Strong young contingent emerges

THERE was some fierce competition in some tough conditions at the recent Little Athletics Regional Championships, however the 39 Kiama athletes attending did the club proud with some great results.

The championships were held over two extremely wet days at the Kerryn McCann Athletic Centre in Wollongong where Kiama athletes were up against competitors from clubs from the Wollongong area, the Southern Highlands and as far as Wagga Wagga, Deniliquin and Griffith.

At this stage at least seven Kiama athletes have automatically qualified to take part in next month's State Championships at Homebush.

There may be more who qualify based on next best times, heights and distances when results are collated from the other regions.

Among the highlights were two gold medals to under-9 athlete Taj Ford in the 400m and 800m, gold to Dylan Egan in the under-10s 400m and gold to under-9s Eliza Schweitzer in the 400m.

Results are available on the NSW Little Athletics website.

Special thanks to zone co-ordinator Craig Scott, team manager Brad Page and other committee members and parents who also did it tough helping out with club duties on a difficult weekend.

The club's pointscore competition continues on Friday night.

Another club record fell on February 14 with Maggie Page setting a new mark in the under-12s girls javelin of 17.51m and Cooper Roberts setting a new record in the 12 boys javelin of 24 metres.

Since the Christmas break new club records have also been set by Ewan Bell in the 15 boys 100m hurdles and Jade Cowgill in the 17 girls javelin.

For more information about Kiama's Little Athletics visit lakiama.com.

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