Lochaber athletes tackle ‘Stay at Home Olympics’

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Lochaber Athletic Club (LAC) young athletes are running their own ‘Stay at Home Olympics’ with impressive performances in their backyards.

These are not virtual competitions but standing long jumps and other challenges at home. Juniors take the best of three standing jumps. These
are measured by parents with the final figures sent to the LAC juniors Facebook page.

First out the blocks was the youngest athlete, Kai Tresidder, with 134.5cms in the under 7 age group. Rocco MacMillan, the jumper, leapt an impressive 152.5cms to take gold in the under 9s.

Not to be outdone and spurred on, Maddison MacMillan had three great jumps, with the best – 170cms – top in the under 11s.

Euan Servant is under 13 champion with a jump of 154cms. A merit award was given to Aaron Tresidder for jumping 150cms.

Age group jumpers received an Easter chocolate treat and award certificate delivered at distance. Meanwhile, entries in the LAC juniors mascot and T-shirt logo drawing competition have been impressive and are being judged with awards made soon.

These are the first online competitions, quizzes and ‘Stay at Home Olympics’ being run weekly for LAC juniors.