Bundaberg boys break state record
A BUNDABERG relay team has smashed the Queensland record in the under-15 4x100m event at the Queensland Little Athletics State Relay Championships, which were held in Brisbane last weekend.
The team of James Quinn, Jack Horton, Anthony Smith and David Wilson completed the event in 45.55 seconds to take gold and etch their names in the Queensland athletics’ record books.
“They race together at (Bundaberg State High) school and they decided to join little-As this year,” Bundaberg West Little Athletics publicity officer Justine Holmes said.
The foursome took on other teams from around Queensland.
They were the only Bundaberg West Athletics Club representatives to return home with gold medals, but there were plenty of other strong performances from the squad.
Christian Devon and Nicholas Chippendale came second in the under-12 boys’ discus, with a 57.93m total, and then backed up to get a bronze in the shot-put, with 16.04m.
Devon picked up another bronze medal with Keilan Major in the under-12 long jump, registering a total of 9m.
Kate Ennett and Nikita Taylor won a bronze medal for their efforts in the under-11 girls’ discus, and the boys’ under-12 4x100m relay team finished second, narrowly missing out on gold.
The girls’ under-11 4x100m relay team also won a silver medal, and the under-11 distance medley team finished third.
“Everyone who went down there represented their club with pride,” Holmes said.
“It showed that there is a lot of good athletes competing here in Bundaberg.”
The final 2009 competition of Bundaberg West Little Athletics is scheduled to take place tomorrow night.