Williams collects third record in five weeks

Jessie Williams is setting the track on fire with his third record in five weeks as he snatched the under 12 100m on Thursday night.

A sensational run from start to finish, Jessie was hard pressed by Bailey Rogers who was only half a metre behind him as they broke through the tape with Jessie clocking 13.97 sec. and Bailey 14.04 sec.

Both Jessie and Bailey set new personal best times.

Some of the younger athletes stepped up this week to be top performers on the night.

The under 9 boys produced an incredibly close finish 1.6m separating first to third places. Reuben Hooper forged ahead over last 10m to claim first with an 8.59 sec (PB), followed by Will Miller 8.66 sec (PB) and Colby McDonald 8.89 sec.

Under 7 girl Molly Norris 9.90 sec and under 7 boy Angus Wood 9.72 sec both had excellent personal best times in the 50m.

The 400m saw sisters Clara and Lucy Thornton "Hot Footing" it around the track in their respective age groups as they collected person best's for outstanding times. Clara under 8 clocked a time of 1m 37.53sec and was within five seconds of the record. In the under 9s Lucy ran 1m 30.22 sec and was second fastest time of any girl on the night.

Just two seconds separated Hugo Steiner (1m 25.00 sec) and Philip Webb (1m 27.00 sec) over the 400m in the under 10s race with both boys producing their best runs this season.

The under 11 girls 400m had all eight lanes occupied. The top three runners all performed well to record their second best runs for he season. Crossing the line in first place was Emma McDonald in 1m 32.25 sec, follow by Brenna Clayton in 1m 33.59 sec and Laura Hobbs in 1m 35.59 sec.

Bailey Rogers (U/12), Kate Hobbs (U/15) and Clayton Miners (U/12), all had someone to chase after, in their 400m. One of the Original Cooma Little A'ers of 1981 (then under 7), Quinton Stead now a father of a Little Athletic member.

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