Ath­letes put best foot for­ward at meet


Kalgoorlie Miner - - SPORT - Jack Barnewall/Dean Shore. Hamish Ma­calpine/Josh Ma­calpine. Bob Wake­field/Peter Walker. Lin­ton Dick­er­son/Jeff Dick­er­son. Cody Avins/Jake Avins. Tanya Kemp/Lance McGre­gor. Tris­tan Stroet/Bren­ton Bridges. Zane Humphrys/Kody Kel­man. Dy­lan Wil­liams/Ben Straut

Boys’ un­der-eight com­peti­tor Jack O’Dwyer stole the show with a record-break­ing dis­play at last Fri­day night’s Gold­fields lit­tle ath­let­ics meet­ing.

In the lone new mark set on the night, Jack recorded a time of 1min.54.72sec. in the 500m event.

Jack’s im­pres­sive run high­lighted a big night in the divi­sion that in­cluded Lyan Tuhakaraina’s solid form.

Ac­tion in the boys’ un­der-12 divi- sion in­cluded a strong 1500m dis­play from Jake Tucker, with un­der-11 com­peti­tor Jaxon Marr also im­pres­sive.

Boys’ un­der-nine mem­bers are in their first sea­son of 400m com­pe­ti­tion, but are al­ready turn­ing in im­pres­sive times.

Each ath­lete tack­ling the dis­tance last week­end clocked per­sonal best times.

The early stages of the 2018-19 cam­paign has not been re­stricted to lo­cal young­sters, with ath­letes from Le­in­ster and Laver­ton also prom­i­nent. Ac­tion con­tin­ues tonight at the Gold­fields Oa­sis play­ing fields at 6pm.

The first half of the lo­cal cam­paign runs un­til De­cem­ber 14 be­fore a break for Christ­mas.

How­ever, a mid-Jan­uary re­sump­tion of­fers lo­cal mem­bers just one meet­ing to hone their skills be­fore tak­ing on re­gional WA’s best in Al­bany the next week­end.

Gold­fields faced a sim­i­lar dilemma last sum­mer, but still won 100 medals.

Pic­tures: Tori O'Con­nor

Jaxon Clynk

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