Athletics is alive and flourishing on the Border with Albury athletes dominating at recent state championship events.
Ethan Talbot took out bronze at the Victorian Little Athletics State Combined Event Championships held at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne.
He also earned his second selection in the Victorian Little Athletics state team to compete at the Australian Little Athletics Championships – becoming the first athlete from the Border region to do so.
Talbot has two pending Victorian best performance records in high jump and long jump.
Logan Sandland capped off a stellar season by winning four under-14s events at the recent ACT Athletics Championship.
He competed against athletes older than him and claimed gold in javelin, shot put, discus and the hammer throw.
Sandland also has a pending ACT all comers record with his 41.65m effort in the hammer throw.
Xyvalenne Beale was equally impressive in her age group at the championships, claiming four golds in javelin, shotput, discus and hammer throw as well.
Both athletes hold dual memberships with Little Athletics and Albury senior athletics, allowing them the opportunity to compete at these championships, which is one of the benefits of athletics on the Border.
Albury Little Athletics president Jerrem McGuire was ecstatic with the achievement of the trio.
"We have watched these athletes grow this season," he said.
"We are so proud to have them as part of our club, they have all worked very hard for this success and should be extremely proud of their achievements."
This weekend will see 300 athletes competing at Albury’s Les O’Brien Athletics Precinct at the Northern Country Region Regional Carnival, all with the dream of qualifying for the state competition in March.
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