It was the first outdoor track meet of the season at Perth on Sunday and despite the forecast the sun shone nearly all day! Exciting times for many of our younger Hawks, lots of them competing on track for the first time.
For the u11 girls Aimee Link won her 100m B race in a time of 16.3 which would have placed her second in the A race. In the 800m Lola Venditozzi led the combined A and B race from start to finish (3.03.8) with Aimee Link not far behind in 4th overall (3.12). In the field events Taylor Fitchet came 2nd in the A event for Long Jump with a jump of 2.98m.
It was a sprint double for Niamh Robertson (u15), winning the 100m (14.0) and 200m (28.4). The u15 girls also won their 4x100m relay in 57.2.
For u17 women Andi Goodman was 3rd in the A race (13.4) with Shaney McCabe 2nd in the B race (13.3) and in the 1500m Danielle MacDermid was 3rd in the combined A and B race.
The 100m for our senior women brought a 2nd for Susan Young (A race 13.6) and 1st for Katie Patullo (B race 13.8).
For the u11 boys out in the field Adam Philip had a great throw of 4.55m to earn him 2nd at Shot Putt and Josh Taylor had a strong run in the 800m to finish 3rd in the combined A and B race.
The U13 boys had a strong all round team performance and won the relay by a good distance. In the 1200m Aidan Simpson won the A race (4.02.2) and Blair Scott the B race (4.06) placing them 1st and second overall in the combined A/B race which they led together for most of the way. Aidan also won his 200m B race in (30.7) which equalled the time set by the A race winner.
Michael Taranawsky (12.3) and Lewis Wallace (13.0) both won their 100m u17men A and B races and Micheal Taranawsky added first place in the triple jump to his 100m win with a jump of 12.02m.
For the senior men Rhys Paterson won his 100m A race in 11.8. In the distance event Euan Rose was 2nd in the 1500m A (4.14.2) with Gordon Barrie winning the B race just behind Euan in 4.18.5. Dave Williamson was out in the field for the senior men and won the A shot putt with a throw of 11.18.
Well done to all the athletes and congratulations if you were one of those who set a new PB at the weekend. There were a few! These performances have left many of the teams in strong positions after the first meet.
The next Petrofac meet is on Sunday 17th May, again in Perth. Hope some of the younger ones enjoyed the day enough to want to do it again.