Stars of the future smash the records

RECORDS continued to tumble on the final day of the Tasmanian Little Athletics state individual championships at the St Leonards Athletics Centre yesterday.

Hobart District's Nathaniel Sulzberger grabbed two more records for the meeting to go with the two he set on Saturday, with his throw of 22.39 metres in the boys under-8 turbo-javelin and a high jump of 1.18m.

Longford's Abbie Butler set a new mark in the under-10 girls' 1500m of 5 minutes, 42.5 seconds, beating the previous record of 5:53.5.

In the under-8 girls' turbo-javelin, Launceston's Isabella Davie exceeded the old mark of 13.52m with her throw of 13.57m.

South Launceston's Kysha Hill set a record in the under-15 girls' 200m hurdles with a time of 29.20.

In the boys' under-15 high jump, clubmate Fletcher Pinner set a new mark of 1.85m and Devonport's Chelsea Scolyer grabbed one in the under-8 girls' 70m sprint for her time of 10.90 seconds.

Makayla Bingley, of South Launceston, threw a record of 10.26m in the under-11 shot put and Kingborough's Olivia Reid set a new mark in the under-15 long jump of 5.05m.

In the under-15 boys javelin, Launceston's Lachlan Robertson set a record with his throw of 45.95m.

Other records from Saturday went to Tom Murrell, of Clarence, in the under-9 boys 800m for his time of 2:48.50 and Alicia McConaghy, from Kingborough, in the under-9 girls 800m, with a time of 2:52.60.

The state under-13 and under-15 teams to go to the national championships in Melbourne in May were announced after the championships.

The two team captains are South Launceston's Tori Milbourne and Jordan Cox, of Hobart District.

Under-13 sportsmanship awards went to Milbourne and Clarence's Hugh Richardson.

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