New records set at Little Athletics

New records were set at Cooma Little Athletics last Thursday.

Under 7 Gus Brabham ripped apart the 300m record as he claimed his first best performance so far this season. Gus lowered the old record by 2.38 seconds to 1m 13.06 seconds previously set in 2010 by Lachlan McGufficke.

Under 11 Emma McDonald just scraped past Chelsea Lunt's 200m hurdle record by half a second which was set only four weeks ago. Emma recorded 42.80 seconds for her run. The 200m hurdle heat with both girls going head to head was a close encounter with Chelsea only two and half metres between the girls. Chelsea's time was 43.34 sec.

Alyssa Zusak erased her own 200m hurdles record by 1.88 sec when she moved up a gear to break into the five metres per second for the hurdles for the first time. Alyssa's time was electrifying 38.21 seconds.

There was some amazing performances achieved on the track. Jessie Williams and Bailey Rogers battled it out over the 200m hurdles in the under 12 boys. Jessie ran just below his record run four weeks ago of 36.34 sec. Bailey was only two and a half metres behind. Bailey's run was a marked improvement on his last run as he lowered his personal best by over half a second to record 36.81 sec.

In the under 11s Nicholas Zusak recorded the third fastest time for his age group, clocking 38.81 sec. Julia Davis is improving with each run over the 200m hurdles, this week posting a person best of 47.22 sec and with extra training could be pushing the other girls.

Under 10 Taylah Maurier 200m was down on her inaugural record run a month ago but still performed well over the hurdles in clocking 47.38 sec.

In the under 10 boys Jordan Davis and Hugo Steiner had a friendly rivalry in all their races and the 200m hurdles is no exception.

This week Jordan still had the edge over Hugo over the hurdles but the gap is closing. Hugo lowered his time by two seconds (PB) to 42.02 sec, and is ready to pounce if Jordan makes a mistake. Jordan's time just fell short of his first run last month clocked at 40.60 sec.

There were two outstanding performances by the under 6s over the 300m. Kate Maurier motored around the track to cross the finish line in 1m 29.44 seconds. Damien Kennedy was the other under 6 to produce an excellent run over this distance in 1m 26.772 seconds.

The highlight in the field events was the under 12 triple jump where Jessie Williams came within a whisker of breaking a 10 year record producing a leap of 9.19m. This was a personal best leap by Jessie. Another night of outstanding improvements with 56 athletes chalking up 72 personal best's, the second highest for the season. Six athletes achieved three personal bests each. They were under 6s Wyatt Hurford and Riley Miller, under 7 girl Molly Norris, under 8 boy Charlie Alcock, under 10 Hugo Steiner and under 11 girl Julia Davis.

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