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College Athletes leave it all on the track in Sydney
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Last week eight Geelong College athletes travelled to Sydney to compete in the Australian Junior Athletics Championships for 2018. This event is the pinnacle of the track and field season for athletes under 20 years old from across Australia. Sydney served up some very hot and trying conditions for most of the five days of competition, but there were some fantastic performances from all the College students.

 

Sprinter, Year 7 student Patrick Poulter came home with a gold, silver and bronze medal in the Under 14 boys 4 x 100m, 200m and 100m respectively. While Cassidy Bradshaw (Year 9) won the gold medal in the Under 16 girls Pole Vault and the bronze medal in the Under 18 girls Pole Vault, she also placed 7th in the Under 16 girls Long Jump. Year 9 student Nick O’Brien finished 3rd to claim the bronze in the Under 16 boys 800m with a personal best time of 1.57.35 and placed 9th in the 400m. Oliver Bradshaw (Year 6) tied for third for the bronze medal in the Under 14 boys Pole Vault with a personal best height of 2.60m.

 

Well done also to Josh Payne (Year 7) who placed fourth in the Under 14 boys Triple Jump and 9th in the 90m Hurdles, to Hamish Poulter (Year 9) who placed 5th in the Under 16 boys Long Jump with  a personal best leap of 6.36m, Will Jarman (Year 9) who placed 9th in the Under 16 boys Pole Vault with a personal best jump of 3.00m, and to Olivia Richardson (Year 10) who placed 13th in the Under 17 girls 2000m Steeplechase with a personal best time of 7.34.03 and 27th in the 3000m.

 

Congratulations to all of these students for representing Geelong College and Victoria at this very high level of athletic competition. A special mention to those who managed a personal best at a national championship which is a huge achievement.

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