Sumner Running Club athletes broke records and won several medals at the Canterbury children’s championships in Timaru.
Junior club captain Ann Wells said it was a fantastic event at Aorangi Stadium with excellent conditions.
She said the athletes beat a lot of the club’s records while also nabbing a few top spots.
The club did exceptionally well this year because it had a smaller contingency of athletes and produced a number of top-three performances within the various age groups, she said.
“It was fantastic, they all did so well.”
She said the top performers were Luca Tracey, Caleb Sutter and Tim Ward.
The grade 14 boys’ relay team, made up of Tim, Caleb, Luca and John Wells, narrowly missed out on a top three placing and breaking the club record, she said.
Results – Sumner athletes
Luca Tracey (B11) – 1st 100m/3rd 200m /1st long jump (record)
Caleb Sutter – (B11)
1st 200m/3rd long
Jonah Cropp – (B11) 1st 1200m walk (record)
Maddie Sharpe (G11) – 3rd 1500m
Beth Hunter (G13) – 2nd high jump (record)/3rd 400m (record)
John Wells (B13) – 3rd 80m hurdles (record)
Tim Ward (B14) – 3rd 100m (record)/3rd 200m (record)/3rd