Murray betters a second Geitz record in track and field
ATHLETICS: Denika Murray has broken a second Laura Geitz long jump record in less than a fortnight.
On Thursday, the Assumption student ran into a headwind and jumped 5.03m to beat the record of Geitz for 13-year-olds by 0.23m at the Warwick All Schools Sports.
One interested spectator at the long jump at Scots PGC College yesterday was Susan Swann (nee Gooding) who has held the 14 years record of 5.44m for the past 50 years.
Swann was at the athletics with five family members and plans to come again next year when Murray and other athletes will be aiming to beat her distance from 1969.
She had three long-time records in long jump at the Warwick All Schools athletics but one has been broken.
"We competed at Queens Park when I was at Warwick High and in school athletics,” Swann said.
"It was definitely harder for Denika to jump long as she was running into the wind.
"She also jumped straight after her 200m run. I will be happy to see the record broken.”
Murray's three jumps all counted.
"I don't foul very often,” she said.
She capped a great day with wins in the 100m, 200m and 400m.
Murray is trained weekly at Warwick East State School Oval by Bec Rogers from Rogers Sports Coaching.
Away from athletics, Murray plays football each weekend.