Athletics success

St Peter Chanel students Charli Kay and Imogen Wigg are all smiles after competing at the Tasmanian Primary and Secondary All Schools Track and Field Championships at the weekend.

Carnival. Two junior athletes are in line to represent Tasmania after posting winning results in a state-wide carnival at the weekend.

Smithton’s Charli Kay, 10, and Imogen Wigg, 12, represented St Peter Chanel Catholic School at the Tasmanian Primary and Secondary All Schools Track and Field Championships, competing in the 10 and 12-year categories respectively.

Imogen placed first in the Girls High Jump, reaching a final height of 1.25 metres, while also taking part in the 100 metres, long jump and shot put events.

Charli ran her 800-metre event in a time of 2:46.79 to take out first place, while also attempting the long jump, discus, shot put and tetrathlon.

The carnival doubled as a tryout session for the School Sport Australia Track and Field Exchange, with Penguin set to host junior athletes from across Australia from November 27 to December 1.

The pair is set to find out this week if they have been selected to compete at the next level in their winning events.

Alongside the weekend’s championships, Charli also took part in the 321-go Kids’ Race in Burnie on Sunday, placing first out of 258 entrants in her Under 10 age group with a time of 7 minutes and 58 seconds.

Mum Alana travelled to both events with her daughter, supporting from the sidelines.

“She ran really well, did a personal best,” she said of Charli’s 321 effort. “We didn’t really know she could run; it’s only really come on these last 12 months.”

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