Welcome to the middle of the year! A lot of TEES members have been competing at cross country events and many are now training for school Track and Field and events like Downunder. It's a busy time and unfortunately the time that a lot of coughs and colds start, so look after yourselves - eat well and get enough sleep.
Congratulations to the following TEES athletes who competed at Meteast Cross Country and made it through to the State Championships to be held next month.
- 11 year girls - Christabel Kingdon 3rd.
- 12 year boys - Jacob Bragg 1st, Daniel Rolley 3rd and Kyle Noronha 4th. What a wonderful effort. Only the top 5 go through to States and TEES made 3 of them in this age group!
- 12 year girls - Katrina Robinson 1st, Samantha Whitting 3rd
- 13 year boys - Luke Kingdon 1st, Callum Davies 3rd, Jared Pascoe 4th. Kurt Frampton came 7th and just missed out on a spot in the Met-east Team despite a great effort.
- Conor Goodchild has qualified for State Cross Country Champs by coming 4th in the Metnorth Regional Champs for 14 year year old boys.
I know other TEES members competed at these events, but as Meteast don't put results on the website, I am not sure of where everyone came. Please let me know if I have left anyone's names out.
TEES held it's first Carina Canter on Sunday. Unfortunately the day started off cold and with heavy rain. The run still went ahead, and competitors braved the rain then had the food provided by Carina's Crusty Devil and Carindale Coles. The runners found it a good way to start the day, and will be back for the next run in August. We would like to make this run attract people who are not regular runners, or just casual joggers, as well as top athletes. So if everyone who came last time could bring a friend, and some of you who understandably chose to stay in bed on a rainy Sunday come to the next run on Sunday August 12th that would be great. It is an event which can help with overall fitness, and this is useful for whatever your sport is. Results and photos are on the website.
Check the Queensland Athletics Calendar for upcoming events. There are naturally a lot of cross country events to take part in at this time of year, but there are also plenty of track and field events. There are also two Junior All-comers meets to be held at UQ on the 6th and 29th July. These are for Primary School students, and a good practice before district athletics.
The Sunshine Coast have their annual Track and Field Carnival also on the 29th July. This is for all ages and a good all day event.
Good luck for those of you who are competing at the State Cross Country Champs in July.
The Annual Downunder Track and Field Meet takes place on the Gold Coast Athletics Centre on the 6th, 7th and 8th of July. This is for athletes 13 years and older. It is a great event for athletes of all abilities as it is an opportunity to meet athletes from not just Australia, but the USA and Pacific nations as well. Online entries for this close at midnight on July 1.
Competition details, draft timetable and online entries are available here:www.sportscredentials.
Thanks to those of you who helped out at the Crackerjack Carnival, and at the Minnippi Parklands Cross Country race. Funds we raise go towards buying equipment for the club, paying for rent and electricity, and to assist athletes who travel away to events. Many TEES athletes have received funding from the club in recent years.
We are now past the shortest day of the year now. Enjoy the 2nd half of 2012!