Gloucester’s high achievers

Medalists: Anthony Shultz, Charlotte Maslen, Amy Shultz, Tahnee Yates and Harrison Clarke. Photo supplied
Medalists: Anthony Shultz, Charlotte Maslen, Amy Shultz, Tahnee Yates and Harrison Clarke. Photo supplied

Gloucester Little Athletics Centre was represented by 29 athletes who competed at the recent Regional Carnival, held in Tamworth.

All athletes competed to the best of their abilities over the two day carnival. The 29 athletes set 41 personal best (PB) times in their events with 11 athletes awarded medals during the weekend. A great result for our small club.

Seven athletes have progressed to the State carnival to be held in March, we are hopeful another two will get selected on a countback of distances and times once all the regional carnivals have been held.

Notable results over the weekend were Liam Wamsley winning gold in the under 8 shot put, Sienna Macdonald finished third in the 60 metres hurdles, Holly Anderson walked her way to the bronze medal in the under 10 1100m walk event, Kelly Groves jumped a PB in the under 13 triple jump to place second, Anthony Shultz medalled in the under 13 shot put coming second, Amy Shultz secured a bronze medal in the under 14 shot put and Keely Yates surprised everyone (including herself) when she threw a 4 metre PB in the under 14 javelin event to secure a silver medal.

Our senior athletes have performed well at club level, setting numerous club records during the season, and they continued this form during the weekend with Harrison Clarke finishing third in the long jump, triple jump and javelin, with a PB in all three events.

Kelly Groves in action competing in triple jump. Photo supplied

Kelly Groves in action competing in triple jump. Photo supplied

Kieran Schneider medalled in the throwing events with a second in both the shot put and discus.

Our golden girls, Tahnee Yates and Charlotte Maslen, had a successful weekend with Tahnee securing a  gold medal in the 800m, 1500m and 3km and a silver in the shot put. Charlotte won gold in the discus and shot put and won a silver medal in the javelin.

The weekend was enjoyed by all who attended.

A special mention and thanks to Julian Schneider, our club president and coach, for his support and guidance to the athletes during the weekend and in the training sessions leading up to the event.

Thanks also to Danielle Butler, Kenneth Wamsley, Andrew Hughes and Harrison Clarke for help during the training sessions.

You are all positive role models to the younger athletes, giving them hints on ways to improve their technique and cheering them on during their events.