Spectacular summer opener for athletes
by Ed Munks
12th October 2015
THE summer season kicked off on AFL Grand Final day with young athletes in hot form in the warm conditions, especially young runner Harriette Glover. Pre-season training was clearly evident with the up and coming middle distance runner performing well and winning the opening day 800m.
In the Under 10s category Rhianna Cummings was finding it tough at the end of the first lap of the 800m, but a short drink on the side of the track was enough to recharge her batteries for a sprint in the final 300m. The effort displayed terrific confidence and inner belief that Rhianna and her teammates, Cloe Woolard (back from a sojourn in Tasmania) and training partner Holly Hansen, can use to achieve some great results.
Shane Mills was back running strongly in the U10s and Odette Rusciano-Barrow returned in the U9s along with older sister Marchella in the U14s. The sisters are hoping to make a run at the state finals for the hurdles event after a strong winter season.
The relay season starts in October culminating in the Victorian State Championships at Lakeside Oval. This will be followed by the regional and state track and field championships and the state multi event – an event based on a variation of the decathlon. Furthermore, October is bring a friend month where mates can try out the sport for free.
For more information on East Doncaster Little Athletics contact coaching director Peter Sharpe 0413 777 107.