Records tumble at Albury Little Athletics' open day

HARD WORK: The strain shows during Albury Little Athletics Centre's open day. The event attracted competitors from as far as four hours away. Picture: MARK JESSER

HARD WORK: The strain shows during Albury Little Athletics Centre's open day. The event attracted competitors from as far as four hours away. Picture: MARK JESSER

Twelve records have been broken at the Albury Little Athletics Centre’s open day.

Kiahna Evans broke her own records in the under 16 girls shot put and discus.

The Albury Athletic Club member smashed her discus mark by 2½m, and added another 40cm in shot put.

Ethan Talbot slashed a ¼sec off the under 13 boys 80m hurdles, which was set by Ben Heather in 1998.

Aiden Hill also broke a record dating back to the 90s.

Albury United soccer star Caleb Martin held the under eight 200m mark of 34.95sec, but the Albury Little Athletics member dropped that to 34.69.

And Wagga’s Georgia Hallam added 3cm to the under 13 girls high jump mark.

The record was previously held by Brandy Galvin.

Around 175 contested the event, with some travelling from as far as the Mornington Peninsula and Bendigo, as well as the Border and North East.

“We were really happy with the day as everything ran smoothly,” Little A’s Michelle Furze said.

“We introduced seniors a few years ago, and it shows the little kids there’s life after Little A’s.

“It also provides more competition for our kids and not only that but it allows them to mix with the others, and become friends with them.”

It’s a busy time for some members from the club, with 14 teams set to tackle the State relay titles in Melbourne on December 17.

And Albury will then host its relaython in February, which raises money for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The club will match the donations dollar-for-dollar.

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