Little Athletics complete final lap
THE last night of the Mansfield Little Athletics season was warm and full of color as it was dress up night.
Capes and tutus seemed to be the theme of the night, although there were a number of competitors looking forward to their winter sport, coming dressed in their team colors.
Under six finished off with 70m and shot put, with Amy Les and Jaspa Robinson recording personal bests (PB) in the shot put and Oscar Guppy and Amy Les saved their best til last in the 70m.
Winners were Riley Adams 70m, shot put; Bella Stoney 70m; Calypso Hislop shot put.
Under seven Sam Guppy had a competitive night recording a personal best in the long jump, and Remy Stevenson also recorded her biggest leap of the season.
Winners were Sam Guppy 70m, 100m, and long jump; Remy Stevenson 70m, 100m, long jump.
Under eight Andrew Thomson and Ben Les battled it out in the 200m pushing each other to their best for the year.
Hannah Allen continued to show her class with some fantastic perfor- mances for the night, and winners were Andrew Thomson 70m, 200m, high jump; Hannah Allen 70m, 200m, high jump.
In under nine, Will Roberts and Brayden Van Winden saved their best ‘til last in the high jump each recording a personal best in a very close finish.
Saskia Haslau also showed plenty of spring with a personal best jump and earning herself a star of the week award.
Winners were Brayden Van Winden 100m, 200m; Will Roberts high jump; Eadie Lindsay 100m, 200m; Tahlia Browning high jump.
Under 10s Elise Empey had a great run in the 100m for a personal best, Elly Chamberlain had her best in the 200m, and Bailey Adams had a great leap in the triple jump, his best for the season.
Winners were Bailey Adams 100m, 200m, shot put, triple jump; Elise Empey 100m, 200m, shot put, triple jump.
Under 11 Harry Murakami and Lachie Lamont continued to show us their best performances, as did Ellie Herbert and Grace Hood.
Winners were Lachlan Scales 100m,200m; Lachie Lamont triple jump; Ellie Herbert 100m, 200m; Grace Hood triple jump.
Under 12s nine out of 11 competitors recorded their best throw for the season, while Zach Saligari also showed his best in the 200m and long jump.
Winners were Colby CroxfordDemasi 100m, 200m, long jump; Fletcher Cooper shot put; Riana Allen 100m, 200m, long jump, shot put.
It was great to see the over age competitors continue to push themselves with Willis Lines, Elly Hardiman, Darcy Croxford-Demasi and Grace Scales all achieving personal bests.
Britney Allen is an exceptional athlete who has achieved many great performances through the season, she had three of her best on the night and earned herself the Mansfield Pizza Award in the final night of competition.
A sausage sizzle and awards night will be held at the Lords ground on Friday, March 28 at 5pm, it would be great to see all competitors there.
MOTHER AND SON: Family day brought out the best in golfers at Mansfield on the weekend including mother and son pair Lesley and Christopher Anderson. PHOTOS: Ken Rainsbury