Massive medal haul for Albury Athletics Club at the Little Athletics Victoria State Track and Field Championships

WELL DONE: Albury Athletics Club's Victorian medallists Ethan Talbot, Mikayla Talbot, Scarlet Galvin and Mitchall Anderson performed brilliantly. Picture: MARK JESSER

WELL DONE: Albury Athletics Club's Victorian medallists Ethan Talbot, Mikayla Talbot, Scarlet Galvin and Mitchall Anderson performed brilliantly. Picture: MARK JESSER

Rising star Mikayla Talbot took out gold in the under nine girls long jump at the recent Little Athletics Victoria State Track and Field Championships.

The nine-year-old Jindera Public School student jumped 3.85 metres to win, 11 centimetres ahead of her closest competitor.

The little athlete remained humble when talking about her victory.

“I just want to thank my mum and dad, my coach and Albury Little Athletics,” she said.

“I’m so happy.”

A total of 12 talented athletes from Albury Little Athletics took part in the State Track and Field Championships at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne.

Albury High student Mitchall Anderson, 15, took out silver in discus and bronze in shot put in the hotly-contested under 15 boys age group.

Scarlett Galvin, of St Patrick’s Holbrook, 10, won silver in the under 10 girls high jump.

Mikayla’s brother, Ethan Talbot, 13, won bronze in under 13s boys long jump.

It was the icing on the cake for Ethan who is one of only 11 boys in the state to qualify for a spot in the Victorian team for the Australian Little Athletics Championships to be held at Sydney Olympic Park in April.

Albury Little Athletics president Brett Schofield was ecstatic with the impressive results.

“It was a great weekend for Albury Little Athletics with all our athletes getting some great results and fantastic personal bests,” Schofield said.

“Their hard work has paid off and the club couldn’t be more proud”

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