Cobar well represented at Regional carnival

Cobar Little A’s club members competing at the Regional athletics carnival in Dubbo on the weekend: Harry Cousins, Taylah Wyllie, Kayla Gidigasu, Ashley Cousins, Clair
Cousins, Cassidy O’ Sullivan, Isabelle Gillette, Sarah Morley, Nicholas Hodges, Thomas Knight, Malcolm Gillette, Lauren O’Sullivan and Elijah Hodges. ▪ Photo contributed

Cobar Little A’s club was well represented at the Little Athletics NSW 2022/23 Regional Carnival in Dubbo at Barden Park over the weekend with 13 Cobar club members qualifying to compete at the event.

Club president Troy Knight said they had “a mixed bag of results” with the Cobar athletes putting in a big effort over both days of competition.

“We got a couple of PBs, a few kids making it to the finals and possibly a couple might have made it to State,” Troy reported.

“With the season full of obstacles and not being able to do any Long Jump for 12 months, the club couldn’t be any prouder of the efforts of every single athlete and also the parents/grandparents that came along to show their support.”

Competing in the Girls Under 10 age group, Lauren O’Sullivan finished 6th in her 100m Sprint, 8th in 200m Sprint, 5th in High Jump and 7th in Long Jump.

In the Under 11 Boys age division, Thomas Knight finished 7th in Discus and recorded a PB (personal best), was 11th in Shot Put and 14th in Long Jump.

Other results were: Kayla Gidigasu U/11—6th 200m Sprint and 10th Long Jump (with PBs in both); Isabelle Gillette U/11—10th in Discus; Clair Cousins U/11—5th 200m Sprint, 2nd 1500m run, 2nd High Jump and 9th in Discus; Taylah Wyllie U/12—10th 80m Hurdle, 6th Discus and 4th Shot Put (with two PBs); Elijah Hodges U14—12th 100m Sprint; 6th 90m Hurdles, 6th High Jump, 8th Long Jump and 4th and a PB in Javelin; Malcolm Gillette U/15—10th in 100m Sprint final, 4th Long Jump, 5th Discus, 3rd Shot Put and 5th Javelin; Harry Cousins U/15—8th 100m Sprint, 7th 200m Sprint, 8th 400m Sprint, 4th High Jump and 4th Javelin; Nicholas Hodges U/17—5th 100m Sprint, 3rd 110m Hurdles, 9th Long Jump, 4th Triple Jump and 8th Discus; Ashley Cousins U/17—10th 100m Sprint,  9th Discus and 6th Shot Put; Sarah Morley U/17—8th 100m Sprint, 6th 100m Hurdle, 7th Long Jump, 5th Triple Jump, 7th and PB Discus and 9th Javelin; Cassidy O’Sullivan U/17—11th Long Jump, 11th Triple Jump, 10th Discus and 7th and a PB in Shot Put.