Full speed ahead

Four Athletics Glen Innes members finished on the podium at the Armidale Gala Day on Sunday. 

GOING THE DISTANCE: Champion runner Neville McIntyre received a medal in the pointscore for the veterans age group.

GOING THE DISTANCE: Champion runner Neville McIntyre received a medal in the pointscore for the veterans age group.

Despite the weekend’s record breaking temperatures, plenty of records were broken on the day too with local girl Mikielee Snow beating the previous 200 metre record. 

Athletes travelled from as far as Illawarra to compete in the event. 

FLYING HIGH: Joel Sloman competing in the triple jump. He also set an under 12 javelin record.

FLYING HIGH: Joel Sloman competing in the triple jump. He also set an under 12 javelin record.

"Considering the heat it all went as smoothly as it could,” Armidale Athletics club president Jay Stone said. 

"We definitely did finish a little earlier than normal. 

"The day went as smoothly as it could in those conditions.

"The weather was challenging but other than that, everybody enjoyed the day as best they could.” 

For the region’s track and field athletes, the next event on the calendar is the NSW Open Championships on February 24-26. 

Snow and Gracie Martin will be part of the team travelling to the carnival with an aim of securing a qualifying time for the National Championships at the end of March. 

"We will have the biggest team we have ever had,” Stone said. 

"We have never had more than three athletes at the Open.”