Kharla Hills, of the West Bundaberg Club, again showed all her class at the 2021 Nordic Sport Central Coast Regional Little Athletics Championships in Bundaberg on the weekend, breaking carnival records in each of her four victories.
The dynamic teen set new marks in the Under-17 Girls 100m (12.66sec), 200m (26.06sec), Long Jump (5.44m), and Triple Jump ( 11.52).
Monto sensation Lizzie Younger also posted four records in the same division with her wins in the 400m (1:01.00), 800m (2:24.29), 1500m (5:12.76), and Javelin (30.77m).
Annali Philpott, of Gladstone, was also in superb form in the distance events, rewriting three records, in Under-15 Girls 400m (1:03.09), 800m (2:25.07), and 1500m (5:02.31).
Two other athletes broke two records each, Lauren Trott, of Gayndah, in the Under-17 Girls 100m Hurdles (19.59sec) and 300m Hurdles (59.12sec), and Gladstone young gun Mack Geiger, in the Under-17 Boys110m Hurdles (15.83 sec) and 300m Hurdles (45.97sec).
A further nine competitors posted one new record each, Jada McCoombes (West Bundaberg) in the U-10 Girls 1100m Race Walk (6:47.77); Gladstone trio Milly Sharpe in U-13 Girls 1500m Walk (7:38.64), Lilly Gibson in U-17 Girls High Jump (1.56m), and Nicholas Barton in U-17 Boys High Jump (1.81m); Maryborough duo Kellie Davies in U-16 Girls Shot Put (12.60m) and Zac Ridgley in U-17 Boys Triple Jump (12.85m); Xavier Blair (Bundaberg) in U-12Boys 1500m Race Walk (9:19.69), Cody Pailthorpe (Monto) in U-16 Boys 110m Hurdles (18.27sec), and Joel Felgate (Isis District) in U-16 Boys Javelin (38.79m).
Gladstone had the biggest representation at the Little Athletics Central Coast titles with 47 athletes, one more than West Bundaberg, and they also amassed most points, chalking up 4943 from 238 events, with West Bundaberg second on 4229.5, with the Isis team of 29 third with 2916, followed by Maryborough, Bundaberg (1810), Monto, Hervey Bay, Burrum & Districts, and Gayndah.
West Bundaberg finished on top in the Multi-Class category with 563, ahead of Gladstone in second on 150.
West Bundaberg had 29 representatives who won one or more events, with Isis boasting 11 athletes who were among the winners, and Bundaberg having five.
Multiple Australian and Queensland champion Jonty Murdoch (West Bundaberg) really turned it on, winning four events in the U-14 Boys division all with Personal Bests, Long Jump (5.16m), Javelin with 57.58m, a massive 33.98m further than second placed Sam Murton (Isis), Discus with 52.44m, 30.04m more than Sam, and Shot Put with a mighty 18.59m, 10.57m in advance of runner-up Xander Cook (Maryborough).
Other West Bundaberg talents to achieve four or more wins included Pace Riddell (U-14 Boys 400m, 800m, High Jump, Triple Jump), Aaliyah Skoric (12-13 Girls Multi-Class Long Jump, Shot Pot, Javelin, 100m, 200m), Lily-Jane Prada-Tiger (U-12 Girls Discus, Javelin, Triple Jump, Shot Put), Jada McCoombes (U-10 Girls 1100m Walk, 400m, 800m, 200m), Emilia Davis (U-9 Girls High Jump, 400m, 100m, 200m), Maryella Skoric (8-9 Girls Multi-Class 100m, 200m, Long Jump, Discus, Shot Put), and Matilda Kemps (U-8 Girls 60m Hurdles, 100m, 70m, 200m)
Joel Felgate was Isis’ most successful competitor, racking up a hat-trick of wins, also beating all comers in the U-16 Boys’ Triple and Long Jumps.
The Law family carried the Bundaberg club to the fore, with Maddison and Lilee each notching four victories and Eli claiming two events.
Maddison triumphed in the U-16 Girls Triple Jump, High Jump, Long Jump and 90m Hurdles, with Lilee taking out the U-13 Girls Triple Jump, High Jump, 200m Hurdles and 200m, and Eli notching the U-11 Boys 80m Hurdles-100m double.
