Little Athletics season ends with presentation day

Arizona was presented with the Presidents Award from Yarra Ranges Athletics president Max Savill-Bentley. Pictures: SUPPLIED.

By Jamie Strudley

The Little Athletics summer season finished this week with the end of season presentation day.

An opportunity to recognise the achievements of our club athletes, helpers and officials, it was great to see a huge turn out of families enjoying the barbecue and acknowledging Yarra Ranges Athletics’ athletes. Major award winners were:

Sprint Athlete of the Year Koby S and Zahra LehmLann

Distance Athlete of the Year James C and Zoe C

Walk Athlete of the Year Beau M and Tillie S

Jump Athlete of the Year Brock P and Emily P

Throws Athlete of the Year IIikimi T and Shania T

Hurdles Athlete of the Year Kristian S and Emily F

Combined Event Athlete of the Year Micah F and Brookley H

Don Cruse award Dominic N

Petra Sank award Brienna C

Rob Belli award Mia Strudley

President award Boys Xander S

President award Girls Arizona P

Distinguished Service Award Katie Clark

Family Award Coffey Family

Some of the seniors continued their preparation for championships ahead, with some excellent performances.

HVC Results:


200m: Ashleigh Rooke 27.15 (+0.0); Georgia Boundy 27.75 (-0.5);

Discus: Ashleigh Rooke 28.69m;


Javelin: Ash Almond 53.62m

Box Hill Burn Results:

Women 5000m: Olivia Twining 18:15.98; Katrina Winger 18:38.02; Grace Muller 18:38.46;

Men 5000m: Harry Norman 14:34.49;

Kellie Angel competed in the Australian Ultra Running Short Course trail Championships in Noosa over the weekend. A 50km slog through mud challenged all competitors with Kellie eventually taking out the national title and gold medal. Well done Kellie.

Cross country training for under 12yos will start up on Tuesday evenings in April, with the club cross country season starting 20 April. Seniors training (13yo plus) is on Tuesday and Thursday from 5.30pm at Morrison Reserve. Yarra Ranges Athletics welcomes and encourages all athletes of any age or ability.

Go to or or email for information about events and registration. Cross country is coming.

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