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Chasing Glory On The Track and Field

Mackay Athletics Club Summer Series Delivers Action-Packed Competition

With a burst of energy and a flurry of activity, the Mackay Athletics Club Summer Series number 3 competition sprinted into action last weekend. Athletes from across Queensland took to the track and field, leaping, throwing, and racing with the skill and precision of seasoned pros. The event showcased a range of athletic disciplines, including the High Jump, Long Jump, Discus, Javelin, Triple Jump, 3000m, 60m, 100m, and the 800m. As runners exploded out of the starting blocks and jumpers soared through the air, the competition was a true testament to the spirit of athletics and the dedication of its participants.

The event was also extremely well supported by athletes from the Mackay, Isaac, and Whitsunday regions.

The competition provided a fantastic opportunity for athletes to get some competing time in before various upcoming competitions. These include the Queensland Athletics Championships in Brisbane from the 9th to the 12th of March, which is now open to U13's through to the Open age group. The Australian Masters Championships in Sydney on the 10th and 13th of March, the Queensland Athletics 3000m Championships in Brisbane on the 1st of March, and the NQ Cross Country Championships at Galbraith Park in Cannon Valley on the 19th of March. Additionally, the Chemist Warehouse Australian Open and Under 20 Track & Field Championships will take place from the 30th of March to the 2nd of April in Brisbane, and the Chemist Warehouse Australian Junior (Under 13 to Under 18) Track & Field Championships will take place from the 13th to the 16th of April, also in Brisbane.

The Mackay Athletics Club Summer Series number 3 competition was a testament to the dedication and sportsmanship of athletes across the state. The event was made possible by the hard work and effort of the organizing committee, volunteers, and participants who made it a success. The Mackay Athletics Club can be proud of its efforts in supporting and promoting athletics in the region by providing an off-season series to prepare athletes for the upcoming year.

Athletes competed last weekend at the final of the Mackay Athletics Club’s Summer Series competition. Photo credit: Mackay Athletics Club

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