Heptathletes Shine

Young Heptathletes, Ellie Kewish and Kaylee Mangion have joined Athletics Essendon this year in the U16 age group.

The girls attend Maribyrnong Sports Academy and are currently in year 9. 

The junior training partners decided to make the move to Athletics Essendon this season after making a connection with the Club whilst training at Aberfeldie.

The girls are coached by Darren Clark (Coach Clarkys Athletics squad), a good squad for emerging heptathletes training alongside current National heptathlon champion Celeste Mucci, Oceania heptathlon champion Kiara Reddingius and Oceania U20 heptathlon champion Jamieson Battistella.

Ellie competed at the AV Combined Events last season placing 2nd in the U16 age group. She then went on to compete at the National Championships in Hobart placing 5th (23 points off a 2nd place finish). 

Kaylee is in her first full training season as a Heptathlete with Darren. In 2018 Kaylee was the 200m hurdles state champion going on to represent team Vic at the national championships.

The girls competed last weekend at Multus Combined Event Championship in the U18 age group for the 100h. Ellie secured a national qualifier and Essendon U18 heptathlon club record of 3490 points.

Kaylee is building towards her National qualifier at the Victorian Combined Events Championships in January with the intention to compete at the National Championships in Brisbane mid-February in the U17 age group.

The girls were out and about competing at Vic All Schools with Ellie placing 3rd in the 90h and will be competing this weekend at the AV Relays in the U16 4 x 100m team alongside Amanda Wrout and Katie Baynes.