Nicholson scores silver in Adelaide

LAUNCESTON'S Laura Nicholson competed in the Australian University Games track and field championships last week  at Santos Stadium in Adelaide.

 Nicholson came home with silver in the women's 200 metres in  25.98 seconds  and ran fourth in the 100m in  12.67s.

Hamish Peacock, of Hobart, came first in the shot put with   14.82m, first in the javelin with  72.34m and second in the  hammer in 45.20m.

 Triple jumper Julian Rushworth, of Hobart, came third with  a jump of 13.8m.

The track and field season kicks off at St Leonards  with an introduction day on Saturday, October 13, at 2pm. 

 All previously registered athletes will need to be registered but if you have not tried athletics before you may compete on a trial basis for $10.


 CONGRATULATIONS to Newstead Athletics Club member Arabella Phillips on winning the Australian middle distance and long distance orienteering championships in the girls' 12 years age group  at the national carnival at St Helens over the past week.  Phillips, 11, was ranked number one in Australia in the 10 years girls last year.

Newstead Athletics   will hold an afternoon tea to celebrate the achievements of  club member, Paralympic gold medallist and world record-holder Todd Hodgetts.  The event will be held this Sunday  at the St Leonards track function room from 2.30pm.

The club's cross-country awards dinner will be held on Friday, November 30, at 6.30pm at the Aurora Stadium function room.  For further details of either event, phone 0407 319 861.


 TASMANIAN Masters conducted an 8 km/4km nominated time run at Deloraine on Sunday, September 30. Craig Barron took the top points, being just five seconds out at the end of his 43.17-minute run.  Alwynne McMahon was second-closest with an error of eight seconds and Shaun O'Regan took line honours and was only 12 seconds from his nominated time in third place.

The final run of the season will be on  Sunday, October 7, at 10am at Heritage Forest's northern car park. 

Laura Nicholson

Laura Nicholson