Just like in August, September ended with a wet and windy day so the AIS Time Trials didn’t happen, so can’t report on progress on the 100m and the 300m for this month.
However the boys were pushed in the 50m with Mackenzie doing her first time trial with FAST. Clocking an impressive 6.8s, she’s now the equal of Maddison (6.9s) this season, to take out joint ownership for the best female sprinter over 50m in the group. Lauren and Jess pushed each other hard as well in running 7.2s, whereas Georgia ran a PB in 8.5s.
The boys didn’t have to worry only about Mackenzie, with Rick 6.4s, David 6.8s, Tyler 8.1s and Akech 7.6s providing plenty of highlights. It was Rick though that gave Samuel (6.4s) a run for his money to keep the young gun honest this month. Craig continues to mend well on his low impact training regime and will be looking over his shoulder with these times.
The big improver in the 150m was Tori with a PB of 21.2s, giving Sue (20.8s) a shock in both races. Karla and Mackenzie dead-heated in 23.4s for their first hit-up this season. The performance of the night belonged to Jethro who ran a super-sonic 18.5s from David 20.6s, Sam 20.6s, Akech 22.8s and Lucy’s 21.3s rounding off the top ten performances of the trial.
So plenty of personal and season bests this month. Proving that the power acceleration work this month has had a tremendous benefit on everyone in the group, leading into the first month of competition this season. October though will be another power month as the squad return to a heavy workload before tapering in time for All Schools.