Another Saturday another competition for our athletes at the EAP meeting in Malta. We had very good results from those taking part. A commendable double by Kimahri Charles in the 100m and long jump youths winning gold in both events, Josepha Marie Micallef 1st in 400m (pb) and 3rd in 800m youth and Sarah Busuttil in the 100m and 200m open women placing 3rd in both with a seasonal best. Other great results from Luca Martini and Karol Spiteri (pb) in the hammer and Luke Farrugia in the discus.
Well done to all…challenge meeting 6 next stay tuned
Another satisfying day for our athletes in the Challenge Meeting 5, though we had many athletes missing due to beginning of SEC exams.
From the field Luca Martini won the open hammer this time with a senior implement throwing the implement just short of 51 mtrs, this is a highly commendable results considering he is still a Junior and was just a mtr short from open national record. On the other hand Antonella Chouhal threw a seasonal best of 46.38 mtrs just 38cm short of her own national record, making for the 2nd time the A Standard for the GSSE, unfortunately this event was scratched out from the organisers in Montenegro so she will be missing the games due to this. Kareem Chouhal won the discus U16 with a personal best of 26.99 mtrs.
From the track Kimahri Charles was the only U16 running sub 13s with a seasonal best of 12.97s, Kurt Zahra snitched some time between SEC exams to come running the 100m open in a very good time followed by evergreen Rachid Chouhal who did a seasonal best. Beppe Grillo equalled his personal best in 11.54s placing 2nd U18 after Kurt Zahra. In the 1500 mtrs open Rachel Marie Galea won the event.
Despite the inclement weather with force winds above the norm, our champions showed great tenacy during challenge meeting 4 and great results where brought home in both track and the field, confirming the versatility of the club and skills shown in running, jumping and throwing.
We had athletes achieving various personal bests and seasonal bests. Surely, the dominance in the throwing events was clear and our throwers threw great distances in the hammer, discus and shot put. The best throws surely came from youngsters Mariah Zahra U18 in the discus, throwing a personal best of 34.77m and in the shot put men U18 where Kyle Caruana threw a personal best almost hitting the 13m mark with a throw of 12.96m. In the jumps U16 Kimahri Charles won the long jump with a great leap.
On the track it was evident once again the dominance of our U18 star Kurt Zahra where despite the strong winds against, he confirmed once again his form. In the 400m we had a great run from Krestien Micallef clocking a season best of 51.80s . The 800m U16 mixed race was dominated by our youngsters Josepha Marie Micallef and Gaetano Francalanza where they both won the event both clocking a personal best.
Challenge meeting 3 brought home great results from our team both on the track and field. The outstanding result surely was again the National record broken by Luca Martini in the hammer U20 category that for the second consecutive week broke the national record with a throw of 57.00 in the same competition Karol Spiteri did a great personal best. A big pb also from Mariah Zahra in the discus. Great showing from all our throwers all of them doing great distances.
On the track we had great results with a lot of 1st place finishers in their respective categories. A notable performance came from the youngster Gaetano Francalanza breaking for the 1st time the 1 minute barrier in the 400m.