Raymond Terrace athletes excel at NSW country championships
Twelve Raymond Terrace Little Athletics Centre members collected an incredible 36 medals when they traveled to Dubbo earlier this month to compete in the NSW country championships.
The forecast rain, which everyone in Dubbo was praying for, unfortunately did not eventuate, but the competition was halted for an hour due to a dust storm.
“It was an incredibly successful event for our competitors with every one of them coming home with medals,” a committee member said.
“A number of competitors managed to record personal best times, in addition to the huge haul of 36 medals. The carnival also proved to be a fabulous preparation for the regional championships, to be held on February 1 and 2 at Glendale Athletics Track.”
Raymond Terrace athletes at the NSW country championhsips in Dubbo.
Some of the leading placegetters were:
Cody Hancock U16s: 1st high jump, 2nd long jump. 2nd 200m hurdles, 2nd triple jump, 2nd 100m hurdles & 3rd 100m; Cooper McKenna U13s: 1st long jump, 1st 90m hurdles, 2nd 100m, 2nd 200m, 3rd high jump.
Dixie Conlon U13s: 1st 80m hurdles triple jump, 2nd 100m, 2nd long jump; Ebony Newton U16s: 1st 200m hurdles, 1st 90m hurdles, 2nd 100m, 2nd 200m; Sienna Newton U14s: 1st 200m hurdles, 1st 80m hurdles, 3rd long jump; Liam Fairweather U20s: 1st long jump, 2nd 100m.
Thomas McKenna U10s: 2nd long jump, 3rd 100m, 3rd 200m; Zane Edwards U11s: 1st 100m, 1st 200m; Ben Edstein U20s: 1st 5000m; Max Haynes U14s: 3rd 200m hurdles, 3rd triple jump; U16s 4X100m relay 2nd (Cody, Cooper, Max and Dixie).
“The relay was a thrilling race with seven teams entered, generating lots of cheering from the stands, with Raymond Terrace stealing 2nd place on the line from Armidale.
“It was thrilling for a number of reasons; it was a last minute entry that had been denied by the organisers earlier in the day only to be allowed entry just half an hour before the race, and because it was such a young team comprising two 11-year-olds, a 12-year-old girl and a 14-year-old.”