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25 December, 2022

Local athletes compete at Parkes carnival

By Gilgandra Little Athletics

Gilgandra’s athletes once again put on a great performance at November’s zone carnival in Parkes. It was a very successful weekend for all athletes that competed at the November 6 and 7 event. Nine of our eligible athletes will now progress through to the regional carnival to be held at Barden Park, Dubbo in February 2023.

Gilgandra athletes placed as follows:

Thomas Colwell received three gold medals and a bronze medal: first in 50 metres, shotput, and discus, and third in long jump.

Billie Lummis-Farr also received a bronze medal for her third placed performance in discus.

The following athletes have all made the regional carnival for the following events:

Sarah Chandler: second 800m.

 Heidi Colwell: sixth 200m; fifth discus and long jump.

Katie Colwell: second 100m, 70m, and long jump; first discus.

Charlie Cruickshank: fifth 70m. Alyssa Ferguson: fourth 100m, long jump, and 80m hurdles; second high jump; sixth 200m; and first triple jump.

Brock Lummis-Farr: fifth javelin.

Isabelle Peart: fifth shotput, and 200m; third 800m; and second discus.

Sophia Peart: third high jump; fourth 800m, 200m; triple jump, and 1500m; fifth long jump.

Joe Staggs: fourth 400m; sixth 100m; and third high jump.

It was a fantastic weekend and all Gilgandra athletes represented our club fantastically. Congratulations to all athletes and we look forward to the next carnival.

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