After two weekends of extreme weather, the Region 2 Championships have concluded. First and foremost, we hope that everyone is safe and that any damage sustained in the storm is minimal. We would also like to thank the families who were able to attend and who all so generously performed duties in the inclement weather which allowed the athletes to compete. These events simply cannot run without your help so your assistance is greatly appreciated. Every athlete who competed deserves a huge congratulations for braving the schedule changes, delays and conditions to get out on the track or field and do their very best. And for those who showed up the first weekend but were unable to compete, and then could not make it back the following weekend for reasons beyond their control, you are to be commended for your commitment. We hope that you try again next year – it will come around before you know it.
In terms of the competition itself, the weather and conflicting sporting events understandably impacted our overall numbers. Of the 56 athletes who qualified, only 29 were able to compete. However, of the 29 who competed, we have 7 athletes who have automatically qualified for the State Championships – and possibly another 2 or 3 who may yet get there as an additional qualifier. This is an outstanding result!
Our medalists include (names in bold = automatic State Championships qualifier):
Ava Simos (4): Golds in the 100m, 80m hurdles and 200m hurdles and Silver in LJ
Kara Tobey (3): Gold in the 100m and Silvers in the 400m and LJ
Hugh Argent (2): Gold in the SP and Silver in the HJ
Emmy Clark (2): Gold in the Discus and Silver in the SP (Emmy is U8 and they do not compete at the State Championships)
Harry Lowbridge (2): Silver in the 200m and Bronze in the 100m
Izabella Dunne (1): Silver in the 1500m walk
Olivia Falconi (1): Silver in the 3000m
Ethan Lee (1): Silver in the 70m
Jimmy Johnston (1): Bronze in the TJ
Max McCartney (1): Bronze in the 80m hurdles
Emily Falconi (1): Bronze in the 1500m
Though the conditions were not ideal, many athletes still managed PBs – pushed along by the outstanding competition that you come up against at a Regional Championship event. That is the main reason we encourage participation at these events, so that athletes are challenged to unlock performances that may not result at the club or zone level.
The full results should be posted soon and the link will be posted to FB and our website. Additional qualifiers will be notified once all Regions have been completed (next weekend) and the available remaining State Championships slots allocated.
Once again, congratulations to all involved for a memorable 2020 Regional Championships.
The Terrigal-Wamberal Little Athletics Committee