GOLDEN BOY: Marcus Makejev won four gold medals at the Little A's Zone carnival.
GOLDEN BOY: Marcus Makejev won four gold medals at the Little A's Zone carnival. Contributed

Little Athletics club brings home major medal haul

LITTLE ATHLETICS: The athletes at Grafton Little Athletics Club have continued to prove their all-round ability against the bigger clubs in the Northern Rivers returning from the zone meet with a major haul of athletics medals.

While the club brought back 11 gold, nine silver and 15 bronze medals from the Northern Rivers Zone Little Athletics Championships at Nambucca Heads, what was more impressive was each athletes ability across multiple disciplines.

With the first four place getters in each event earning a spot at the Little Athletics Regional Championships, all 10 Grafton athletes that travelled to the zone event are eligible to compete in at least two different events at Tamworth in February.

Marcus Makejev had a perfect result for the four events he entered. Competing in the U12 age group, he won gold in the 100m and 200m sprints, 60m hurdles and long jump.

Satriya Pope, competing in Under 11s, won three bronze in 100m and 200m sprints and triple jump.

Zachary Chegwidden brought home a silver medal in the 200m sprint and a bronze in shot put in the Under-14 age group. He also qualified to compete at Tamworth in the 100m and 400m sprints.

Competing in the Under-9 age group, Steffany Nudo achieved silver medals in the 80m sprint and 800m run and bronze medals in long jump and discus.

Eliza Berrick won double bronze in the 100m and 400m sprints competing in U11s while in the same age group, Jasmine Chellew achieved gold in the 800m run and a silver in high jump.

Krystal McMahon showed her ability to earn three bronze in the 100m and 200m sprints and shot put.

In the Under-15s, Nathalie Avery came first in the 100m sprint and shot put, won silver in the 200m sprint and third in long jump and triple jump. Also competing in the same age group, Hanna Tait clinched gold in the 1500m run, long jump and javelin and silver in the 100m sprint and triple jump.

While the oldest in the group, Megan Tillman, won gold in the 100m hurdles, silver in the 200m sprint and triple jump and bronze in high jump and javelin.



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