Success for SAS Track and Field Athletes

Sunraysia Academy of Sport athletes, both past and present, lead the way at the Schools Sport Victoria Loddon Mallee Regional Track and Field Championships.

A large number of athletes from Sunraysia competed at the School Sport Victoria Loddon Mallee Region Track and Field Championships held in Bendigo recently.

Last Thursday, athletes in the Sunraysia Academy of Sport competed at the Secondary School Championships, medallists were as follows:

Taylor Hand                       1st Girls 17 100m Hurdles, 100m & 200m

Jayden Curtis                     1st Boys 14 800m & 1500m

Rinaldo Pender                  1st Boys 14 400m, 2nd Boys 14 200m

Madeline Williams               1st Girls 12-13 Long Jump, 3rd Girls 12-13 80m Hurdles & Triple Jump

Asare Amoafo                   1st Boys 16 200m & 400m, 3rd Boys 16 100m

Nicholas Sleep                  1st Boys 18-20 Discus, 2nd Boys 18-20 Shot Put

Mebal Kadian                    1st Girls 15 Discus, 3rd Girls 15 Shot Put & Javelin

Sheree Moore                  1st Girls 17 Long Jump, 2nd Girls 17 Triple Jump, 3rd Girls 17 1500m

Montana Beruldsen       1st Girls 15 Triple Jump

Brodie Jackson                  2nd Boys 16 Long Jump

Amy Anderson                  2nd Girls 18-20 Javelin

Former Sunraysia Academy of Sport athletes also did very well, medallist included:

Robert Broadhead           1st Boys 18-20 110 Hurdles, Long Jump, 100m, 200m & 400m

Sarah Broadhead             1st Girls 18-20 Discus & Shot Put, 3rd Girls 18-20 Triple Jump

Breanna Doorne               1st Girls 17 400m & 800m

Kelly Rayner                     2nd Boys 16 800m

Wayme Pajares                 2nd Boys 15 100m

On Monday 13th October, athletes from Sunraysia competed at the Primary School Championship’s, Sunraysia Academy of Sport athlete Jordan Stainer picked up a Bronze medal in the Boys 12-13 1500m.

Former Sunraysia Academy of Sport Athlete, Mia Dunbar also did very well, coming 1st in the Girls 12-13 Long Jump and 3rd in the Girls 12-13 1500m

Athletes who won a Gold medal at the Loddon Mallee Region Secondary Track and Field Championships will compete at the State Finals to be held in Melbourne on Friday 17th October. Primary athletes who finished in the top two positions in their event will compete at the State Finals on Monday 27th October in Melbourne.

The Academy congratulates all athletes who competed at the School Sport Loddon Mallee Championships and wish all athletes going on to the State Final all the very best.

With most of the athletes who medalled  involved in the Sunraysia Academy of Sport Athletics, it is testament to the strong training ethic this squad has and the leadership and commitment by the coaches; Chris Van Dijk, Jag Kadian and Simon Moran. Athletes are training a minimum of three times a week; twice on the track/field and once in the gym. Many of our best athletes though are training most days of the week.

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