Geraldton Athletics Centre competitors shift focus to Country Champs in Kalgoorlie after modern pentathlon

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Nevaeh Hill goes over the hurdles.
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Junior athletes in the Mid West have their eyes fixed squarely on regional glory after a big day at the local track at the weekend.

The Geraldton Athletics Centre’s Michelle Hall said the focus was on Athletics WA’s regional championships, due to run in Kalgoorlie next month, after the centre held its multis day on Saturday.

“It was as an afternoon of fierce competition and fun,” Hall said.

“All of the athletes gave it their best.

“They are now all looking forward to country championships.”

More than 75 athletes competed in a modern day pentathlon-style competition.

Among the results on the day, senior athletes Nevaeh Hill, Riley Heinrich and Kaleb Chapman took out gold.

Ella Batten and Tahlia Singleton won silver.

Taylah Dean won gold in the under-15 girls division.

In the under-12 boys, Lochie Hadley excelled in his discus throw with an impressive technique.

Liam Yeates took out gold for his efforts in the under-10 boys age group.

Elaine Teakle claimed bronze for the girls.

Edward Fraser gave it his all, bringing contagious energy and positive spirit to the track.

The Country Championships will run in Kalgoorlie on January 14-17 under Little Athletics rules of competition.

Registrations are open until January 9.

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