Sunday, April 5, 2015

Junior Nationals - SOPAC

The Australian Junior Championships were held over a 5 day period from 11th to 15th of March.

What started off as pretty dreadful weather for our Junior Athletes, turned into a great event all round.

13 Junior Striders competed and 4 individual medals were won.  Josh Phillips won gold in U17 boys' 2k steeplechase and U17 boys'1500m;

Josh Phillips U17 Boys

Josh Phillips, U17 Boys

Tessa Constantine U17 Girls
Hayden Blaskett won a silver  in the U14 boys 3k walk where his time beat the old meet record.
Hayden Blaskett U14 boys

Bryn Lynch ran a great race to take away a bronze in the U16 boys 1500.

Bryn Lynch U16 Boys

Along with the individual medal wins, other outstanding results from all athletes were:

Tessa Constantine 4th in the U17 girls 400 hurdles final

Edita Grinbergs 6th in the U15 girls 400 and 4th in the 800

Edita Grinbergs U15 Girls

Sophie Wickham 5th in U15 girls 400 final and Sophie Gocher, 15th in U15 girls 3k and 6th in the 2k steeplechase final.

Sophie Gocher U15 Girls

Adam Halmy came 9th in the U20 boys 3k steeplechase final, setting a  new club record with a time of 10.24.34.

Luke Gorman, ran in 13th in the U18 boys 2k steeplechase final.

Luke Gorman U18 Boys

Jack Mills came 5th in the U18 boys 800m final, setting a new 800m club record running 1.57.79 in the heats.

Liam Gorman 4th and Max Mahon 20th in the U16 boys 2k steeplechase final

Tom Davies came 11th in the U15 boys 3k final.

Tom Davies U15 Boys

Finally, rookie of the Championships Jack Coates, came 6th in U14 boys 800 final, running a 4 second PB in his heat, in 2.14.47

Jack Coates U14 boys

Great result and team spirit from everyone who was at the event, and a highlight no doubt being a couple of photo opps with the hero 'Rudisha'.

Look out 2016!

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