ATHLETES from across the state descended on Launceston's St Leonards Athletic Centre yesterday for the final round of the Athletics Tasmania statewide interclub.
About 1100 competitors in age groups from under-13 to open level took part, including the state's top athletes who used the event as the final hitout before the Australian junior athletics championships in Perth, Western Australia.
North Launceston runner Abbey de la Motte continued her comeback from injury, taking out the open women's 400-metre in a time of 57.63, and the 200m in 25.52.
Hobart's Eastern Suburbs runner Caitlin Newson won the women's 100m in a time of 12.48. Hobart's Jacob Despard continued his good recent form to be successful in the men's 100m, crossing the line in 11.07.
Hobart's Jarrod Gilroy was fastest in the open men's 200m, winning in 22.22.
North-West runner Madeleine Murphy won the women's 1500m in 4:41.79, with another North-West junior, Francis Lyall, recording a state age-group record of 4:56.19 in the same race.
In the men's 1500m, North Launceston's Josh Harris crossed the line first to win in a time of 3:51.22, from Newstead athletics runner Patrick Smith (3:52.17).
In field events, Hobart's Anita Millington took out the women's hammer throw with a distance of 43.99m.
Hobart's Huw Peacock continued his dominance in the men's hammer with a winning throw of 61.52m.
Northern relay teams that were successful included the Western Suburbs team of Jade and Erin Longstaff, Brooke Hibbs and Chelsea Freestone in the 4 x 400m under-16 relay.