Athletes on the podium at Colgate Games


Young Ashburton athletes have once again performed well at the Colgate Games and have come home with pennants and podium finishes to their name.

Ashburton Athletics Club spokesperson Alanna Peck said the athletes had enjoyed a fantastic weekend in Invercargill recently, helped by some excellent weather.

All of the local athletes had achieved personal bests and there had been a great team atmosphere, she said.

Among the top performers were Brooke Edmond, 9, who won gold in both the 200m and 60m, silver in the long jump and shot putt and bronze in the 100m, Ruby Estreich, 7, who won gold in the long jump, silver in the 200m, 60m and team relay and Amelia Young, 9, won won bronze in the 100m, silver in long jump, discus and 60m and bronze in the 200m.

Seven-year-old Sienna Roger won the long jump and claimed silvers in the 100m, shot putt and team relay.

Josh Eketone, 14, won silver in the discus with a top throw of 35.40cm and Rishaan Kumar, 13, won bronze in the 200m, as did 11-year-old Olivia Easton in the long jump.

The silver in the seven-year-old 4x100m relay team was won by Lachlan Peck, Sienna Rogers, Ronak Kumar and Ruby Estreich.

The Ashburton Athletics Club has an interclub event in Timaru tomorrow and the season will continue until the end of March.