Records meant to be broken

Cooma Little Athletics begins the second half of the season today (January 9) with the multi-event program, which includes a Dash (50m), Long Jump, Sprint (200m), Discus Throw, Middle Distance Run (300m for U/6-U/8) and 800 mts Run.

Their performances are awarded points for their age group and so U/6 athlete has the same chance of taking out the Multi-Event as a U/15 Athlete.

Records are to be broken, and with the setting of new records that are over 10 seasons old, we are trying to have the old record holder present the new record holder with their certificate.

On December 12 U/6 Nicholas Stead broke the U/6 Shot Put Record with a heave of 4.98 mts which was held by Corey Thomas at 4.95mts recorded on March 2 1995 at Cooma Showground.

On the December 19 Corey was able to attend our Christmas and present Nicholas with his records certificate.

A little bit of history on Corey Thomas at Cooma Athletics from 1994-2000.

Corey joined the Centre in 1994-95 season as U/6 athlete. We were then at the Cooma Ground facilities. Corey had a very fruitful first season by setting records in 50 mts Dash 8.95 sec (still standing) and the Shot Put record 4.95 mts.

Corey also set records as a U/9 in the Shot Put in 1997/98 season with 8.12 mts (still standing).

Again as a U/10 (1999), showed his versatility by setting a new records in 50 mts Dash with flying run of 7.08 sec (still standing) and again the Shot Put out to 9.40 mts (still standing).

Later in 1999 as U/11 smashed the old Shot Put record by over 2 metres with a massive heave reaching 11.29 mts (still standing).

In 2000-1 season Corey was introduced to Hammer Throwing and in his first season as U/12 he set a Hammer record of 26.59 mts. Then in the following season as U/13 Corey moved up a weight and posted another Hammer Throw with heave of 23.10 mts (still standing).

Corey represented Cooma at ACT Regional's and State Championships over this period.

Corey also presented recorde certificate U/14 Girl Miruna Moruz for breaking her own record in the U/14 200 mts Hurdles 38.97 sec.

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