Catherine Mendes, Jessie Andrew, Christian McFarland-Ravanello, and Melvin Monleh have shone as Essendon’s star performers at the Victorian All Schools Track and Field Championships.
The four all claimed dual gold medals across a big weekend at Lakeside Stadium that saw Essendon athletes take home 11 gold from an impressive total haul of 31 medals.
Both lining up for Maribyrnong College, Mendes and Andrew had the horizontal jumps and sprints covered between them.
Mendes took out the under 18 long jump (5.65m) and triple jump (11.36m) and claimed silver in the 100m (12.53sec), while Andrew seemed unfazed in stepping up an age group to take out the under 20 100m in 12.21sec before backing up to win the under 18 200m in 24.61sec.
McFarland-Ravanello (Hume Anglican Grammar) and Monleh (Wesley College) also won the sprint double for the under 17 and under 16 men respectively, posting times of 11.05sec and 11.36sec for 100m and 22.84sec and 23.01sec for 200m.
Also claiming gold medals across the weekend were CRC’s Montana Djatschenko (under 17 triple jump, 11.36m), De La Salle’s Lachlan Menara (under 18 long jump, 7.04m), and Maribyrnong College’s Cody Rodwell (under 18 shot put, 13.72m).
Athletics Essendon congratulates all of its athletes on their performances across the Championships.
Jessie Andrew U20 100m 12.21
Jessie Andrew U18 200m 24.61
Catherine Mendes U18 Long jump 5.65m
Catherine Mendes U18 Triple jump 11.40m
Lachlan Menara U18 Long jump 7.04m
Cody Rodwell U18 Shot Put 13.72m
Christian Mcfarland-Ravanello U17 100m 11.05
Christian Mcfarland-Ravanello U17 200m 22.84
Montana Djatschenko U17 Triple jump 11.36m
Melvin Monleh U16 100m 11.36
Melvin Monleh U16 200m 23.01
Catherine Mendes U18 100m 12.53
Jennifer Mendes U18 400m Hurdles 1.07.64
Allison Williams U18 Long jump 5.51m
Marcus Guglielmino U18 400m 50.83
Cody Rodwell U18 Javelin 39.19m
Montana Djatschenko U17 100m 12.87
Montana Djatschenko U17 Long jump 5.40m
Bianca Puglisi U16 3000m 10:18.46
Emily Portaro U15 Long Jump 5.34m
Emily Portaro U15 Triple Jump 11.27m
Maeve Bousie U16 High Jump 1.65m
Ruby Pizzo U16 Triple Jump 11.29m
Hannah Brodie U14 Discus 31.50m
Kevin Healy U14 Hammer 42.72m
Stephanie Richards U18 100m 12.77
Allison Williams U18 High jump 1.60m
Lachlan Menara U18 Triple jump 13.56m
Lachlan Robertson U17 200m 23.08
Bianca Puglisi U16 1500m 4.47.07
Cam Jude U16 100m hurdles 14.38