Once again our masters athletes have opened the season well and although the Australian Masters’ Winter Throws Championships were held last weekend, they are a great title event to lead into summer. Our ladies were magnificent and two of the most determined athletes to take to the field shone out again. Mary Thomas dominated her championship with wins in the shot, discus, hammer, javelin, weight throw, weight for distance (with new meet record), 1st in the throws pentathlon and 1st in the heavy weight (with state record) to take out the overall championship for her age bracket. June Lowe, another of the club’s determined and very capable athletes, took out 1st in the shot, 1st in the hammer, 1st in the javelin, 1st in the weight throw, 1st in the throws pentathlon and 2nd in the discus to take out her Australian title for her age bracket. Mary showed her strength to take out the 56lb and 100lb throws breaking the NSW Masters record and now ranked number one in the world at the moment for both events. What a great long weekend these ladies have had. A very hectic program, conducted over 2.5 days, athletes travelled from all over Australia to contest this event conducted on our own Kerryn McCann Athletic Centre, a tribute to the masters Association bringing this Aussie Championship to our area.
Thanks to our officials Sue and Jodie Sundstrom, and Geoff Hynoski who took time out to help officiate at this major masters’ event.