05 May Gladstone Little Athletics Club Celebrates After Nationals
Gladstone’s Athletics Club Member, Archie, recently attended the Little Athletics Australia Championships in Victoria, winning several medals, and breaking three club records.
The Little Athletics Australia Championships were held in Albert park over the 23rd and 24th of April. On his first day at the Championships, Archie came second in Long Jump, creating a new personal best of 5.74 meters. He also came fourth in the 200 meter preliminaries, finishing ninth overall with a time of 25.31 seconds.
The second day saw further success for Archie, coming second in the 4 by 100 meter relay, third in triple jump with a new personal best of 11.63 meters and second in the 100 meter preliminaries with a time of 12.51 seconds. He also came fifth in the 100 meter final with a time of 12.34 seconds which was another new personal best, and second in the Medley Relay with a time of 2 minutes and 15.74 seconds.
Archie also broke three of the Gladstone Athletics Club’s records, including the 200 meters with a time of 25.31 seconds, beating the previous record of 25.33 seconds from four years ago. He also broke both of his own records in Long Jump and Triple Jump, going from 5.55 meters to 5.74 meters, and 11.51 to 11.63, respectively.