TWLA athletes had an amazing weekend at the Region Championships. They braved ridiculous temperatures (Saturday), windy conditions (Sunday) and stiff competition (the whole weekend!) but managed many personal bests, supported their teammates and mingled with athletes from other clubs.
Four athletes have automatically qualified for progression to the State Championships:
Ava Simos (U13G) qualified for 5 events – Gold medal in the 200m hurdles, gold medal (and a region record) in the 80m hurdles, silver medal in the 100m, silver medal in the 200m and silver medal in the long jump
Izabella Dunne (U14G) qualified for two events – Gold medal in the 1500m walk and silver medal in the 1500m. She also received a bronze medal in the 800m.
Felicity Ruzek (U11G) qualified in the 60m hurdles having won a silver medal.
Layla Pace (U10G) qualified in the 60m hurdles having won a silver medal. She also placed 5th in the 200m and 6th in the 100m.
Three additional athletes won bronze medals and will wait to see if their times/distances qualify them for the State Championships:
India-Rose Barnett (U14G) won bronze in the HJ.
Adhieu Bior-Black (U13G) won bronze in the 400m. She also placed 5th in the 200m and 6th in the 800m.
Lindsay Hallam (U13G) won bronze in the 80m hurdles and placed 8th in the 100m.
Cameron Stamper (U11G) won bronze in the 60m hurdles. She also placed 4th in HJ and 4th in TJ
Jimmy Johnston (U10B) won bronze in the 200m. He also placed 5th in LJ, 5th in the 100m and 6th in the 400m.
Tyla Channells (U10G) won bronze in the 800m and bronze in the LJ. She also placed 5th in the 400m.
Two other athletes had strong 4th place finishes and will wait to see if their times qualify them for the State Championships:
Jasmine Freers (U10G) placed 4th in the 70m. She also placed 5th in the 100m and 7th in the 800m.
Tobias Gray (U9B) placed 4th in the 400m. He also placed 7th in the 800m.
A special acknowledgement goes to Harry Lowbridge (U8B) who received three medals – gold in the 200m, silver in the 70m and silver in the 100m. What a fantastic effort Harry! U8 athletes do not proceed to the State Championships.
Many thanks to April Coles and Amanda Nowland who officiated over the weekend and to Rodney Gray, Carmen Pace and Peta Johnston for serving as relay officials.