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Wednesday March 8, 2017
Taylah and Jordan will represent Cooma
Athletics Centre at the Australian National
Titles in Sydney later this month. Both were
selected after their performances at the
Athletics ACT State Championships last
They have qualified for the Hammer Throwing
at Nationals and both athletes have improved
at training on their performances they put up
at State Champs.
Next week is the last Saturday competition
for the season proper, then on the Thursday
evening of March 16 there’s the final session
for those athletes going through to State
Champs and anybody wants to participate
and finish off the season on a high note.
Last Sunday, February 26 there was a
small band of dedicated young athletes
participating in the ACTLAAs Multi-Event
Carnival at Woden Park Canberra.
The competition was open to all Athletes
from U/8 to U/17. In the U/8 to U/12 a
Tetrathlon format and for U/13 to U/16 the
competition was in form of a Pentathlon and
in the U/17 the introduction to Little As the full
The competition in all age groups was
extremely competitive and at very high
U/9 Girl Tyler Reid finished 16th overall and
produced 2 PBs in her score of 252 points.
Tyler’s PB were in the Shot Put with a heave
of 3.57m (14th), and the other one came in
the 800m when she clocked 3:35.59sec
(11th). Tyler gained a 18th place in the 100m
in 19.20sec and a 20th placing in the Long
Jump with 1.99m.
Molly Norris and Sophie Reid found the
going tough in the U/11s Girls with Molly
picking up 455 points (13th) and Sophie 430
points (14th) over their four events.
With Sophie reaching three new PBs on
the day, in the 100m her time was 17.92sec
(18th), 800m in 3:20.39sec (11th) and the
Shot Put 4.89m (9th). Sophie’s Long Jump
was very close to her best with 2.78m (17th).
While Molly gained 2 PBs, first in the 800m
with 3:29.00sec (13th) and other one was her
first time over three metres in the Long Jump
with 3.02m (14th).
Molly’s best placing was in the Shot Put
with 5.74m (7th), in her 100m Molly covered
the distance in 17.76sec (16th) this was her
second best run this season.
Stephen (Smiley) Davis found the going
very intense in the Boys U/11 competition
coming in 15th position with 585pts.
Stephen blew his 800m PB out of the
water with an 18 second PB run clocking
His Shot Put of 6.97m was his highest
point score on the day with 6.97m (7th), the
other two events, 100m 17.27 sec (21st) and
Long Jump 3.32m (15th).
Louis Mould nosed his way into the top
eighth position with excellent performances
in the 100m, Long Jump and the 800m, with
PBs in all three events.
Louis finished 7th with 922 pts. Louis
knocked 18 sec off his 800m to give him
313 points his highest on the day in 2:37.66
sec (6th). His best placing came in the Long
Jump (PB) of 4.26m (4th) and his run in
the 100m awarded him 186 pts in 15.16
sec (10th). The Discus rounded off his
competition performances with 180 pts with
a throw of 15.33m (17th).
Our U/13s representatives were Jessica
Norris and Reuben Hooper in the Pentathlon
events. Jessica with 759pts (9th) just missed
out on the top eight by 37 pts. Jessica had
a very successful competition PB wise by
gaining 3 PBs and two season, second best
Her PBs were result of some outstanding
running in both the 800m and the 80m
Hurdles plus her Long Jump leap. In the
800m Jessica’s time was 3:14.20 sec (14th).
Her best result was in the 80m Hurdles in
17.80 sec (2nd), while over at the Long
Jump Pit, Jessica increased her PB distance
by 30cm with a leap of 3.71m (7th). Jessica
could only manage 12th in the 100m in 16.33
sec just shy of her Cooma best, while at the
Discus event she was within one metre of
best with 17.02m (7th).
Reuben Hooper managed one PB on the
day in his 1215pts (7th). Reuben’s highest
placing came in the Discus in 21.780m (4th)
with 262 pts. The 800m was Reuben’s only
PB with 2:49.95 sec (9th) and 254 pts. His
100m time 14.48 sec (8th) with a 15.31 sec
over the 80m Hurdles (7th) and a 4.46m leap
in the Long Jump (6th) for 261 pts.
Ruby Mould and Jordan Davis kept the
Cooma colours flying in the U/14 age group.
Both of these two athletes are heading to
Canada later this year on an Athlete Tour.
Ruby came in sixth place on the day with
1035 pts and one PB in the 800m in 2:33.68
sec (4th), in the 100m Ruby ran extremely
close to her best with 14.99 sec (8th) and
231 pts. Her effort in both the Long Jump
and 80m Hurdles were slightly down on her
Cooma performances. Ruby’s Long Jump
earned her 203 pts for a leap of 3.78m (7th)
with the four metre mark eluding her once
again. The 80m Hurdles time of 17.94 sec
(5th), 145 pts, still her second best time,
but nearly one second slower than what she
clocked just before Christmas.
