SAS Athletes Triumph at the State Junior Athletics Championships

Sunraysia Academy of Sport track and field athletes excelled at the South Australian State Junior Athletics Championships held in Adelaide on the 9-10 February 2013.

Last weekend 7 athletes from the Sunraysia Academy of Sport Athletics program as well as 3 athletes from the SAS Individual Athlete program competed successfully at the SA Junior Athletics Championships held at Santos Stadium in Adelaide.

The athletes brought home a swag 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 synthetic track.

Athletes in the SAS Athletics Program have been training hard since last October, training twice a week under coach, Emily McClelland. They have been training both on the track as well as completing a strength and conditioning program at home. Athletes have also attended and will continue to attend athlete and career education seminars on a monthly basis.

The results are as follows:

Sarah Broadhead

Gold                U18      Hammer            38.02m             *ACQS

Gold                U20      Hammer            28.13m

Silver               U20      Discus              26.78m

Bronze            U18      Discus              27.72m

Bronze            U18      Javelin              27.97m

Bronze            U20      Shot Put           9.39m

4th                   U18      Shot Put           10.92m

Robert Broadhead

Gold               U18      110 Hurdles       15.68s              ACQS

Gold               U18      400 metres        51.82s

Gold               U18      400m Hurdles    57.87s              ACQS

Silver               U18      Triple Jump       12.37m

* Athletics Australia – Australian Championship Qualifying Standard

Stefan Cifra
Silver               U18      200 metres        23.57s

Bronze –¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† U18¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 100 metres¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 11.65s

Mebal Singh      

Silver  U15 Shot Put

Silver  U15 Discus


Taylor Hand

Gold       U17 400m Hurdles

4th              U17 100m

Bronze  U17 100m Hurdles

4th         U17 200m


Neve Goodrem

Bronze    U16 1500m

Gold        U16 2000m Steeplechase

Gold        U16 3000m

Bronze    U16 800m


Asare Oamafo

6th         U16 100m

Silver     U16 400m

9th          U16 200m

7th            U16 Long Jump


Kelly Rayner 

Bronze   U16 1500m

Bronze   U16 3000m

Bronze   U16 2000m Steeplechase


Jayden Byrne

Gold       U17 3000m

4th         U17 1500m


Nick Sleep 

Gold       U18 Discus

Gold       U18 Javelin

4th         U18 Shot Put

All the best to those athletes who will be competing at the National Junior Athletics Championships in Perth.

Athletes will now be focussing their attention on training for the SA Little Athletics State Championships which will be held at the end of March in Adelaide at Santos Stadium.

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