEII stadium atmosphere and do our best.”
At the same event, the under-12 girls took home gold again after winning gold at the regional relays at Sunshine Coast Regional relays at the university track last month.
Annabelle Self, Laura Callaghan, Lilly Smith and Amilita Case were satisfied with the result after working diligently over the past few months towards this once in a lifetime team sport goal.
Mr Brearley said it was going to be a close race, a very close finish between all the teams that qualified to compete at state level.
“Our Caloundra girls led from start to finish and were 20m ahead of the next team on the finish line,” he said.
“The girls are long-time members of Caloundra Little Athletics and have been competing since they were tiny tots and they have grown into fabulous role models for all our younger kids.
“I can see the younger kids watching them warm up and prepare and they copy them at training and on the day of the event.”
STAR-STUDDED: Toby Urvine, Aiden Steele, Nate Donald and Clay Andrews.
Annabelle Self, Laura Callaghan, Lilly Smith and Amilita Case.