Jimboomba's young athletes land big medal haul

Tyron Mackinnon, Mathew Stockham, Dean Brettoner and Jett Trembath competed in the under 17 heptathlon.
Tyron Mackinnon, Mathew Stockham, Dean Brettoner and Jett Trembath competed in the under 17 heptathlon.

Jimboomba Little Athletics achieved a great result at the South East Regional Championships, held over the weekend at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre, with athletes breaking records and winning more than 100 medals.

Centre manager Peta Smith said it was a great competition with local athletes featuring prominently in most events.

“Even the heat didn’t curb the enthusiasm of Jimboomba athletes who competed strongly and supported each other throughout both days,” she said. “Most events included multiple Jimboomba athletes with nearly every child coming away with a personal best.”

Jimboomba achieved a clean sweep in the under 17 boys heptathlon, with Mathew Stockham winning gold, Tyron Mackinnon silver and Dean Brettoner bronze.

This feat was also achieved in the the under 16 girls 100m, with Nikita Collins (gold), Ashley Brettoner (silver) and Emmily Yuan (bronze), and the under 13 girls 200m hurdles, with Jesica Draper taking gold, Felila Kia won silver and Tiarna Isua scored bronze.

Ashley Brettoner, Emily Yuan and Nikita Collins were medallists in the under 15 girls long jump.

Ashley Brettoner, Emily Yuan and Nikita Collins were medallists in the under 15 girls long jump.

Regional records were broken by Camryn Newton-Smith in the under 17 girls high jump, long jump and javelin; Talosaga Kia U/6 girls discus and shot put; Nikita Collins U/16 girls 100m; Ben Roberts U/15 boys javelin; Lilly Pearce U/14 girls high jump; Gemma King U/13 girls 200m; Jesica Draper U/13 girls 200m hurdles; Tiarna Isua U/13 girls 800m; Sam Windsor U/13 boys high jump and 200m, and Motootua Kia U/11 boys discus.  

Felila Kia, Jesica Draper and Tiarna Isua were medallists in the under 13 girls 200-metre hurdles.

Felila Kia, Jesica Draper and Tiarna Isua were medallists in the under 13 girls 200-metre hurdles.