Xavier Blair and Rocco Maron were each also outstanding for the Bundaberg club with four wins each, with the former, apart from his record breaking 1500m Race Walk, also making the U-12 Boys High Jump, 80m Hurdles, and Shot Put his own, and the latter upholding a proud family sporting tradition by showing his style in the U-7 Boys 100m, 70m, 200m and Long Jump.
Many of the visiting athletes also had local connections, including Gladstone’s Dylan Gardiner, whose grandfather Peter Gardiner was a Bundaberg born and bred all-round talent in his youth, and who completed the U-13 Boys 100m, 200m and Long Jump treble.
Here are all the Little Athletics Central Coast winners from the three Bundaberg District clubs
Kharla Hills: Girls Under-17 100m, 200m, Triple Jump, Long Jump
Heath Hunter: Under-17 Boys 100m
Joshua Bulbert: Under-15 Boys 100m, 200m
Helaina Lisciotto: Under-14 Girls Discus, Shot Put
Pace Riddell: Under-14 Boys 400m, 800m, High Jump, Triple Jump
Kye Somerfield: Under-14 Boys 100m
Ethan Franchetto: Under-14 Boys 1500m
Allira Lisciotto: Under-13 Girls 400m
Aylah Wallace: Under-13 Girls 80m Hurdles, 100m
Koda Lawley: Under-13 Boys Triple Jump, High Jump, 200m Hurdles
Aaliyah Skoric: 12-13 Girls Multi-Class Long Jump, Shot Pot, Javelin, 100m, 200m
Lily-Jane Prada-Tiger: Under-12 Girls Discus, Javelin, Triple Jump, Shot Put
Harmonie Kelly: Under-12 Girls 100m, 200m
Heinrich Kirchner: Under-12 Boys Discus, Javelin
Jacob Last: 10-11 Boys Multi-Class Shot Put
Ryley Nimmo: Under-11 Boys 400m, 800m, 200m
Koby Irvine: Under-11 Boys 1500m
Jada McCoombes: Under-10 Girls 1100m Walk, 400m, 800m, 200m
Alexis Smith: Under-10 Girls High Jump
Austin Wynn: Under-10 Boys 60m Hurdles
Kallam Wynn: Under-10 Boys 70m
Emilia Davis: Under-9 Girls High Jump, 400m, 100m, 200m
Janiru Hewamadduma: Under-9 Boys 100m, 200m, 70m
Jake Garland: Under-9 Boys Long Jump, Shot Put, 800m
Hallee McCoombes: 8-9 Girls Multi-Class 400m, 800m
Maryella Skoric: 8-9 Girls Multi-Class 100m, 200m, Long Jump, Discus, Shot Put
Matilda Kemps: Under-8 Girls 60m Hurdles, 100m, 70m, 200m
Tia McCoombes: Under-7 Girls Shot Put
Rhys Felgate: Under-17 Boys Shot Put
Xavier George: Under-17 Boys 1500m, Discus
Sarah Onoprienko: Under-16 Girls 1500m, 800m
Balin Broughton: Under-16 Boys 1500m, 800m
Joel Felgate: Under-16 Boys Javelin, Triple Jump, Long Jump
Reece Volz: Under-15 Boys Long Jump
Emily Onoprienko: Under-14 Girls 80m Hurdles
Paris Edwards: Under-11 Girls Long Jump
Grace Hardy: Under-8 Girls Long Jump, Discus
Riley Jewess: Under-8 Boys 60m Hurdles, 70m
Dallas Kickbusch: Under-7 Boys Discus
Maddison Law: Under-16 Girls Triple Jump, High Jump, Long Jump, 90m Hurdles
Lilee Law: Under-13 Girls Triple Jump, High Jump, 200m Hurdles, 200m
Xavier Blair: Under-12 Boys High Jump, 80m Hurdles, 1500m Walk, Shot Put
Eli Law: Under-11 Boys 80m Hurdles, 100m
Rocco Marcon: Under-7 Boys 100m, 70m, 200m, Long Jump
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