Fin­ley ath­letes dom­i­nate

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Fin­ley Lit­tle Ath­let­ics Club have dom­i­nated at the 44th Rive­rina and District Branch Car­ni­val in De­niliquin on Satur­day.

Thirty Fin­ley com­peti­tors went up against ath­letes and clubs from across the re­gion with nu­mer­ous com­peti­tors achiev­ing a per­sonal best (PB).

Of the 30 Fin­ley ath­letes, 24 qual­i­fied for next week’s Re­gional Car­ni­val while the re­main­ing six all put in strong per­for­mances, how­ever are too young to go onto the next stage.

The clear stand­out was Un­der 10s Heath Mansell who won seven out of eight events, all with a new PB and set­ting a Branch record in the high jump scis­sor kick with 1.10m jump.

Although Flynn Rourke can’t qual­ify for Re­gional be­cause of his age that didn’t hold the six year-old back from win­ning five of six events and set four PBs.

Colton John­son and Is­abella Kelly fin­ished the day four from four in the Un­der 3-5s and Un­der 15’s re­spec­tively.

Seven­teen year-old Al­lan Gar­diner won three events in­clud­ing set­ting a PB in the high jump and broke a Branch record in the Javelin with a 38.36m throw.

Lyle Ack­ers, Archie Boag, Ri­ley Boag, Jas­mine Burke, Si­enna Burke, Josie Coombs, Karla Ni­cholls, Ben­jamin Rourke, Reece Sim­mons, Emilee Sned­don, Har­vey Sned­don and Chelsea Winn all won at least one event and set at least one PB.

Miena Sned­don and Chelsea Winn came first in at least one event.

De­spite not com­ing first in their events, Clair Boag, Judd Clarke, Bri­anna Doohan, Abi­gail Hor­nung, Ruth Hor­nung, Am­ber Lawlor, Do­minic Lawlor, Emily Mansell, Erica Ni­cholls and Bella Rourke all set a new PB.

An­gus Bain, Philippa Bain, Ad­di­son Clarke, Jarred His­lop, Kelsey His­lop, Shelby-Lea His­lop, Char­lie Mag­ill, Jack Mag­ill, Lucy Mueller, Made­lynn Price and Madi­son Simp­son didn’t com­pete at Branch, how­ever have al­ready qual­i­fied for the Re­gion Car­ni­val af­ter their per­for­mances at the Zone Car­ni­val in De­cem­ber.

The Re­gional Car­ni­val will be held in Grif­fith next week with the chance to qual­ify for the NSW State Ath­let­ics Car­ni­val in Syd­ney in March.

Si­enna Burke clears the bar in high jump.

Oak­lan Othen sticks his land­ing in long jump.

Karla Ni­cholls in ac­tion dur­ing hur­dles.

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