Mount Isa Athletics Club report

It looks like the Throwers may be making a comeback at the Mount Isa Athletics club.

After a long session of High Jump records being shattered over the past weeks 15-year-old Breanna ‘Cannon’ Waerea has hit back with a massive 41.25m hammer throw at last week’s club day to take out the 15-year-girls hammer record.

Making the feat even more impressive was that she took down a record created by ‘Thor’ (Brianna Smith) a past international representative of the club.

Club throws coach Ken Dickson said he is amazed at the performance.

“It’s a bit hard to fathom just how far Cannon can go with this, to already be throwing 40+ metres at 15 years of age and still only on two turns really open up the flood gates on what she could be capable of,” he said.

“I was officiating the event when she was throwing and quite frankly they weren’t her best throws so imagine what could happen when she nails one.”

Ruth Chandler has also been chipping away at her 400m club record taking almost a half second off her old time running 1m 38.6s in the 35-39 year women’s.

A small but powerful band of athletes are about to compete in the Athletics North Queensland Student Games in Townsville this weekend. The group consists of most of this season’s record breakers being the above mentioned Breanna and her high jump record breaking brother Rico along with another multiple record breaker in Lachy McCoy. They will also be joined by another of our international hammer throwers, Mitchell Hujanen. Mitch has this year commenced classes at JCU and training has dropped off significantly but it will be a great chance to catch up with his old mates from the club and see where he’s at.

A computer glitch with the automatic updating of the personal bests last week has forced a heartbreaking confession to Melanie Butler who ran a 12 second PB in her 400m to clinch what she thought was her second five from five in three weeks only for the recorder to find out that she actually missed a PB in her hurdles by a mere tenth of a second.

Ethan Cernoia did however unbeknownst to him secure his perfect five from five personal bests in an awesome display of determination. Jayden Boshoff may well have been also up for a 5/5 medallion had he not took a heavy hit on his first hurdle and failed to finish the race leaving him lingering in four PB’s. Others to fall one PB short were Kiani Howard, Brothers Zeb and Macklin Kretschmann and Sienna TeWani who shill hasn’t been able to secure a five from five medallion in the last seven years.

Some excellent running in the 60m will see four-year-old Diaz Rodriguez awarded this week’s ‘Mighty Minion’ award.

Only five Legend Certificates are to be awarded at this Saturdays club day to Corey Stewart – 90m Hurdles, Fanta Jompol – 90m Hurdles, Michael Sexton – 60m Hurdles, Miley-Jo Schafer – Long Jump and Xavier McIntosh for 100m.

This Saturday will be the final club day before a short break over the school holidays with club day recommencing on July 15. There will however be no rest for the club officials over the break as they will be hosting the clubs Throws Pentathlon on July 2 and Retro Day on July 8. Club members are reminded that Retro Day forms are due in this Saturday