FOUR records were broken on the first day of competition at the Tasmanian Little Athletics Association's state individual championships at the St Leonards Centre yesterday.
About 500 competitors representing the 19 centres across the state are taking part in the two-day meeting in age groups from under-eight to under-15.
Natalie Leszcynski, of the East Derwent centre, set a record in the under- eight girls' shot put with a throw of 6.76metres.
Patrick Chilvers, of South Launceston, jumped 13.10m to set a record in the boys' under-14 triple jump while clubmate Jack Barrett smashed the under-14 shot put record of 13.61m, with a massive throw of 15.08m.
In the boys' under-15 discus, Matthew Hosie, of the Clarence centre, threw a record of 50.67m.
The TLAA under-13 sportsmanship awards were presented to Kingborough's Elisa Stalker and Huon Valley centre's Jonathan Mommers.
The lucky winners of two family trips to Melbourne sponsored by McDonald's were Hollie Broad, of North Launceston- White City and Circular Head's Damon Joyce.Competition continues today with the announcement of the state under-13 and under-15 teams to go to the national championships in Canberra in April to be made at the end of the meeting.