On Saturday the Bacchus Marsh Centre was represented by 29 teams at the Western Metro Region Relay Championships held at Melton Athletics Track.
The relay squad included 51 athletes who had been participating in training sessions over the past couple of months in preparation for the Championships. A big thank you to all our coaches for volunteering their time to ensure these athletes were prepared for the day.
Many of these athletes competed in their first relay competition, with a number also returning year after year for this annual event. The Centre is very proud of all athletes and hope you all enjoyed your experience at this level of competition.
The Under 10 Mixed Sex B team were fortunate to gain a medal in their 4x200m event after this race was progressed to a straight final. A couple of disqualifications which included our A team, saw results amended to award our B team a Silver medal. The Under 16 mixed sex team also came way from their 4x200m event with a Silver medal.
In the 4x100m events, the Under 10 Mixed A team redeemed their earlier mishap and flew home to take the Gold and earn themselves a State qualifying result. The Under 11 Mixed Sex A team claimed a Silver medal, with a consistent run by all 4 members while the Under 16 Mixed Sex team also ran a well executed race to sneak into the medal placings, winning Bronze for the team.
All teams will now anxiously await progressions for the State Championships which should be available later in the week.
The Committee would like to thank the following coaches: Natalie Grero, Chris Doyle, Chris Mai, Gina Vasquez, Kate Conroy, Chantelle Estlick, Karen Lloyd, and Paul Miesen. Also thank you to all parents who carried out their duties on the day, some even completing double shifts. Special thanks to Paul Miesen who took on the role of Chief Judge for the entire day. A big thank you to everyone who came and supported our athletes, your encouragement was much appreciated.