"TO PROMOTE AND DEVELOP ALL ASPECTS OF ATHLETICS IN NORTH QUEENSLAND"
Mount Isa Athletics Club was greeted with near perfect conditions for their fourth club day of the season. It was not too hot, not too cold and had virtually no wind making for a big day of personal bests.
The 149 athletes amassed a staggering 245 PB’s between them with nearly all eligible athletes getting at least one. Another astounding result was that five athletes managed to net themselves the prestigious ‘Perfect 5 from 5’ PB’s on the day.
Sarina in conjuction with Athletics North Queensland will be holding a Pole Vault clinic at the Sarina Athletics Oval on the 9th of June 2013. This clinic is open to anyone 12 years of age and over who has an interest in learning how to Pole Vault. The clinic will run from 10.30am to 3.00pm.
Depending on numbers the clinic may be divided in to two groups, younger athletes in the morning session, older in the afternoon. Further information will issue once nominations are received.
North Queensland Sports Foundation ANQ Student Games and All Comers Championships will be held in Townsville on the 15 and 16 June 2013. With over 400 athletes that attend each year these championships are one of the biggest regional athletics events in Australia. Nomination forms close 9 June 2013
North Queenslander’s were electrified tonight as they witness a Stadia, Australian and Oceania Record been set in Townsville, Australia. Congratulations to Benn Harradine (AUS) who tonight improved his pre-existing Oceania Discus Record with an official measurement of 68.20m.
Benn, who held the previous record of 67.53 that was set in the same Stadia exactly 12 months ago was over the moon when he heard the news. His coach and father Ken Harradine shared the same emotions, shaking the hands and embracing fellow friends and officials that where there to watch the event.
“North Queensland is the place to be” Benn commented when talking to officials at the end of the competition.
Benn has now reached an A Qualifier for the IAAF World Championships , held in Russia in August this year.
Athletics North Queensland congratulates Benn on his performance and looks forward for some more great performances in the coming year.
Athletics North Queensland in conjunction with Athletics Australia is pleased to announce the initial 2013 Regional Australia Team traveling to Tahiti to compete at the 2013 Oceania Area Championships. Congratulations to the following athletes selected to represent North Australia at this International Event:
Ken Harradine, a Level 4 Throws Coach will be conducting a free discus coaching clinic on the Thursday 9th May in Townsville. Ken presently coaches the Oceania/Australian Discus Record Holder Ben Harradine who has been to a number of World Championships and Olympic Games. Ben competed at the ANQ All Comers and Student Games Championships last year where he broke the current record.
The clinic is aimed at 12 years and above, but parents, coaches and families are more than welcomed to come down to watch.
Date: 9 May 2013
Time: 4pm – 5.30pm
Location: Townsville Sports Reserve