Ipswich’s brilliant Little A’s achieve records

Ipswich athlete Tara Chaplin is part of a successful Ipswich Little Athletics Centre relay team.


COMPETITORS from the Ipswich Little Athletics Centre shared in six new track and 11 field records at the recent regional relay titles.

Centres from Ipswich, Rosewood, Goodna, Centenary, Forest Lake, Kenmore and Toowong Harriers competed at the Queensland Little Athletics Regional Relay Championships at Bill Paterson Oval on November 13.

The Ipswich under-16 girls achieved brilliant results with new regional bests set for the 4x100m, medley, shotput and long jump.

The team of Tara Chaplin, Cyndi Langbridge, Hayley Wright and Jade Hardy-Synnott blitzed the old record of 57.87 with a new time of 51.98 for the 4x100m.

Hayley Wright and Cyndi Langbridge paired to set the new long jump record of 9.48m.

Tyla Stolberg (11.52m) and Langbridge (11.18m) were the athletes to beat the old record 20.70m set in 2013 by Ipswich girls Tori Langton and Alexis List.

Unfortunately for Ipswich, Tyla will not able to repeat the performance at the State Relay Championships as she is unavailable to compete.

Tyla will be replaced on by Hayley.

Ipswich Little Athletics has 90 competitors qualify for the Little Athletics State Championships at QSAC on Saturday.

All athletes under 9 to under 17 placed first, second and third at the regional championships secured a spot.

Under-9 athletes compete at these championships for the first time.

Sam Morris and Dakota Wenzel-Stephan will be busy on the day contesting the maximum five events.

Both athletes will be lining up in the 4x100m, 4x200m relays, high jump, discus and shot put.