Lockyer District Athletics Club national qualifiers (from left) Joel Walk, Annie McGuire and Hayley Reynolds.
Lockyer District Athletics Club national qualifiers (from left) Joel Walk, Annie McGuire and Hayley Reynolds. Contributed

Athletes display fine early form

WEST Moreton Anglican College student Annie McGuire showed she was on target for a huge long jump season.

The Lockyer District Athletics Club competitor impressed at the recent championships for primary and secondary schools.

Annie outclassed her rivals in the under 16 event with a big leap of 5.75m.

Prior to that, she placed second in her high jump competition with a good performance of 1.62m.

Faith Lutheran College's star athlete Hayley Reynolds also displayed her class winning the 13 years girls 100m and placing second in her long jump.

Hayley's performances were personal best efforts.

She also ran a new time in the 200m finishing just behind the first three.

Joel Walk, St Edmund's College, ran fast times in the heats and semi-final of the under 16 100m. He held his form to gain third in the final.

Joel also jumped well in his high jump event. He achieved a personal best with 6.36m leap in the long jump.

Another club athlete competing in the championships was 11 year-old Caitlyn Taylor from Mt Whitestone State School outside Gatton.

Caitlyn will be going to Sydney for the Primary School Nationals after finishing second in the 100m.

She also ran a PB.

Madison Wells and Mitchell Mellor produced huge personal best performances.

Madison ran a vastly improved 14.05 seconds in the 90m hurdles. Madison is on target to break 14 seconds, which will give her a great score in her favoured heptathlon event.

Mitchell, from Faith Luther College, competed in the 400m hurdles for only the second time. He ran an excellent PB indicating he could have a good future in this difficult event.

Annie and Hayley will join Caitlyn as a state representative when they travel to Canberra for the National Schools titles next month.



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