Margaret River athlete secures spot on state team

The Margaret River Little Athletics Club had a great showing at the recent State championships.
The Margaret River Little Athletics Club had a great showing at the recent State championships.

The Western Australian Little Athletics State Championships were held in Perth late last month, with four young athletes representing Margaret River - the Smith girls, Holly, Taylor and Lily, along with Pippa Jakovich.

The event posed tough competition for the South West girls, but they fought hard, had a fabulous weekend and brought home several personal bests (PBs) and a couple of State titles.

Holly Smith took the gold and is the new Western Australian State champion for U15 Girls high jump.

On the back of this incredible result, Holly has also been selected for the WA Team.

It is such a huge accomplishment to be competing at this level and everybody is so incredibly proud of her achievement. Holly also ran the 800m, placing 4th, and the 1500m, placing 6th.

Lily Smith is the new WA State champion in the U11 Girls 200 metres beating out tough competition and running an immaculate race. Lily also ran the 100m, coming second in the U11 100m final.

It was an amazing run with a photo finish, and a solid Personal Best time of 14:02sec.

Taylor Smith also had a great meet in the U13 girls, finishing 5th in the 200m hurdles, 11th in the 400m and 7th in the high jump.

Pippa Jakovich loved being a part of the state championships event, finishing 6th in the U9 girls 60m hurdles.

All of the girls did extremely well, and we are so proud to have had them representing Margaret River alongside such strong competition. It really was the best of the best!

Meanwhile, back in Margaret River, the Athletics Club had our last meet for the season.

It has been a great season this year with many familiar and a lot of new faces joining our club. Such a strong effort by all members and their families in ensuring the smooth running of the events each week.

Margaret River Athletics 2020/21 Awards

Junior Champion Boy: Jake Turnbull

Runner up: Oliver Haywood

Junior Champion Girl: Edie Pengelley

Runner up: Amelia Haywood

Intermediate Champion Boy: Tom Miller

Runner up: Jake Hunter

Intermediate Champion Girl: Leila Moulton

Runner Up: Hayley Fiakowski

Senior Champion Boy: Louie Gibbs

Runner Up: Joseph D'Almeida

Senior Champion Girl: Lily Bowler

Runner Up: Calahni Black

Little Athletics is a fun and social activity for kids aged 5 to 15 years. It teaches skills in events including running, jumping and throwing. Athletics is about fun, participation, performance, technique and getting involved with your family with physical, healthy activity.

The Little Athletics season runs Term 4 and Term 1. If you would like more info and to see what it's all about, like us Facebook, and keep a look out for our club trial days.

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