Athletes scoop the medals

It was a small but mighty team of athletes from the Waiuku Athletics Club that took on the region’s best at the recent Counties Manukau Athletics Championship.

12 year old Aleisha Pyke ran a great race in the 400m surprising herself by taking out gold and then went on to secure bronze in the 1500m.

Dre Shelley competed in the age 11 boys’ category and collected a trio of medals with silver in the 1500m, silver in the 800m and bronze for high jump.

Local half marathon runner Quinn Gardiner-Hall picked up bronze in the ten year old boys’ discus and athletics newcomer, seven year old Lucas Baldwin scored a gold in the discus also.

More than 250 athletes took part in the championship event which was held at Papakura’s Massey Park.

Registrations for new members wishing to join the Waiuku Athletics Club open again in September.


Medal winning athletes, from left, Dre Shelley, Lucas Baldwin, Aleisha Pyke and Quinn Gardiner-Hall.