Budding Athletes Excel
Published: Sunday, 19 June 2016 09:03

SISTERS Breanna and Rhiannon Griffiths are both promising junior athletes. The Prestons siblings are discus and shot-put throwers. Breanna, 10, and Rhiannon, 6, are members of Prestons Robins Little Athletics Club.

The girls attend Dalmeny Public School: Breanna is in year 5 and Rhiannon year 1.

Budding Athletes Excel
Budding Athletes Excel

Breanna recently competed at the regional Little Athletics titles winning two gold medals in the under-10 girls’ shot-put and discus events.

She threw 8.12 metres in the shot-put and 26.69 metres in the discus.

Her father Chris said that Breanna had also won the under-9 discus state title last year.

She is coached by David Prior at the South West Sydney Throws Squad.

Rhiannon joined Little Athletics this season and in her first zone-level competition won the discus in the under-7 girls’ age group, throwing 11.63 metres.

At this year’s state titles, Breanna was back again to defend the discus title which she won in 2013.

This time she won bronze, throwing a personal best of 30.56 metres.

She was the club’s first state medallist last year and its only state medallist again this year.

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