Australian Championships

Congratulations to Meggan O’Riley (photo) for her second consecutive gold medal with a jump of 13.30m. Also, congratulations to Chris Mitrevski for gold in the long jump with 7.90m.

Our thoughts to Nneka Okpala who is out of action with a seriously injured kneecap from the Victorian championships, and although ineligible for the Aust title (as a New Zealander), Nneka has won this event the previous 3 years.

An even more multiple Australian Championship triple jump winner, and gold medallist is Alwyn Jones. who continues an amazing sequence with another gold, jumping 16.13m.

Charlotte Wilson followed her recent Vic Champ win and club record in the 3000m Steeplechase with 3rd place in 10.03.85. another club record.

Linden Hall was 3rd in the 1500m in 4.24.53, a close fought tactical race.

Excellent junior sprint results:
Christian Mcfarland-Ravanello U17 200 2nd 22.11 and gold in the 100m in 10.91 winning by the amazing margin of one thousandth of a second. Saye Morris U18 100m 3rd  in 10.84. Melvin Monleh u16 100m 3rd in 11.13 and Kevin Healy 3rd in U14 hammer 35.39m.

U18 High Jumper, Hayley Phillips was 2nd with 1.72m.

Vic relay teams: Caroline Higham was part of the winning U20 4 x 400. Catherine Mendes a member of 3rd place U18 4 x 100.

It’s not easy picking up all the Essendon medallists – there may be more. Please send to ian.williams@bigpond.com