Mansfield Courier

Lots of times bettered in cooler weather

- By SUSAN McCORMACK

THE weather was a little cooler for little aths this week, which was a bonus for the older age groups as they had the 1500m as a track event for the night.

On the track we started off with the 60m hurdles, the under 8s showed that their rhythm has improved over the season with Sam Guppy, Luka Valente, Coralie Edwards and Phoenix Lachal all lowering their fastest time by at least a second.

Under 6s and 7s then tackled the shorter 60m sprint with Chloe Edwards and Jesse Murphy showing great speed reducing their best times by over one second.

In the 100m Cody Azzopardi and Thomas Huber had a great battle finishing with their best times for the season and only 0.2s between them.

The 1500m was perhaps an event of extremes - there were some who were happy to enjoy a jog and a chat, finishing off with some acrobatics across the line, but well respected for their participat­ion.

Then there were the likes of Tynan Mims and Britney Allen who both recorded another personal best and centre record; also noted for their fantastic personal best performanc­es were Harry Murakami, Lachie Lamont and Ebony McNamara.

On the high jump mats it was a fairly short night, the under 6s had great fun working on their techniques with plenty of interestin­g styles still at play.

In the shot put pits muscles were flexed and some great throws were recorded.

Prabhjit Sandhu, Molly Stow, Isabel Peterson and Andrew Thomson all increased their best by at least 30cm.

At the discus the under 7 boys enjoyed a great night with every competitor recording their best throw for the season.

Gisselle Nichols and Alyssa Lamont also had their best throws.

The overage group also had the javelin with Brooke Mullins and Monica Jagger having their best throw for the season.

Leaping into the sand, Harrison Van Winden and Elyssa Hardiman co-ordinated their triple jumps perfectly landing further from their take off than they ever have before.

Sam Guppy flew through the air in the long jump landing just a little short of a centre record.

The Mansfield Pizza Award goes to Tynan Mims for two PBs and a great centre record, achievemen­t awards for their PB performanc­es are Elly Chamberlai­n, Noah Lachal, Coralie Edwards and Thomas Huber.

Remember this Friday is our last for the season so we are looking forward to seeing everyone in their fancy dress.

Winners on the night were Ethan Pigdon 60m, Sophie Shaw 60m, Riley Adams 60m, 100m, discus, Harper Anderson 60m, discus, Jaspa Robinson 100m, Cody Azzopardi 100m, Lachlan Peck 60m hurdles, Sam Guppy Long jump, Coralie Edwards 100m, long jump, Phoenix Lachal 60m hurdles, Andrew Thomson 100m, 60m hurdles, shot put, Ashton Dean long jump, Hannah Allen 100m, 60m hurdles, long jump, Tilly Stoney shot put, Roland Kukainis 100m, high jump, Brayden Van Winden 60m hurdles, Angus Howie discus, Tahlia Browning 100m, 60m hurdles, discus, high jump, James Reid, 100m, long jump, Prabhjit Sandhu 60m hurdles, Bailey Adams shot put, Elise Empey 100m, shot put, Alannah Shaw 60m hurdles, long jump, Lachie Lamont 60m hurdles, high jump, triple jump, Harry Murakami 1500m, Charlotte Howie high jump, triple jump, Ebony McNamara 1500m, Harrison Van Winden triple jump, Tynan Mims javelin, 1500m, Monica Jagger discus, Britney Allen 60m hurdles, 1500m.

 ?? PHOTO: Peter Hunt ?? UP AND AWAY: Sam Guppy flew through the air in the long jump landing just a little short of a centre record.
PHOTO: Peter Hunt UP AND AWAY: Sam Guppy flew through the air in the long jump landing just a little short of a centre record.

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