Little Athletics NSW 2021-22 Northern Metropolitan Zone Championships (Region 5; Barton Park, Parramatta; 29 Jan – 30 Jan 2022
Andres represented Northern Suburbs Little Athletics Centre in the 200m hurdles, 100m sprint, 90m hurdles, 200m sprint and Senior 4x100m relay in the U14 age group.
Results: 1st in 200m hurdles; 1st in 100m sprint; 1st in 90m hurdles; 3rd in 200m sprint; 1st in 4x100m relay – qualifies for Region in all events.
U14 Boys 200m hurdles (76.2cm)
Andres had a difficult race, stumbling over the second hurdle and just generally feeling uncomfortable, but he won easily and progresses to region.
|1st||Andres Hampel||Northern Suburbs||30.42|
|2nd||Lewis Wong||North Rocks Carlingford||31.72|
|3rd||Ethan Temelkovski||Northern Suburbs||34.10|
U14 Boys 100m sprint
Andres missed the start a bit but easily came 2nd in his heat and was 2nd fastest qualifier for the final. In a dramatic final that saw three breaks and the 1st and 3rd fastest qualifiers disqualified – he went on to easily win, setting a new grass PB in the process.
|1st||Andres Hampel||Northern Suburbs||12.44|
U14 Boys 90m hurdles (76.2cm)
Andres ran a very controlled and clean race to win easily (by more than 2 flights of hurdles) and set a new grass PB.
|1st||Andres Hampel||Northern Suburbs||13.71|
|2nd||Lewis Wong||North Rocks Carlingford||17.89|
U14 Boys 200m sprint
After coming back from injury after All Schools in early December, Andres was lacking a bit of race fitness for the 200m and so died a bit in the last 50m to come 2nd in his heat and 3rd fastest qualifier. In the final he got a great start, but was caught on the line and came 3rd. His time in the final was a new grass PB.
|3rd||Andres Hampel||Northern Suburbs||25.70|
Senior Boys 4x100m relay
In the senior 4x100m relay, teams may run an athlete from each age group from U13, U14, U15 and U17. Teams may run a younger athlete in place of an older athlete, but not the other way around. Due to the lack of U17 athletes with competitive 100m times and only one U15 athlete, it was decided by the club to run two U14 athletes and no U17 athlete.
Despite no training; limited warmup before the race; and a relatively young team with the oldest athlete being 14 years old versus the 15 or 16 year old U17 athletes in other teams, the boys ran an excellent relay with great baton changes to come first and qualify for regionals.
Athletes: Zak (U13); Hugo (U14); Liam (U15); Andres (U14)