Making leaps and bounds
WHILE the latest batch of young athletes from Emerald and District Athletics Club were recognised in what was a highly successful season, the incoming club committee is already setting the groundwork for its next major undertaking.
The 2012 biannual Track and Field Inter-Club Carnival will be staged in Emerald next year, with athletes from beginners through to masters travelling from all over Queensland to compete in the two-day event.
Outgoing club president Sherryle Nolan said that such an event will require a lot of support and help from all club members to make it a success.
She also thanked members for their participation, co-operation and help throughout the 2011 season.
This year's club award winners and age champions were presented by club patron Cr Paul Bell.
Local athlete Sasha Kelly took the cake for one of the longest held records to be broken this season.
Kelly smashed the 11 years girls 800m record set way back in 1989, long before she was even born.
Participation medals and certificates where awarded to all athletes for their achievements during the season.
After many years of dedication and coaching with athletes, Gary and Maryanne Free have now joined the ranks of life members within the club having been presented with a certificate of appreciation.