Muswellbrook, Aberdeen athletes target Region 2 Championships at Glendale

ON YOUR MARKS: Muswellbrook Little Athletics Club members Flynn Snewin, Tyler Powell, Jessica Foreman and Mackenzie Day.

ON YOUR MARKS: Muswellbrook Little Athletics Club members Flynn Snewin, Tyler Powell, Jessica Foreman and Mackenzie Day.

THE Muswellbrook Little Athletics Club will launch a seven-prong assault on the Region 2 Championships this month at the Hunter Sports Centre, Glendale.

Following an excellent campaign at the Hunter Zone Championships at Kurri Kurri in December, seven members are targeting glory on February 18 and 19. 

Leading the charge is Teagan Anderson, Flynn Snewin, Mackenzie Day, Jessica Foreman, Luke Motbey, Tyler Powell and Tayla-Jane Anderson.

They’ll contest a total of 19 events, from under-8s to under-15s.

In the under-8s, Anderson will compete in the 60m hurdles and discus while Snewin is setting his sights on the 60m hurdles and shot put.

Day faces the under-10 60m hurdles, 70m and 100m sprints, and high jump.

Foreman has a busy schedule, too, in the under-12 high jump, shot put, 100m and 200m sprints.

In the under-13s, Motbey will challenge himself in the 400m and 800m, while Powell focuses on the triple jump, 80m hurdles and 100m.

Fifteen-year-old Anderson is leaping into the high jump and triple jump.

“It’s a great number for the club,” fundraising officer Melissa Powell said.

“And, they’ve been training hard for the upcoming event.

“Each of them is hoping to record PBs (personal best times), anything better will be icing on the cake.

“They’re aiming for the next level, which is state.

“We’re proud of all the participants – and know they’ll do their best.”

Meanwhile, the Aberdeen Senior and Little Athletics Centre will also be represented at Glendale.

Bronx Geerin, Malaki Poa, Bella-Rose Partridge and Kate Lloyd all progressed through to the two-day event.

Geerin is eyeing off the under-9 200m sprint, Poa tackles the under-10 high jump and long jump double, Partridge lines up in the under-13 1500m, 3000m and javelin and Lloyd hits the circuit for the under-17 1500m and 3000m. 

GOOD LUCK: Aberdeen Senior and Little Athletics Centre's Malaki Poa, Kate Lloyd and Bella-Rose Partridge.

GOOD LUCK: Aberdeen Senior and Little Athletics Centre's Malaki Poa, Kate Lloyd and Bella-Rose Partridge.

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