Junior National Athletics Champs are now all done and dusted, and we have 9 Nationals medals to our name: Hannah Gibson silver in the u18 2K steeplechase (6:53.48) and bronze in the 3K (10:00.74), Ben Carter silver in the u14 boys 90m hurdles (13:87), Edita Grinbergs won silver in the u14 girls 800m (2:20.39), Luke Gorman won silver in the u16 boys 2K steeplechase (6:14.18), Josh Phillips won bronze in the u15 3K (9:28.99) and in the 2K steeplechase (6:39.47), Bethany Halmy won GOLD in the u20 girls 400m relay and Ben Carter won bronze in the u14 boys 100m relay.
It's been very exciting outside the medlas too: Tessa, 13, made the final of the u17 400m hurdles (71:35), Bethany made the 400m u20 girls final (58:41) and ran well in her 800m heat, Gabe Corke ran 51:66 in the u18 boys 400m, Daniel Francken (ill) came 9th in the u16 boys 3K with 9:08:80 and 5th in the 1500m (4:10), Adam Halmy (u17) and Joe Burgess (u18) came mid div. in their steeplechase races (6:48.25 & 6:37.58), and ran close to their PBs in the 3K (9:32.78) and 800m heat (2:00.16) respectively. Amelia Gorman ran 7:47 in the 2K u18 girls steelplechase - in the middle of the field - with a massive PB, after a break through at last minute steeplechase training the Sunday before Nationals. Luke Gorman also came 5th in the u16 boys 1500m with a time of 4:13.60. Edita, aged 11 (!!!) made the u14 girls 400m final with 61:05 and came 4th. Lachlan Cooper qualified for the u15 boys 800m final with 2:06.1. Ben Carter was 5th in the u14 boys triple jump and long jump.
|Hannah Gibson leading the u18 girls 3K at 200m into the race.|
Hannah still in the lead in the 3K at this point in the race.
|Hannah wins bronze in the u18 girls 3K with a PB of 10:00.74|
|Josh Phillips wins bronze in the u15 bopys 3K with 9:28.29|
|Josh Phillips on the podium again, this time for his 3rd place in the u15 boys 2K steeplechase, run in 6:39.47|
|Bethany Halmy on the no. 1 podium, far right, for the 400m u20 girls relay|
|Bethany at the start of the GOLD medal winning 400m relay u20 girls.|
|Daniel Francken, the juniors' overall fastest runner, in the 1500m. He's next to the guy taking a tumble!|
Under 16 boys 1500m - look at the running styles!
|Tessa Constantine, 13, friendly as ever, in the longer NSW shorts, chats to the under 17 girls in her 400m hurdles race. She made the final and came 6th with a time of 72:14 (slower than her heat time of 71:35|