There were a huge number of outstanding results from Aspiring Athletes Club at the Otago
Children’s Champs and the Otago and Southland Senior Champs held over the weekend.
For the size of team who attended these champs, Aspiring Athletes had an impressive percentage of athletes placing in the top three with many also hitting personal bests.
Jared Enoka, Amelia Knight, and Jimmy Knight all competed fabulously after having just completed the Puzzling World Junior Challenge Wānaka Triathlons (with Enoka having won his year group race before heading to Dunedin).
Jared hit his groove on day two taking out the Grade 7 100m final and long jump. He is still
competing up a grade due to his young age, so will be one to watch in the future.
There was some exciting running on both days, with highlights being the closely fought tussle between Estelle Gellatly and Millie East with both taking final wins throughout the meet. Nimah Townsend was also on fire with her sprints along with a very impressive long jump win in trying windy conditions.
Another standout athlete this weekend was Georgie Bruce. Bruce jumped a brilliant personal best 1.62m high jump to take out the under-18 women's competition and then went on to feature very strongly on the track.
Abby Fisher was dominating on the track taking out both the 100m and 200m under-18 women's finals. The athletes will all be looking forward to Saturday when the Otago regional team will be announced. Competitions throughout the season will be taken into consideration in the selection process along with results from the Otago Championships.