New mark for Taryn
TARYN Gollshewsky continued her preparations for this month's schools state titles in the best way possible on Friday night.
Gollshewsky put all of her effort into the discus, as she threw a new record of 32.02m at the Bundaberg Athletics Club meeting.
That performance bettered the old under-14 girls mark by 4cm, which she set only a week earlier.
Bundaberg Athletics Club publicity officer Judy Grummitt said Gollshewsky had been steadily improving for some time.
"Taryn's grown a lot, which really helps her throws," Grummitt said.
"Strength is a big part of the field events, and Taryn is coming on in leaps and bounds.
"It was pleasing to see, especially with the state titles this month."
Even though the younger competitors continued to shine, the older members of the club also put their hand up.
One of those who proved age is no barrier was Masters competitor Noel Bailey.
Bailey left many of his more youthful club-mates in awe, as he cleared a height of 1.30m in the over-50s division.
Grummitt said it was an outstanding effort by Bailey, who was coy when revealing his actual age.
"It was really good to see Noel jump a big height like 1.30m," Grummitt said.
"We asked him how old he was - he just laughed and said he was over 50."
Despite the school holiday's, Grummitt was pleasantly surprised by the support shown by the athletes.
"There was at least 100 people on the track and in the field, so it was a good night," she said.
The strength of the Bundaberg club was shown when seven members gained selection in the Australian team to take part in the 8th IAAF Oceania Open and Under 18 Championships, to be held in Apia, Samoa, in December.