DESPITE weather affecting the Little Athletics NSW Region 2 Championships at Lake Macquarie this month, the Aberdeen club still had plenty to celebrate.
Hot conditions hampered the opening weekend of the event at the Hunter Sports Centre, before rain intervened seven days later.
"It certainly went from one extreme to another in a very short space of time," Aberdeen Little Athletics' Denise Bell said.
"Due to the sweltering heat, only the preliminary heats were run on February 1 and 2.
"There were no finals.
"For the field [disciplines], each competitor had three attempts, then those who made the top eight received an extra attempt.
"Competition was eventually suspended as the temperature failed to subside.
"Those results were recorded, with the rest of the events which were postponed, to the following weekend."
Bell praised the efforts of Grace Partridge, Jackson Birch, Bella-Rose Partridge and Ruby Brochtrup.
"Congratulations to all four athletes for representing Aberdeen," she said.
"Ruby won her heats in the 60m hurdles and 100m sprint, before finishing third and fourth overall respectively.
"She also placed first in the long jump, with 3.91m, and now qualifies for the Little Athletics NSW State Championships later this month.
"The one setback was an injury to Jackson.
"He'd qualified for the under-9 shot put, however he fractured his arm the day before the event which was on the second weekend.
"So, consequently, he had to forfeit."