Weekly Wrap February 29th 2024

Now let’s rave about the success of our athletes competing at Lakeside February 23-25 for the first weekend of State T&F Champs!! The weather was perfect for athletics with warm temperatures (except on the chilly Friday evening comp!), however the wind was a bit unpredictable & changeable which is typical of Lakeside Stadium!  We had approximately 83 athletes competing across the three days in every event on offer & 34 medals were awarded to AE athletes across all age groups.  We would like to congratulate all our medal recipients & acknowledge the below results 🙂

Gold – Male AMB – Michael Mayne – LJ 5.70m (0.0)
MOP – Harry Williams – LJ 7.67m (0.2)
M20 – Kevin Healy – Hammer 65.89m
M18 – Finley Symons – 1500m 4:00.87 (14 sec PB)
Lesley Mendekia – 100m 10.93 (1.0)
Raveen Alwis – LJ 6.74m (-0.2)
M17 – Will Hurt – 100m 11.05 (-1.7)
Jonty Neethling – 2000m Steeple 6:02.88 (PB)
M16 – Lucas Harris – 2000m Steeple 6:33.66 (7 sec PB)
M15 – Darcy Parker – LJ 6.01m (-1.4) (First attempt at this event – unbelievable!)
FOP – Mikeala Selaidinakos – 400m 53.17
F16 – Armani Mauriohooho – HJ 1.60m
F15 – Molly Bremner – 2000m Steeple 7:48.53
F13 – Zara Smith – 400m 61.47 (PB)

Silver – MOP – Kevin Healy – Hammer 57.85m
M17 – Finn Dooley – HJ 1.80m
M16 – Noah Tarallo – 2000m Steeple 6:35.32 (SB)
MP15 – Gillie Lumby – 1500m 7:07.30
FOP – Anna Petrovic – HJ 1.57m
FWC – Maria Strong – SP 6.54m
F20 – Anna Petrovic – HJ 1.55m
Charlotte Jackson – 3000m Steeple 11:30.49 (30 sec PB)
Amanda Wrout – LJ 5.32m (-0.4)
F18 – Amelia Ashton – Hammer 45.84m
F17 – Sarah Fitzpatrick – 2000m Steeple 7:35.76
Sasha Jurson. – HJ 1.63m

Bronze – MOP – Benan Oztorun – LJ 7.22m (1.6)
M17 – Maddox Wilson – 110 Hurdles 16.31 (-1.7)
M14 – Aidan Lowe – 400m 60.22
FOP – Sophia Gregorevic – 400m 54.48
F20 – Amanda Wrout – 100m 12.32
F16 – Armani Mauriohooho – 90 Hurdles 13.91 (1.1)
Ella Leith – SP 10.61m
F13 – Zara Smith – 100m 13.76 (0.4)

Melissa Foster does it again!!  Another comp, another World Record!!  Melissa is our dual state resident & champion AE athlete & has smashed a couple of World Records this season so it’s no surprise that she continued this form in her home state of Western Australia last weekend at their State T&F Champs.  She achieved a bronze medal in the open long jump with an all-time best jump of 5.71m which looks to be another W45 World Record!  She also took out the silver medal in the triple jump!  Stunning performances Mel, we are very proud of you!!

We had two athletes invited to attend this meet with the following results –

  • FOP – Olivia Evagelistis – 2.20m
  • MOP – Maddox Wilson – 2.70m

Well done!!

Don’t forget to share your PB’s, podium photos or action shots as we love to celebrate each & every one of you! Please just email & we will include it in the next newsletter.

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