THOMPSON ESTATE EASTERN SUBURBS ATHLETICS - March 2014 Newsletter

RESULTS

This weekend a number of TEES athletes are competing at Cairns in the Queensland Little Athletics State Championships. There has been  quite a lot of rain there, but still good results are coming in. So far we know that : Adam Buchhorn came first in the Boys U11 race walk. Camelia Menzies 7th in the U14 1500m, Samantha Wilson first in the U15 400m and 2nd in the long jump, Bailey Ford came 3rd in the Boys U10 400m, Kurt Frampton came 3rd in the U15 1500m, Erika Gage 7th in the U13 1500m, Jasmine Menzies 9th in javelin There are more results to come and we hope you are having a good time in Cairns.

Last weekend the Athletics Australia Junior Championships concluded  at Sydney Olympic Park. TEES had 8   members competing there and all did very well against the best athletes their age in the country.  Michael Criticos did a big PB in the Discus coming 3rd, and in the U20 mens javelin he was 2nd.    Amanda Rose came 2nd in the U14 girls shot-put, which was an extra special achievement as she was competing up an age.     Katrina Robinson won the U15 3000m event in a PB of 9minutes 54seconds.     Samantha Wilson came 12th in the U16 Long Jump and 6th in the 400m.    Thwane Fouche came 17th in the U16 3000m,     Ellie Ryan did well in the U14 800m event coming 14th overall. She too was racing against girls a year older than her.    Hannah Schlecht came 4th in the 400, missing out on a medal by .02 of a second, and 7th in the 200m . Jacob Bragg came 9th  in the 3000m. Below are photos of Michael, Samantha and Amanda competing in Sydney.
 
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Congratulations to Tahlia Fletcher who competed in the Queensland School Triathlon Champs and came 7th.Just missing out on a spot in the State Team. She was the first girl her age to cross the line.
 
TEES AGM AND PRIZEGIVING
This will be held on Monday March 31st at 6.30pm at our clubrooms. The AGM is at 6.30 followed by food and prize-giving. All members and their families are encouraged to attend. If you are attending Kevin Christison's training session at 6pm, you can do that and then come in for the free pizza and prize-giving. Please RSVP to admin@thompsonestateathletics.com.au by 30/03/14
If you would like to become a committee member, a nomination form is attached to the newsletter. It would be lovely to have new people on the committee, there are monthly meetings, but you do not have to attend every month.
 
MINNIIPPI CROSS COUNTRY MEET
This is our annual club cross country meet and will be held on April 12th. Details are on our websitehere. We will need volunteers to help with marshaling, timekeeping, BBQ and taking nominations. Please let us know if you can help. If you volunteer at 1 or 2 fundraising events you may be eligible for financial assistance if you have to travel away for a State or National event.  Details about the meet are on our website and on the QA website. You can enter online beforehand on our webpage here, but have to pay on the day. This is a club fundraising event, not a QA event, so there is no free entry to Platinum and Gold Class members. However QA and TEES members do get a reduction.
 
THANK YOU
To the members that came along last Sunday to help clean and reorganise the clubhouse. It looks great and your efforts were appreciated. It was a hot day, but everyone kept in good spirits.
 
RELAYS
On Saturday, April 6th, Queensland Athletics will be hosting their annual Cross country relays. This is a fun afternoon, and if you would like to take part in this event please email admin@thompsonestateathletics. The club pays for the entry fee for this event.
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