North Otago athletes left it all out on the track at the South Island Colgate Games last weekend.
The North Otago Athletics Club took 11 young athletes to the games in Invercargill, and they all loved competing in their first event of the year, president Stace Smith said.
Smith said it was a fantastic weekend for the club and all of the North Otago athletes made her proud.
‘‘I witnessed some courageous efforts when the competition was very, very tough and some really awesome sportsmanship which is great to see at any level,’’ Smith said.
Sadye Kawau took home silver medals in the 200m and 400m grade 11 sprints, and claimed fourth place in the 100m sprint.
Stella Kawau, Harper Harvey, Reeva Kawau and Nadia Williams performed well to place third in the grade 9 100m relay.
Smith said North Otago athletes produced some great qualifying results and personal achievement milestones.
‘‘I’m super proud of everyone’s efforts. Everyone gave it their absolute best and enjoyed themselves while they were are it — I had smiley, happy kids all weekend.’’
North Otago’s senior athletes produced some outstanding results at the Yvette Williams Memorial meet in Dunedin last week too.
Sarah Jamison won gold in the senior women’s 100m hurdles, Liam Prouting-Gardener won gold in the senior men’s 400m, and Schuyler Orr won gold in the senior men’s 100m.