Mack Geiger flies high and more importantly, long.
Mack Geiger flies high and more importantly, long. Contributed GLA170118MACKZOE

Mack is in top of his training program ahead of more comps

ATHLETICS: There's more success for rising Gladstone athlete Mack Geiger.

The youngster won silver at the Queensland Under-16 Heptathlon Championships at the Queensland State Athletics Centre in Brisbane.

Therefore he was selected for the Australian National Titles in Hobart on March 15-17.

He smashed his previous best in heptathlon by 853 points when he gained a new personal best in all seven events.

Mack said it's been a busy Christmas and New Year period to keep up to speed in his fitness.

"I have had to train and stay fit working around Christmas day and seeing family when I could," he said.

"I've been training through the busy schedule and was training three times a week with additional recovery sessions including long endurance work, sprints, jumps, hurdles and throws."

He admitted he was not confident in Brisbane, but he will leave no stone unturned ahead of his next challenge in Tassie.

"I have just received my new training program from my coach and it has definitely got a lot more challenging, but it will be good because the more hard work put in, the more results you will get out of it," Mack said.

"Training is still three times a week, yet some weeks are the regular while other weeks are harder.

"Each session covers at least two or events and I will be focussing on improving on all of my events.

"I have no doubt I will add in a couple more sessions for the events i want to improve on."

He has thanked the Gladstone Athletics Club which has allowed him to use equipment as well as his mum Gemma who takes him from Bracewell into Gladstone for training.

Mack's sister Zoe also competed in Brisbane and had mixed results and was placed fourth in all events except in javelin in which she won that leg.

She finished seventh overall and achieved personal-best results in five of her seven events.

Meanwhile Gladstone Little Athletics resumes tomorrow at 8.15am at CQ University Oval off Derby Street.