It was another beautiful day of track and field at the Australian Athletics Championships. If you thought day 2 was going to be anything less than spectacular, you are are in for a heck of a surprise, and your preconceptions will be tested.
Kajsa Shield performed beautifully in the U16 girls Javelin event. Throwing a dazzling 40.41m, she was able to secure 2nd place, a new PB, and my admiration. Congrats Kajsa. A solid effort and placing.
Relays are a sure way to get the crowd fired up, and man did we have some performances today. The sparks trailing behind our boys in QLD's 4X100m relay teams may have been a health and safety violation, but the Sydney crowd didn't seem to mind, and on the contrary got behind it.
The good news doesn't stop there ladies and gentlemen. On the contrary, it seems the roar of the Tigers permeated every corner of the Athletics stadium, with the U20 men's 4X100m squad winning the gold medal, with a time of 42.63 seconds. Our very own Tiger, Samuel McArthur ran the first leg in a heart stopping performance. He was clearly a man on a mission, the baton becoming an extension of his being. Surely his speed must have compromised the integrity of his spikes? The club will have to inquire.
Another notable performance from today includes Brandon Falconer in the U20 men's Triple Jump Event, jumping a distance of 13.70m. The field was tough, and Brandon competed valiantly. Additionally, Mikayla Hand, in the U16 women's Long Jump Event jumped a distance of 5.01m. I know I couldn't perform such a feat. A great achievement. Bravo to these two tigers and look forward to seeing where the sport takes them next.
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