Tbird athletes had a great weekend in Richmond at the BCEC.
In total, whether participating for club or school, TBird athletes took: 15 first places, 12 second places and 13 third places.
Sophie Aitken took 1st in the 100m in 13.46, 2nd in the 200m, 3rd in the 300m and 4th in the 80M Hurdles. Also on the sprinting front, Loren Eisses claimed 2nd in the 100m, 3rd in the 300m, and 2nd in shot. Christina Banducci took 3rd in the 600m and matched this in the 100m. Gabriella Barton ran 3rd in the 1000m and 2nd in High Jump. TBirds swept the discus with Madeleine Britnell winning, Clare logon 2nd and Emily Frank in third place; Clare taking the shot title. Coco Clement had a big PR’s in the 100m and 1000m and high jump (1.20). Libby Dabbs took 3rd in the 200m 3rd, 2nd in 1000m, 2nd LJ, and 4th in the 100m, all PB’s. Katie Evans had a major breakthrough in High Jump going 1.35m (a 10cm improvement) and Caroline Ho also getting a PB at 1.25m.
Back on the track Ruby Forsyth snatched 3rd in the 600m and 1st in the 1000m, while sister Sophie notched a double win in the 1200m and 2000m. Distance runners Kai Martland (2nd in both the 600m and 1000m), Adam Rentz (3rd in the 1200m) and Paul van Ramsdonk (3rd in the 1200m) all looked strong, as did Harris Boomer and Michael Caddick in winning their respective 1000m runs; Harris also taking 4th in the 60m Hurdles and Michael getting PB’s in hurdles and shot.
More throwing success came for Matthew Uliana in winning both the shot and discus, Jacob Leader taking 3rd in discus. In high jump Nyla Tukker won the High Jump, leading Sophia Kuzmonovic, and Coco Clement to a 1,2 3 sweep. Cole Griffin took second in his high jump and John Izdebski took 3rd in the with a new PB of 1.50m. In long jump, Clarence took 1st and then 3rd in hurdles, a position matched in both the 100m and long jump before winning the 600m. Anna Kruk took 1st in her long jump with 3.80m. Also in long jump, Caden Ferguson took 2nd with a big PB, 2nd in the triple Jump, and 1st in hurdles. Madeleine Waraich and Nyla Tukker took 1, 2 in the 60mH.
Finally, some really promising results from Natalie Franke – 4.62, Cloe Symon, 4th in 60mH in a PB, Chloe van Schalkwyk who took two fifth places and Brayden Horlock recorded Pb’s in 3 events. Ekam Randhawa, running her first race as TBird, and Fransceca Hayes, her second, both showed the potential to run much faster with additional practice.
Our next meet is Jesse Bent on June 10th and 11th.
- Graeme Fell, JD head coach.