Sunraysia Academy of Sport track and field athletes excelled at the South Australian Little Athletics State Individual Championships held in Adelaide on the 23-24 March ¬†2013.
A total of 33 athletes travelled to Adelaide last weekend to participate in the State Individual Athletics Championships. 9 athletes from the Sunraysia Academy of Sport Athletics program as well as 2 athletes from the SAS Individual Athlete program competed successfully at the South Australian Little Athletics State Individual Championships. There were also a number of other athletes who competed from the Mildura & District Little Athletics Club.
¬†Athletes had to achieve qualifying standards during the local Little Athletics season in their chosen event. Each athlete could qualify for a maximum of 5 events.
Overall the team performed exceptionally well, led by our most experienced athletes Robert and Sarah Broadhead. The athletes brought home a number of medals as well as many of them achieving personal bests. It was an opportunity for the athletes to compete against high level competition and on a state of the art athletics facility.
Emily McClelland, coach of the SAS Athletics program has been preparing these athletes over the past 6 months for this event and must be congratulated for the time and effort she has put into the squad. In its inaugural year, the Athletics program has gone from strength to strength with some exceptional performances from our athletes at a number of events. Athletes have competed not only locally, but at regional, state and national events.
The SAS athletes who achieved medals at the SA Australian Little Athletics State Individual Championships were:
¬†Neve Goodrem¬† – Silver U14 Girls 1500m Walk 8:29.5
¬†Sophie Crouch (SAS athlete- golf) ¬†– Silver U14 Girls Javelin 27.19
– Silver U14 Girls Shot Put 9.56
Mebal Singh¬†‚Äď Bronze U14 Girls Shot Put 8.61
Asare Amoafo¬†¬†– Silver U15 Boys 100m 12.0
Bronze U15 Boys 200m 25.3
Silver U15 Boys 400m 57.0
Brodie Jackson¬†¬†– Bronze U15 Boys 100m 12.1
Kelly Rayner¬†¬†– Bronze U15 Boys 1500m 4:52.9
Bronze U15 Boys 800m 2:15.1
Jayden Byrne¬† – Silver U16 Boys 1500m 4:34.5
Nicholas Sleep¬† – Gold¬† U16 Boys Discus 40.25
Gold¬† U16 Boys Shot Put 12.22
Taylor Hand¬† – Bronze U16 Girls 100m 13.2
Silver¬† U16 Girls 200m 28.1
Bronze U16 Girls 200m Hurdles 33.2
Gold¬† U16 Girls 90m Hurdles 16.1
Sheree Moore(SAS athlete -tennis) – Bronze U16 Girls 1500m 5:38.2
Bronze U16 Girls 400m 1:08.5
Bronze¬† U16 Girls 800m 2:43.4
Robert Broadhead¬† – Gold U17 Boys 100m 11.2
Gold U17 Boys 100m Hurdles 13.9
Gold U17 Boys 200m Hurdles 24.4 SBP
Gold U17 Boys 400m 50.6
Silver U17 Boys Long Jump 6.10
Sarah Broadhead¬†¬†¬†– Gold¬† U17 Girls 200m Hurdles ¬†32.9
Gold U17 Girls 90m Hurdles 16.4
Silver U17 Girls Discus 27.04
Silver U17 Girls Javelin 25.39
Silver U17 Girls Shot Put ¬†10.84