Young athletes kicking goals
LITTLE Athletics this week started off with high winds, happy kids and plenty of parent helpers.
With the wind soon disappearing, we enjoyed a great meet with most events running smoothly around Lords Oval. Our new under 6 crew did a stellar job to fit in an extra event for the night led by their fantastic team leader Suzie Roberts.
Lots of the youngest athletes gained their first three personal bests - way to go under 6s.
October 26 Little Athletics:
Boys - U6 100m SP D. Piccone, 200m C. Howie, U7 70m L. McCoombe, 200m LJ J. Meyer, U8 70m 200m HJ M. Robinson, U9 100m 200m N. De Santis, Discus F. Stokes, U10 100m 200m SP L. Smith, TJ T. Fox, U11 100m 200m T. Baltas, TJ A. Browning, discus C. Dobson, U12 100m Javelin N. Cronin, 200m J. Kipping, LJ J. Kelleher and U15 100m 200m LJ SP J. Reid, 400m S. Leitch.
Girls - U6 100m 200m SP J. Eddy, U7 70m 200m A. Van Der Heyden, LJ P. Gridley, U8 70m 200m HJ A. Briggs, U9 100m 200m HJ E. Mahoney, Discus Q. Harwood, U10 100m 200m SP S. Shaw, TJ S. Kipping, U11 100m 200m TJ Discus B. Stoney, U12 100m 200m Javelin LJ S. Brakels, U13 100m 200m LJ SP I. Petersen, 400m A. Leon, U14 100m 200m A. Maslan, 400m SP LJ T. Browning and U15 100m 200m M. Gardiner.
Mansfield Pizza Encouragement Award: Nathan Cronin for his good attitude towards a long wait before events this week and excellent maturity in taking directions from a range of officials.
He is a fantastic role model for his team and younger competitors.
Please save the date for the MLAC bingo night at the Golf Club on Monday, November 26, which kicks off at 8pm.
Funds raised will go towards the purchase of collapsible hurdles to comply with Little Athletics regulations.