Grafton girls too fizzy
SENIOR members of the Grafton Physical Culture Club were not to be outclassed by the junior members, when they were also successful, at the Zone Physical Culture Championships.
Grafton Club were the only club to be able to enter two teams in this division and the judges said they were amazed that a country club would be able to enter two teams in this section, when most clubs are struggling to get one team who will commit to the training.
Girls in this section are aged from 14 years to 16 years and came from as far north as Ballina, south to Taree and west to Moree.
This was a record for any club in this age group.
To be able to finish first and second was a great achievement for the girls and their teacher, Justine Crispin.
Grafton have now won this title six times over the past seven years. This will be a record which will probably never be broken by any club, in the senior section.
Members of the teams were: Alison Traecey, Courtney Dougherty, Nikki Wormald, Tiffany McPherson, Samantha Duff, Kelly Napper, Erin Dougherty, Ashleigh Walls, Emma Creed, Naomi Leach, Rebecca Stahlut and Jamee Campell.
The women's titles were also held on the same weekend, again Grafton women performed extremely well.
Both the Under-33 team and the Over-33 team, competed against each other, in the Open Division.
Nine teams competed and Grafton was awarded 2nd and 4th.
This was an outstanding effort by these women.
Members of the teams were: Justine Crispin, Tracy Avery, Kerrie McPherson, Jo Clare, Mariko Stahlut, Cheryl Ingram, Leonie Leach, Belinda Carpenter, Jana Stahlut, Judy Myers, Glynis Lugnan and Judy Disson.
Individual Championships were also held on the same weekend and again Grafton did extremely well.
In the seniors, Courtney Dougherty 3rd, Alison Traecey 2nd in 15yrs, Jamee Campbell, having her first year in physie, was 3rd in the first year senior section and Jessica Dougherty and Emma Creed, were second and third in their division.
In the women's, Justine Crispin was 2nd in the Under-33 opens and Tracy Avery 3rd in the Over-33 women's.
All of the placegetters in seniors and women's now go on to contest the National Championships at the State Sports Centre, at Homebush Bay, Sydney, over the next couple of weeks.