Locals claim Vic medals

Cody is all smiles as he reaches the finish line. Pictures: SUPPLIED.

By Jamie Strudley

Weekend two of the Victorian All Schools Track and Field Championships were held at a warm, windy Lakeside Stadium on the weekend.

Spread over two weekends, weekend one saw eight Yarra Ranges Athletics athletes enjoy the sunny conditions to put in some outstanding performances. Weekend two had nine athletes competing, bringing home five more medals.

Brigette Rice followed up her silver medal from weekend one with a dominant run in the U17 3000m, running 10.11.21 to win her race.

Sarah Ebbels narrowly missed her club record when winning the U20 Hammer Throw with a massive 35.76m effort.

Ash Rooke added a 200m bronze to her two silvers from last weekend, running a blistering 27.20 seconds for the half lap race.

Zoe Clarke showed an excellent turn of speed over the closing stages of her U15 800m to win bronze with a time of 2.26.06. Bradley McMeeken won his third medal of the championships with a PB 3.19.29 effort in the U17 Para 800m.

Club member results from weekend 2 are:

200m Emily Fielder U14 7th 28.14, Bradley McMeeken U17 Para 4th 38.91,Ash Rooke U20 3rd 27.20

800m Ryder Holland U14 9th 2.22.79, Zoe Clarke U15 3rd 2.26.06, Mitch Pointon U15 19th 2.16.43, Kristina Nackovski U16 4th 2.36.00, Bradley McMeeken U17 3rd 3.19.29

3000m Brigette Rice U17 1st 10.11.21

Hammer Throw Sarah Ebbels U20 1st 35.76m

A twilight round for this week’s Little Athletics competition saw an amazing turnout of athletes. Some outstanding results under the Morrison Reserve lights including a new 200m Hurdles record to Brookly H. We also welcomed club life member, Rob Belli, to his first round of competition for the season, great to see Rob back doing what he loves most.

Normal competition returns next week with action kicking off from 8am followed by our club hosting round 4 of the AVSL season from 1pm.

Training for our six-12yo continues on Tuesdays from 4.00pm. Seniors training (13yo plus) is on Tuesday and Thursday from 5.30pm at Morrison Reserve. Check the socials and website for more details and sessions available with our throws and jumps coaches. Yarra Ranges Athletics welcomes and encourages all athletes of any age or ability.

If you, or someone you know, wants to join in the fun of track and field registration is now open. Go to lavic.com.au or athsvic.org.au or email info@yarrarangesathletics.org.au for information about events and registration.

For information on training, how to join or trial, photos, results and updated news, visit the website at yarrarangesathletics.org.au or check us out on Facebook. Run, Jump, Throw…too easy!