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LEONGATHA cyclists have been making the
most of the great weather in late summer with
plenty of racing to be squeezed into the avail-
However, the Sunday morning racing at War-
ragul has finished and the Wednesday twilight
races concluded also with the last race in that
series at Dumbalk this last week.
Several of the club members scored overall
placing for the six week event.
Some of the riders have moved on to tackle
the Warragul club team event on Saturday af-
For the Leongatha riders the Club finished
the track season on Friday night with a short
program followed by some pizza and talking.
With a strong easterly blowing at the start of
the evening the riders gave the time trial a miss
and settled for a scratch race to start the eve-
In the A grade field Oliver Mclean just edged
out Steve Allen with Tom Fitzgerald in third
In the B grade field, Jack Allen did better that
dad Steve with a win ahead of Felicity Waddell
and Caleb Murphy.
The riders then had handicaps to race.
In the A grade two lap event, Oscar Bowler
(80) raced strongly from the limit mark and
never looked threatened to take an easy win
ahead of a fast finishing Oliver McLean (15)
and Tom Fitzgerald (50). In their re-handicap
race, Oscar was still suffering from his first ef-
fort and along with a new mark of (50m) was
never a contender.
Oliver McLean (scr) was up for the new chal-
lenge and led Steve Allen (scr) in for a win with
Tom Fitzgerald (40) tiring in the last hundred
meters fading to third.
In the B grade one lap handicap, Caleb Mur-
phy (30) on limit also found some speed and
endurance to lead for an all the way win from
Felicity (15) and Jack Allen (scr).
In the re-handicap, Caleb now on (15) again
defied the pursuers and made it two wins in
a row. Felicity (5) was second while Jack (scr)
The A Grade riders had a two lap sprint and
Tom Fitzgerald made a dash before the bell lap
and opened up a good gap.
Oliver began the chase but found Steve Allen
sweep past him to take up the chase.
This effort was successful giving him the win
ahead of Oliver and Tom.
In the B grade event over one lap, Jack Allen
dashed for the line as soon as the whistle was
blown and took an easy win over felicity and
Last race for the season was an elimination
race for all the riders and produced some good
rides by the B graders but at the business end
it was Oliver McLean winning from Steve Allen
and Oscar Bowler with a good ride for third.
The club has a Sunday, March 19 session
planned for the indoor track at Darebin so all
the Club riders are invited to take the opportu-
nity to try the indoor board track.
Members should contact the Club secretary
to advise of their intention to take part and get
ATHLETES from Leongatha Little Ath-
letics were lucky with recent weather con-
ditions, and had a team of 138 athletes
competing at their latest meet.
The young athletes achieved 258 personal
bests, and broke four more centre records.
Centre Records for this week were
U6B: Zeb Anderson Long jump.
U13G: Rebecca McKeown Long Jump.
U15B: Paul Mckeown 70m and 200m.
Parents and Athletes are reminded that
this week the club are having a Twilight
Competition this Thursday, March 9 start-
ing at 5:30pm (no competition meet Satur-
day March 10).
The barbecue and canteen will be op-
erating for those who would like to have
On Saturday, March 10 and Sunday,
March 11 the club are proud to have some
of thei athletes participate at State Track
and Field Championships at Lakeside, Al-
The entire Leongatha Little Athletics
Club would like to wish them all the best
Can Parents please put the following
dates in their diaries: Saturday March 18
is final competition meet.
Friday, March 24 will be Presentation
Night at Leongatha Primary School PAC
starting at 7pm.
THE last meet for the season was a fun
morning with 104 athletes turning out for
Archie Terlich did well to break the Under
10 Boys 1100m walk record to set a new
time of 7:01.96 .
As the season draws to an end the club
would like to remind all families of the pre-
sentation evening to be held on Friday, April 7.
Next week is the State Championships in
Melbourne at Lakeside Stadium.
Good luck to the 14 athletes who will be
competing at this challenging level of com-
Outstanding performances for this last
week are as follows:
U13B: Will Carter, Triple Jump, 1500m walk,
U8B: Archie Moore, 200m, Discus, Triple
U8G: Amelia Fletcher, Turbo Javelin, Discus,
U9B: Jeremy Kelly and Joshua Gallyot, Long
Jump, Turbo Javelin, 1100m walk.
U9G: Camryn McKenzie and Riahn Haw-
thorne, Long Jump, 400m, 100m walk.
U10B: Archie Terlich, 1100m walk, Long
U12B: Kade Rigby, Shot Put, High Jump,
A grade eight lap scratch race led by Steve Allen from Oscar Bowler, Thomas Fitzgerald
and Oliver McLean on Friday night; won by Oliver.
Centre record holders from Leongatha Little Athletics are U7B Jacoa Cameron, U15B Paul
McKeown, and U11G Isabella Grimley.
U10 Boys taking flight over the Hurdles,
Aydan Williams, Connor Richards, and
Leongatha athletes smash centre records
Final meet for
Under 9 Girls from Wonthaggi Little Athletics are Chelsea Dalton, Natasha Allen, Sybil
Purtle, Camryn McKenzie and Riahn Hawthorne.
Mollie Valentine Ransom, running in the
Under 12 Girl 400m event over the weekend.
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