36 year cen­tre record bro­ken at lit­tle aths

Mansfield Courier - - SPORT - By SU­SAN MCCORMICK

THE night was slightly warmer but per­fect for lit­tle ath­let­ics.

Af­ter con­grat­u­la­tions for the pre­vi­ous week’s Mans­field Pizza Award win­ner, Jack Marks and star of the week Amy Les, ev­ery­one was ea­ger to get started.

The track started off with 80m hur­dles, and there were some great races, in par­tic­u­lar Jack Marks showed great style and speed.

For the 100m the un­der 7 boys were a high­light, Sam Stoney speed­ing down the track, fin­ish­ing with a time a quar­ter of a sec­ond faster than the cen­tre record which has stood since 1980. Sam is our star of the week. For the longer dis­tance of 800m the two fastest times came from un­der 16 Ewan Gunn and un­der 10 Sam Guppy, with Ara­bella Green also run­ning a fab­u­lous race.

Over at dis­cus, Bryn Chan­dler and Seth Leitch both recorded a re­ally big throw.

Not to be out­done by her big brother, Mikhela Leitch flexed her mus­cles at the shot put and also had a big throw.

At the high jump mats the un­der 11 girls had re­ally tight com­pe­ti­tion with Is­abel Petersen show­ing great form, while Bray­den Van Win­den and An­gus Howie con­tin­ued their ri­valry with An­gus just com­ing out on top.

Leap­ing into the sand the un­der 9s worked re­ally hard at their rhythm and co-or­di­na­tion.

Hav­ing their first go at triple jump Amy Les and Os­car Guppy got it all worked out and Lach­lan La­mont recorded a pretty big leap.

In long jump, leap­ing a good 40cm fur­ther than any­one else on the night was Sam Guppy.

The Mans­field Pizza award this week goes to an ath­lete who showed all the qual­i­ties of fair com­pe­ti­tion that we try to in­stil in our ath­letes.

She t ripped on one of t he hur­dles but picked her­self up and fin­ished the race.

In the 100m she asked the place she had been given be changed as she stated that the ath­lete given the place be­hind her had been clearly in front of her, and at her first go at triple jump she lis­tened, prac­tised and learned record­ing a fab­u­lous jump.

Con­grat­u­la­tions Ge­n­e­sis Petersen.

Spe­cial­ist train­ing this week is all about throw­ing, and it will be great to see ev­ery­one there on Wed­nes­day from 4.30 – 5.30pm. Will An­der­son 80m hur­dles, Elli Konig 80m hur­dles, 100m, long jump; Archie Kil­gour 80m hur­dles; Ta­sia Ciarma 80m hur­dles; Jack Marks 80m hur­dles; Ash­ton Dean 80m hur­dles, 800m, long jump, high jump; Han­nah Allen 80m hur­dles, 800m, long jump; Bray­den Van Win­den 80m hur­dles, 800m; Amelie Maslan 80m hur­dles, high jump; Alex Clarke 80m hur­dles, 800m; Elise Em­pey 80m hur­dles 800m, javelin, dis­cus, triple jump; Lach­lan La­mont 80m hur­dles, 800m, javelin, dis­cus, triple jump; Ewan Gunn 80m hur­dles, 800m, javelin, dis­cus, triple jump; Sam Stoney 60m, 100m, Shot put; Chloe Camp­bell 60m; Troy Bal­tas 100m; Pearl Konig 100m; Franklin Petersen 100m; Stephanie John­stone 100m; Max Payne 100m; Esher Berry 100m; Sam Guppy 800m, dis­cus, long jump; Ara­bella Green 800m, Dis­cus; Seth Leitch javelin, dis­cus, triple jump; Bryn Chan­dler dis­cus; El­speth Hope dis­cus; James Bur­ton dis­cus; Zac Em­pey long jump; Os­car Guppy triple jump, shot put; Amy Les triple jump; An­gus Howie high jump; Is­abel Petersen high jump; Mikhela Leitch shot put; Ella Mer­cieca shot put.

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