On Saturday BMLAC was represented by 7 teams at the 2017 State Relay Championships held at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park.

It was a long day for our Centre, having a team in the first and last event of the day.  First up on the track were the Under 15 girls competing in their final Relay Championships.  The girls gave it their best on the day and finished 8th in the 4×200 metre heat.  Next up were our Under 9 Boys in the 4×200 metre heat.  All boys ran exceptionally well, finishing 3rd in their heat and progressing to the final.  In the final, the boys put in a great performance and crossed the finish line in 5th place.  After the lunch break the Under 12 mixed team ran in the 4×100 metre event and placed 5th in their heat.  The girls Under 10 were up next for the Marsh in the 4×100 metre and crossed the line 4th in their heat, narrowly missing the final.  Our very excited Under 9 girls were thrilled to compete at State and enjoyed their opportunity placing 5th in their 4×100 metre heat.  The Under 9 boys returned to the track, this time for their 4×100 metre heat, the boys produced another fantastic race storming home to record a 3rd place and progressing to the final.  The final was a tough race with some amazing performances from such young athletes.  The Bacchus Marsh boys once again finished strongly to place 6th in the State.  Our Under 9’s backed up once again to run in the final event for the day, the Medley relay.  All boys ran extremely well placing 7th overall. The long day took it’s toll on our youngest athletes as they were totally exhausted finishing the day’s racing at 7pm.   All athletes should be very proud of their achievements at this level of competition.

A big thank you to all our coaches – Under 9 boys & 12’s Jorge Ide, Under 9 girls Vicki Cook, Under 10 girls Chantelle Estlick and Under 15 girls Phil Way.  Without the commitment and dedication to coach our athletes, these kids would not get the opportunity to compete in Regional and State events – thank you.

And finally, many thanks to all the families and friends who supported our Centre at the Championships, your encouragement was much appreciated.