FRIENDS TO PLAY FIELDS
FOUR young champions returned home with more than smiles after the McDonalds State Relay Championships.
Clay Andrews, Toby Irvine, Nate Donald and Tyler Conquest, all 11-years-old and playing U12’s received silver medals after placing second at the 4x100m relay race.
Clay’s dad Grant Andrews said there were some changes that may have affected the team.
“For the last three years they’ve won silver, they won gold in 2017 breaking a state record, but in 2018 they got silver.
“One of the boys was also different in the last relay so it was great to see them all still working well together.
“We weren’t sure how it would go with one of the boys missing.
“But they did a fair bit of training and they managed to do very well,” Mr Andrews said.
Upon winning silver Mr Andrews said the boys “were ecstatic.”
“Clay’s been doing Caloundra Little Athletics for four years now, so has Tyler and the other two have been doing it for three years,” the proud dad said.
Not only do the boys run relay together, they are also huge football fans.
“They all play rugby league as well.
“All four of them have made the Caloundra State High School Rugby League Excellence program.
“They’ve very much looking forward to studying rugby among all the other subjects,” Mr Andrews said.
The young athletes will play not only school rugby but club rugby for the Caloundra Sharks this year.
There’s plenty of opportunity for the four young Caloundra’s athletes to compete at as the next State Championships are held in March.
WINNERS: Clay Andrews, Toby Irvine, Nate Donald and Tyler Conquest.