Nicholas Stead has creamed his uncle Tyson's 25 year under 6 discus record, throwing 13.26 metres- 10cm more than the previous record.
Nicholas had been hovering just under the old record distance 13.16 mts for two months prior to Thursday's competition. His coach (dad, Quinton Stead) feels he has the ability to push the record out to 16 plus metres by the end of the season in late March.
Fourteen athletes collected 19 Personal Best Performances last week.
Jordan Davis topped the Personal Best improvement performances with four, out of five events. Jordan is still on a high after his New Zealand trip, with two track and two field PB's. In the 50 mts he lowered his time to record his first time under nine seconds with 8.95 sec. Jordan blitzed his old time for the 200 mts by nearly one second to stop the clock at 35.92 sec. While in the throws, Jordan eclipsed his shot and discus performances, moving his shot put distance up to 7.89 mts from 7.68 mts. In the discus Jordan Smashed his old PB by nearly 5 metres from 19.83 mts to an outstanding throw of 24.50 mts, just shy of the U/11 Cooma Record of 26.06 mts.
Other athletes who had multiple PB's on the night were:
1. Damian Kennedy (U7) in the 70 mts with 13.79 sec and excellent time over the 200 mts cutting off over one and a half seconds from his previous best when he cross the finish line in 47.03 sec.
2. Selene Sheen (U/9) picked up two PB's in the throws with nearly one metre in both the throws events; shot put is now up to 4.52 mts and discus 8.86 mts.
3. Kristian Zusak (U/9) is chipping away at his 200 mts time and slowly creeping down to 35 seconds. This week he chipped two tenths of a second off; recording 35.67 sec. Kristian pushed his shot put distance out to 5.40 mts, adding 87cms to his PB.
This week with school restarting for 2014, we will be going back to a full program with week three and the straight hurdles is on the program.
Also reminder the regional championship is only one month away and entries close February 14 for the centre.