Her Discus throw was within half a metre
of this season’s best result with 17.52m (5th)
and 203 pts.
Jordan was our highest position finisher
with fifth placing and 95 points. Jordan came
home with four PBs. In the 100m Jordan ran
16.11m (8th) PB and 130 pts. Jordan’s Long
Jump earned him 208 pts with a distance
of 3.84m (7th), PB. Running over the 90m
Hurdles in 17.94 sec (5th) equalled 145 pts.
Jordan’s 800 run was his best ever in 3:15.52
sec (7th), the time was nearly one minute
better than his Cooma’s times and gained
him 150 pts. Jordan was hoping for a 30m
throw on the day but had to settle with 26.35
m (2nd) and 323 points.
Our President Lyndon Taylor performed
well at the ACT Vets Athletics Pentathlon
last Thursday in Canberra.
performances for the Pentathlon were: Long
Jump 4.13m =29 pts, Javelin 25.14m =236
pts, 200m 30.20 sec =268 pts, Discus
32.20m =352pts and 1500m 5:09.66 sec
=520 pts, Total Point =1625 pts.1st
That’s the end of the HIP POCKET
REPORT for this week.
Cooma athletes off to nationals
A hole in one on the 17th was recorded
by Helen Crawford last Sunday.
Congratulations! The delight of this is
still running through her veins!
After the rain on Saturday, all players
encountered a much heavier course on
Sunday with the ball not travelling as far
as it has been. The winner of the day’s
event was Lorraine McGregor with 75
net. The runner-up was Rulie Steinfort
with 78 net. Balls were won by Helen
Crawford and Gaye Wilson, both 79 net,
and Marilynne Weston, 81 net. Helen
also won the putting with 28 putts. Well
done! Unfortunately, due to the rain, the
Club Championships will spread over
another weekend. It is still a very close
Last Wednesday a small field
contested the 9 hole stableford. Val
Leitch was the winner with 16 points.
Coming up: Wed, 8th - 18/9 hole
medley stableford; Sat, 11th 3rd round
of Club Championships + MM +Elsie
Egan Trophy RD 1; Sun, 12th Super
See you on the course.
There was great competition on
Wednesday when the Ladies played
the First Club Medal and utting for the
E. Johnson Trophy. The winner was
Joy Douch with 71 nett. Joy’s putter
was on fire, winning the putting with
25. The last 9 holes had 10 putts. The
Ball winner was Betty Crawford with 72
Nothing to report for Saturday as
players were frightened off by the
weather, although it did improve during
Sunday was a Par for Pat and the
Janet Lomas Trophy.
There was a good roll-up although
some became nervous when it started
to rain just prior to hit off. In the end,
everyone braved the weather and it
was a great afternoon.
Brendan Weston continued with the
good golf, winning with a + 5.
Balls were won by Westy, Ray
Crawford +3, Wayne Elton + 3 and
Simon Stephen + 3. NTP was not won.
GOLF PROGRAMME FOR THE
LADIES. Tuesday March 7. Tathra
Open, Div 3 and 4.
Wednesday March 8. Tathra Open,
Div 1 and 2. Home. Stableford. Club
Saturday March 11. Stableford. Club
MEMBERS. Saturday March 11,
4 BBB. J . Cherry and P. Thompson
Trophies. (Choose Partners).
Sunday March 12, Stableford. Club
DUTY ROSTER. Saturday March 11,
attracted 27 players and
was won by Jenny O’Byrne
with 40 points. Runner
up was Dorothy Bilbow
with 38 and third was Tim
Bedingfeld with 37.
Tony Dawson led the
ball winners with 37
points from Gary Batten
(37), Brian Searl (37),
Charlie Beaumont (37),
Vinnie Ashcroft (35), Geoff
Bohringer (34) and Mal
Col Langdon cleaned up
by winning both nearest the
pins on 9 and 17.
Medal and the second
round of the Ladies Club
Championship were not
held due to the much
needed rain and both have
been rescheduled for next
Young win with 39 points.
Ball winners were Steve
Wheatley (37), Jeff Burgess
(36), Harry Mould (34), Alan
Kelly (33), Gary Batten (32)
and Charlie Beaumont (31).
Georg Froeschl was
nearest the pin for 2 on the
The Ladies Championship
final round will be held on
Saturday. The February
Men’s Monthly Medal will
be contested on Saturday.
Wednesday will feature the
usual Medley Stableford,
whilst the third round of the
Thredbo Super Stableford
will be held on Sunday.
Rain delays club
Putters on fire in Bombala
Crawford aces hole 17
Jessica Norris sprinting away during Little Athletics.
Jordan Davis winds up in the discus.
Taylah Maurier is off to national titles in Sydney this month.
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