Athletics season winding down

A GREAT season of little athletics draws to a close in Kiama on Friday with the final of the pointscore competition.

Friday night will be the last chance to set personal bests in pursuit of the club's highest honour, the Dean Blair Memorial Trophy.

Presentations will be held on Friday, April 4 at the Kiama Leisure Centre starting at 5pm.

The season continues for 11 Kiama athletes at this year's State Track and Field Championships.

Congratulations to Samuel Aubin, Ewan Bell, Brianna Cairns, Dylan Egan, Taj Ford, Grace Mahon, Millie Mansfield, Maggie Page, Georgia Richards, Eliza Schweitzer and Tyrell Taione who will compete at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre between March 21 and 23.

Samuel Aubin will contest the 12 boys javelin, Ewan Bell the 15 boys 90m hurdles and 200m hurdles and Brianna Cairns the 12 girls 60m hurdles. Dylan Egan in the 10 boys has qualified for two events, the 200m and 400m, as did Taj Ford in the 9 boys with the 400m and 800m.

Grace Mahon will compete in the 12 girls triple jump, Millie Mansfield the 15 girls 1500m walk and Maggie Page the 12 girls 1500m walk.

Georgia Richards will be doing her best in the 10 girls 800m and 1500m while Eliza Schweitzer will contest three events, the 9 girls 60m hurdles, 100m and 400m. Tyrell Taione will be shooting to new heights in the 9 boys high jump.

Meanwhile, another club record fell, with under 9 athlete Taj Ford warming up for the state 800m with a time of 2 minutes 40.7 seconds, smashing the old mark by almost five seconds.

Don't forget to collect the weekly tickets from the boxes near the canteen on Friday. For more information and results visit lakiama.com.

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