Whitby’s Oceania-focused athletics squad to compete in Perth more
Athletics coach Jacko Whitby says his Oceania-focused Kaliah Dreaming squad will be heading to Perth more frequently to compete at the highest level possible.
He said under-11s competitor Alyssa Bergsma and under-14s athlete Taylah Dean were two who would be heading to metro competitions to take the sport as far as they could.
“As they venture further into their athletics dreams, this will become so much more a part of their lives,” he said.
“Every time these athletes compete at these top-level competitions they achieve personal bests.
“The athletes are training with world-best practices and have fantastic mentors.”
He said he had been impressed by the athletes’ performances at the recent State competition in Perth and was looking forward to tomorrow’s local meet.
Taylah set personal bests of 4.57m in the long jump, 14.14sec. in the 80m hurdles and 10.16m in the triple jump.
Alyssa ran a personal best of 14.76sec. in the 100m, 15.45sec. in the 80m hurdles and 29.64sec. in a heat in the 200m sprint, before running 29.94sec. in the 200m final.
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