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Sport & Events

2 August, 2021

Great day for athletics

SEVERAL long-standing and seemingly unreachable records were broken at Tableland Athletics recent annual Track and Field carnival at the Tolga Reserve on Sunday.

By Rhys Thomas

76 year-old Selwyn Hawken from Whitsundays Athletics at long jump the oldest competitor at the recent Track and Field carnival

SEVERAL long-standing and seemingly unreachable records were broken at Tableland Athletics recent annual Track and Field carnival at the Tolga Reserve on Sunday. 

177 athletes came from far and wide including the Whitsundays, Tully, Mossman and Normanton who came with a bus full of 30 energised kids ready to compete and enjoy the atmosphere of a social, and regionally run club competition. 

Athletes from four to 76 years old all competed in the five-event program with sprints, high jump, discus, shotput, long jump and 800m. 

A throws Pentathlon was also held, with 20 competitors preferring a throwing format of hammer, discus, shotput, javelin and weight throw over track and field.

Tableland Athletics would like to thank the Tableland Regional Council for supporting their event, which is held in high esteem within the region due to the friendly atmosphere, great raffle prizes and home cooked baking.

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