Little athletes excel

A GROUP from Gloucester Little Athletics Club travelled to Sydney on the weekend of March 22 and 23 to compete in the State Little Athletics Championships. Although only a small club, Gloucester sent a team of five athletes.

Daniel and Andrew Hughes with Harrison Clarke and Kieran Schneider.

Daniel and Andrew Hughes with Harrison Clarke and Kieran Schneider.

Daniel Hughes finished 13th in the under 17s boys’ 1500m walk in a time of 12 minutes and 49 seconds. Kenneth Wamsley was 10th in the under 17s shot put (5kg) throwing a distance of 12.14m.

Andrew Hughes came 12th in the under 14s 1500m finishing in a time of 13 minutes.

Harrison Clarke competed in three events, narrowly missing a medal in the under 12s boys’ long jump in which he finished fourth after jumping 5.4m. He also finished seventh in the triple jump with a new personal best of 10.81m and 13th in the 100m in a time of 12.77 seconds.

Kieran Schneider also narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing fourth in the under 13s boys’ shot put (3kg) with a personal best throw of 12.18m.

Thanks to Julian Schneider for coaching.