LITTLE ATHLETES: South Burnett's Little Athletes competed at the regional championships.Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times
LITTLE ATHLETES: South Burnett's Little Athletes competed at the regional championships.Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times Keagan Elder

Little Athletes beat a soggy track in comp

WET conditions have laid down an argument for the use of an all-weather track for Little Athletics regional titles.

South Burnett athletes battled a sodden track in Caloundra over February 6-7 and lost precious seconds.

Team manager Kellie Pogany said the rain heavily affected the triple jumpers, long jumpers and distance runners.

"In the long jump and triple jump they were running through mud and puddles," Pogany said.

"(Distance runners) had a tough heavy track so times suffered."

Despite this, out of the 35 South Burnett athletes who competed 16 qualified for states.

"The bright side for our athletes is their seed time on the state certificate should all pose better times and distances at states," Pogany said.

Pogany said the Sun Coast Little Athletics region, of which the South Burnett is part, expressed it wanted use of an all-weather track at the next regionals.

In the Tuesday, February 23, edition of the South Burnett Times James Watt's name was incorrectly spelled as "Wyatt". Harrison Weil also ran a time of 31.21sec in the 200m. The South Burnett Times apologises for these errors.

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