Celebration round for athletes enjoyed by all

Under 11s little athletes competed against their parents in the final round of the season. Picture: SUPPLED.

By Jamie Strudley

The final round of athletics action for Yarra Ranges’ Little Athletics club members, celebration round, was an opportunity for parents to join in the fun. Our little athletics athletes thrived on the chance to beat mum and/or dad in their running, jumping and throwing events.

There was plenty of encouragement from around the track and undoubtedly sore bodies afterwards. The level of laughter, smiles and friendly banter was fun to see and hear.

Next weekend is the presentation morning for our little athletics athletes. Check emails and socials for the schedule.

Carolyn Rosenbrock continued her fine run of form this summer taking out the Victoria Masters 3000m track walk title, recording 16.43.96. Carolyn also took out the 1500m walk in 8.09.99

Ash Almond had a big weekend at the Masters championships. Competing in the 30-34 age group, Ash took gold in Hammer (24.99m), Javelin (48.11m) and 110 Hurdles (22.22) and silver in High Jump (1.45m) and Discus (29.75m).

Jared Byrne and Max Savill-Bentley competed in the Wangaratta Marathon. Max finishing fourth in a smart 2 hours 47.32 minutes, Jared in 5th running 2 hours 51.37.

We had six athletes competing at the final Vic Milers event for the season. Zoe Clarke chased hard over 800m to record 2.21.53. Kristina Nackovski had one of her best runs of the season to record 2.34.43. Pete Nackovski and Craig Hewitson went head to head in the opening 800m race of the evening, Pete running 2.20.6 and Craig 2.31.9.

Brigette Rice returned to racing over 1500m running 4.50.66 while Harry Norman ran a solid 3.51.23 in the Men’s A race.

Cross country training for under 12yo’s will start up on Tuesday evenings in April, enjoy the rest! Seniors training (13yo plus) is on Tuesday and Thursday from 5.30pm at Morrison Reserve. Yarra Ranges Athletics welcomes and encourages all athletes of any age or ability.

Go to www.lavic.com.au or www.athsvic.org.au or email info@yarrarangesathletics.org.au for information about events and registration. Cross Country is coming!

For information on training, how to join or trial, photos, results and updated news, visit the website at yarrarangesathletics.org.au or check us out on Facebook. Run, Jump, Throw…too easy!