It was an Oktoberfest celebration across the squad this month as times have steadily improved leading into the State Titles in November.
What’s a pleasing sign for golden girl Lucy, a return from injury in setting a new PB of 20.9s for the 150m, set the tone for the whole squad. Akech took half a second off his previous best, running 22.4s. David (20.8s) and Maddie (22.1s) remained consistent, Zac started well (22.4s) in his first time trial, along with Yanke (21.6s), Lauren (21.9s), Achingol (23.7s) and Tyler (21.7s).
The AIS was the venue for Sue’s fastest 100m of the year (13.6s) and ditto for Maddie (13.7s), while Jethro (11.7s), Lucy (13.3s), Jess (14.6s) have maintained top form. The rest of the squad recorded their season bests including Mackenzie (13.7s), David (13.7s), Yanke (13.7s) and Akech (15.1s). The big winner of the night though was Jess who ran a sizzling 12.7s for a flying 100m.
An ominous warning for the competition at State Titles this month.
Just in – The Northside Zone Athletics Carnival saw some top performances from FAST. Maddison, Yanke, Jess, Lucy, Jethro and Tori all earning 1st place finishes. Samuel, Alex, Karla and Mackenzie also getting top 5 finishes in their events. Lucy’s 400m time (68.2s) was a huge personal best. Jethro dominated the 100m/200m double, Jess took out the 1500m and a place at ACTs in the 200m. Yanke took out the 200m. Tori made it through in the 200m and also won the TJ. Mackenzie’s LJ gave her automatic qualification to State Titles. Samuel’s top 5 finishes were very exciting in the hotly contested U16B final.