Jackson one step away from record

Under 8 Jackson Walsh flashed past the finishing post in the 70 mts on Thursday night to be only just 70 centimetres behind the event record of 11.20 sec. Jackson's time of 11.31 sec puts him well in contention to finish in the top four athletes in this event at the Regional Carnival next month.

Nick Zusak is still trying to have the perfect race conditions to push him to capture the U12 100mts record 13.97 sec.

So far the summer has thrown up some curly weather either too hot (33 plus degrees) or coolish (20 degrees) or the grass is too long. The club is hoping that by mid March the conditions will be just right for Nick to mount his attack on the record. This week he managed 14.59 sec.

Kristian Zusak (U9) is looking forward to the ACT Championships, both Regional's and State next month. This week Kristian's runs over the 100mts (16.75s) and 70mts (11.44s) puts him in good stead for the carnivals.

Molly Norris topped the girls performances on the night.

Molly was the top girl sprinter with a blistering run over the U8 70mts dash with a PB time of 12.25 sec, bringing her within 10 per cent of the record.

Alyssa Zusak (U13) put on an excellent display of sprinting on the night with two outstanding performances in both of her events. In the 50mts sprint she clocked 8.22 seconds and over the 100mts stopped the clock on 15.67 sec.

Sasha Allen (U12) raced away in her heat of the 100mts (16.25 sec) to place her as the third best Sprinter performance on the night.

Burnum Brademann (U13) produced a PB with another sub three minute run over the 800mts. It is the second time this year that Burnum has gone below three minutes; this week he trimmed his time down to 2:55.80 sec.

Burnum's younger brother Ollo had a battle on his hands in the U10 boys against the improving Reuben Hooper. Both boys push each other for the whole distance with Ollo Brademann outlasting Reuben over the final stages of the race. Ollo clocked 3:09.87 sec (PB by 3 sec) and Reuben 3:10.52 sec (BP of 10 sec) and the distance at end was just over 2 metres.

Both McDonald brothers Colby (U10) and Justin (U9) both ran well in their respective races. Colby covered the distance with his second best time for the season of 3:23.63 sec and Justin eclipsed his previous time by four seconds to a new PB of 3:24.32 sec.

Field events

Taylah Maurier (U11) achieved a PB in Shot Put with a throw of 8.48mts, just half a metre behind her mother's best at the local level of 9.08mts in 1988. Taylah hopes she can top the 9mts mark by the time of the ACT Little A's State Champs in late March.

Emma McDonald (U12), with a PB in the High Jump of 1.15mts, is on her way to the regional carnival with ability to post many outstanding jumps along the way.

The U14 girls also displaying excellent talent in the High Jump with Miruna Moruz equalling her PB of 1.20mts and just behind her was Hayley Morris with 1.15mts.

Emma Watkins (U12) pushed her Shot Put PB out to 6.74mts, an increase of 98cms.

Jordan Davis (U11) produced his season second best discus throw of 23.89mts, bringing him in range of the centre record of 26.06 mts.

U10 Reuben Hooper leapt to a new PB in the High Jump with a leap of 1.13mts.

Hugo Steiner and Jordan Davis had all cannons blazing over at the Shot Put rink, both boys obliterated their old PB's, with Hugo firing with new gun powder increased his PB by well over two metres to 8.20mts and Jordan's cannon was outshining Hugo's by 0.26mts to move his PB out to 8.46mts.

With these two battling it out, Jason Kelly is slowly keeps moving his PB up towards the 7mts mark. This week Jason was able to reach 6.40 mts.

In the U9 shot there is less than a metre between all the boys, Justin McDonald (6.12 m), with Nicholas Moruz (5.98 m), Charlie Alcock (5.81 m) PB and Kristian Zusak (5.48 m) PB.

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