Chown State-bound on athletics scene

Eighteen athletes from Wellington competed in the Little Athletics Regional Championships at Dubbo this month.

REPRESENT: Members of Wellington's Little Athletics attended the Regional Championships at Dubbo recently. Photo: Facebook

REPRESENT: Members of Wellington's Little Athletics attended the Regional Championships at Dubbo recently. Photo: Facebook

Blake Chown qualified for State in Triple Jump and Hurdles in the Under 12 boys section, while Georgia Veech and Charlie Kiss also returned top three placings and are awaiting results from other regional carnivals.

Kate Kiss of Wellington Little Athletics said young competitors also returned promising results across a total of 54 individual entries.

“Jackson Ross in the Under 8s would have made it in two events, possibly three, but only nine years plus go on to State,” she said.

“He was devastated that he couldn’t go.” 

She praised the attitude and performance of all Wellington athletes.

“All athletes performed so well, creating new personal bests and displaying great aspects of sportsmanship,” Kiss said.

In results Blake Chown landed first in the Under 12 boys 60m hurdles (11.40), sixth in high jump (1.25m) and second in triple jump (9.28m). 

Olivia Dimmick finished seventh in the girls Under 18 700m run pack start (3:43.59).

Charlie Kiss finished sixth in the Boys Under 10 800m run (3:15.68), third in high jump (1.08m), 12th in long jump (3.01m) and 11th in discuss 500 gram (14.80m). 

Heidi Klein finished 10th in the Under 9 girls long jump (2.94m). 

Anna Lee placed 11th in the girls Under 13 discuss 750 grams (13.34m), 10th in shot put 3kg (6.18m), and ninth in javelin 400gram (12.41m). 

Alexandria Morley placed 11th in the girls Under 13 triple jump (6.61m) and shot put 3kg (6.15m), 10th in javelin 400 grams (11.50m) and fifth in discus 750 gram (19.01m).

Lachlan Morley landed 11th in the boys Under 9 high jump (0.90m) and 13th in the 800m run (3:21.85). 

Rosie Quirk placed fourth in the girls Under 9 high jump (1.00m) and seventh in long jump (3.13m).

John Riley finished 15th in boys Under 9 shot put (4.25m); and Shaylee Riley 12th in girls Under 11 shot put (5.82m).

Jackson Ross earned a first place in the boys Under 8 shot put (6.51m), a third in discuss (15.78m), a second in the 200m spring (35.89 and an eighth in the 100m sprint (17.79). 

Ky Runciman returned two seventh positions in the Under 10 boys high jump (1.00m) and shot put (6.26m).

Georgia Veech was successful in the Female Under 11s category, returning a third in the 60m hurdles (11.78), and a seventh in triple jump (6.82m) and a 10th in shot put (6.05m). 

Wellington Little Athletics now turns its attention to the annual presentation night to be held on Monday, March 12 at the Wellington Soldiers and Memorial Club from 6pm.

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