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St George athletes welcome extra coaching

HIGH FLYER: Oliver Sampson perfects his high jump technique.
HIGH FLYER: Oliver Sampson perfects his high jump technique. Laura Telford

LITTLE Athletics members and coaches in St George were treated to a special coaching clinic on Sunday when Little Athliecs Queensland Senior Development Officer Shaun Lethem came to town for their weekly meet to develop proper techniques and skills.

Mr Lethem said that as well as teaching techniques to the coaches, it was a chance for him to inspire the kids to keep enjoying athletics.

"It is great to come out and show the adults that they do know what they are talking about,” he said.

"But as long as the kids are enjoying it, that is the main thing.”

St George and district Little Athletics president Alisha Sampson, said she was grateful to Lethem for coming.

"It is great for Shaun to come, because it confirms to us as parents and coaches what we are doing is correct, and him coming gave us an opportunity to ask a range of questions, so we can better help the kids,” Sampson said.

"And the kids loved it, they are smashing personal bests and having fun.”

On May 5 athletes participated with a great attitude and recorded the following achievements. 

Personal bests:

U5 - Lauren Duffin: 50m, 100m

U6- Charlie Parker: Shot put, 200m

U7-Jett Challenger: Shot put, 100m

U7-Jacob Sampson: Shot put, Long jump

U9 -Giselle Challenger: Discus,Long jump, 200m

U9- Katie Parker: Discus

U9-Imogen Kohn: Long jump, 400m

U9- Oliver Sampson: 400m

U9-Maddie York: Discus

U10- Riley Kohn Shot put

U11-Lachlan Wilson Shot put

U12 Lachlan York Shot put 

U12-Mitchell Lindores: Triple jump

Centre records

Charlie parker U6 200m 48.18 seconds

Finn taylor U7 200m 47.43 seconds

Dani walters U10 triple jump 3m51cms

Celebrating mothers day and doing their mothers proud.

Personal bests for May 14:

U6 - Charlie Parker: Discus

U7-Elizabeth Gardiner: 200m, Discus

U7- Finn Taylor: High jump, 200m

U8-Nate Taylor:100m

U9-Lilly Wilson: Shot put, 100m

U9- Katie Parker: High jump

Centre records

U6-Charlie Parker 200m 44.12 seconds beating his own time from last week and also high jump 60cms

U7- Elizabeth Gardiner high jump 55cms

U8- Toby Goldthorpe high jump 1m beating 80cms from last year

U10- Dani Walters triple jump 5m78cms beating her own record of 3m57cms

U10- Riley Kohn triple jump 5m55cms

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