Athletes prepare for games

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Another round of Colgate Games action is nearing, allowing Central Otago athletes to put their hard work to the test.
Among them are six athletes from Alexandra Athletics Club: Kahu Geary (12), Jessica Lake
(14), Pania Geary (13), Kiri Morgan (8), Avie Morgan (11) and Te Kauru (10).
This year’s event, which is into its 42nd year, will take place from January 17 to 19 at the new Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub in Christchurch.
Participants will compete in up to four disciplines each, including running, long jump, discus, shot put, high jump and hurdles.
Athletes of all abilities, aged 7 to 14, who are registered with an athletics club can compete in the three-day event.
Jessica will also attend Timaru’s Lovelock Classic this weekend where she will compete in the adults competition.