Numbers were down on Wednesday, October 31 for Nowra Athletics Club’s track and field events, possibly due to Halloween adventures and a number of junior athletes competing at the NSW PPSA State Championships.
However there was still some great Halloween inspired running on show at the track with Erin Smart achieving two records. In the 100m she equalled the old record of 14.0 seconds which was previously hand-timed and set by C.McCallum in 1993. So technically she beat it by 0.3sec. In addition in the 400m Erin took three seconds off the 1984 record; clocking 1min 04.46sec. Congratulations Erin!
In the 1000m race Max Buckham took the win in 2min 59.25sec. Lachlan Kaszonyi ran in second and Ethan Havadjia took third. In the junior race Toby Dyball took the win followed by Harrison Baxter and Hamish McLaren.
In the 3km race Scott Martin was the victor with Marcus Baxter second and Lucas Johnson third.
Ethan Havadjia ran a strong 400m, clocking 59.63 as did Scott Martin who ran 01:05.36. Lucas Johnson and Will Dyball also ran well in the 400m.
In the sprint program athletes lined up for both the 100m and 150m. Lachlan Kaszonyi clocked the fastest 100m with 12.34. Sarah DeVries ran well with 13.59 whilst Paul Musgrove was the fastest veteran runner with 13.83.
It was great to welcome back Winter and Miller Bell to Nowra Athletics. We missed their enthusiasm! They ran with trademark smiles in the junior events. Mum, Elisha Bell finished the 3km in 12.24 minutes in her first run of the season and clocked 03:40.06 in the 1000m whilst Martin Bell ran 13:18.00 in the 3km and 03:40.80 in the 1000m.
In the high jump Paul Musgrove and Ella Dyball both cleared a top height of 1.35m. Meanwhile Lucas Johnson jumped 1.30 and Will Dyball 1.25. Liam Johnstone cleared 1.20m as did Alexandra Smith.
Hamish McLaren recorded the biggest shot distance of the night with 8.63m. Liam Johnstone threw 6.48m and Lucas Charalambous 4.86m.
Dean Bryce speared top place of 30.36m in javelin whilst Lachlan Kaszonyi reached 24.47m and Paul Beresford threw 21.28m.
In the senior women’s events Alissa Beresford threw 13.81m in javelin and 19.20m in discus. Melinda Mustapic spiked 14.61m in javelin and 12.92m in discus whilst all-rounder Sarah De Vries threw 11.57m in javelin and 14.73m in discus. Well done ladies!
We look forward to seeing everyone back on the track.