Wollongong Athletics juniors impressive at Campbelltown meet

Quick times: Chelsea Ezeoke was a standout at Campbelltown. Picture: Sylvia Liber
Quick times: Chelsea Ezeoke was a standout at Campbelltown. Picture: Sylvia Liber

Congratulations to three Wollongong juniors who competed in an open class event at Campbelltown.

With other top juniors and adults at the meet, Jett Link clocked 8.15 sec in the open men 60m and 20.02 in the 150m.

Holly Rea (Open Women 60m) was also impressive with a time of 9.07 sec and the 150m in 21.48, so too Chelsea Ezeoke (Open Women 60m) 8.02 sec, 150m 19.00 (both were the second fastest times).

Chelsea had the fastest time in the open women 300m with 41.93 sec, a third best of 10.96 metres in the combined men and women shot put and 13.35 metres in an event where three jump lengths are added together called the aggregate long jump.

The next track meet for those wanting to keep their skills up before the start of next season will be at the Bankstown track on June 17.

The Waratah short course cross country series is a rebranding of the former cross country programs, but with a greater focus of family participation.

The next round, will be held at the Willandra course, Nowra on June 23, then at Kembla Joggers track at Integral Energy Park on July 8.

Coaching has started up for pole vault.

Sessions are usually held at Beaton Park on Sunday morning starting at 8am.

Our website, www.athleticswollongong.org.au, features a complete list of 13 coaches covering all disciplines from track to field events.

Any athlete qualifying through the earlier school based carnivals at this time of year will benefit from the input of these very experienced and capable coaches.

Phil Frkovic, one of our throws coaches will be holding an informal competition in hammer, shot and discus, on June 16 at 12pm at Beaton Park. The event is open to all members of the general public and club members.

Athletics Wollongong will be holding a 60th anniversary celebration at the Wollongong Tennis Club on August 25.

Meanwhile keep up to date with the organisational process by visiting the Athletics Wollongong and Southern Flame 60th anniversary Facebook page.

Huge congratulations are in order for local primary school teacher Chloe Tighe who on the June long weekend contested the prestigious professional race event known as the Leonora Golden Mile held in Western Australia.

Chloe won the event against the local very talented Commonwealth games and Olympic rep Madeleine Heiner pocketing $6000 and a gold bar in the process.

Chloe has amazed many with her courageous return to athletics after having to leave the sport as a promising junior due to injury. We all wish Chloe the very best in her move to the UAE at the end of this year.

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