On Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th March 18 BMLAC athletes were represented at the State Track & Field Championships held at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park.

Bacchus Marsh had a very successful Championships claiming 7 medals – 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze.

On Day 1 Bridie Shanahan opened the competition for Bacchus Marsh with a strong performance in the Under 17 Shot Put being declared the State Champion in a Gold winning performance and a pending State record of 10.68m.

Next in the Shot Put ring was Alexis Farrell competing in the Under 10 event.  Alexis continued her sensational form with a put of 8.02m to claim the State Silver medal.

Bridie Shanahan then competed in the Under 17 Javelin and won her second State medal with a distance of 36.43m to win the Silver medal.

In the 200m timed finals, Eni Olaitan flew around the bend and closed well to cross the finish line in 3rd place to win the Under 9 Bronze medal.  Under 10 athlete Skyla Berryman was quick off the mark and showed her speed in the early stages and in a close finish was awarded the Bronze medal.

Day 2 of the Championships saw Bacchus Marsh win 2 medals in the 100 metre sprint events.  Skyla Berryman claimed her second medal of the Championships winning the Under 10 Silver medal, while Eni Olaitan also took home her second medal holding on for Bronze in the Under 9 event.

27 top 10 results and many PB’s – the Centre is very proud of their athlete’s achievements.


BMLAC State Track & Field results:

300m Hurdles: Danielle Ide 52.39 (4th);
Discus: Bridie Shanahan 28.81m (6th);
Javelin: Bridie Shanahan 36.43m (2nd);
Long Jump: Bridie Shanahan 4.69m (4th);
Shot Put: Bridie Shanahan 10.68m (1st);
Triple Jump: Bridie Shanahan 10.91m (4th);

90m Hurdles: Emma Stewart 16.55 (7th);
Discus: Emma Stewart 28.17m (5th);
Javelin: Emma Stewart 25.34m (7th);
Long Jump: Emma Stewart 4.61m (9th);
Shot Put: Emma Stewart 9.52m (9th);

100m: Mackenzie Estlick 13.30 (6th);
200m: Mackenzie Estlick 27.41 (7th);
High Jump: Mackenzie Estlick DNS;
Long Jump: Mackenzie Estlick 4.94m (5th);
Triple Jump: Mackenzie Estlick 9.87m (8th);

Discus: Keira Stapleton 19.73m (19th);

High Jump: Halo Arahanga 1.20m (11th);
Long Jump: Halo Arahanga 3.78m (14th);

70m: Skyla Berryman 10.64 (4th);
100m: Skyla Berryman 15.04 (2nd);
200m: Skyla Berryman 31.49 (3rd);
Discus: Anni Clarke 16.14m (15th);
Long Jump: Alexis Farrell 3.26m (17th);
Shot Put: Alexis Farrell 8.02m (2nd);

70m: Eniola Eni) Olaitan 11.13 (4th); Mya Berryman 11.21 (8th);
100m: Eniola Eni) Olaitan 15.78 (3rd); Mya Berryman 16.19 (12th);
200m: Eniola Eni) Olaitan 32.86 (3rd); Nyah Halfhide 34.07 (13th); Mya Berryman 34.68 (15th);
800m: Emilia Ibrahim 3:07.21 (15th);

400m: Samuel White 64.31 (20th);
800m: Samuel White 2:27.81 (12th);
1500m: Samuel White 5:09.60 (6th);
Javelin: Samuel White 28.55m (12th);

High Jump: Alex Lloyd 1.60m (7th);

90m Hurdles: Nicholas Ide 14.10 (6th);
200m Hurdles: Nicholas Ide 30.99 (14th);
Javelin: Nicholas Ibrahim 21.51m (21st);
Triple Jump: Nicholas Ide 9.79m (10th);

80m Hurdles: Nicholas Mai 15.08 (16th);
200m Hurdles: Nicholas Mai 30.47 (9th);
Triple Jump: Nicholas Mai 9.40m (20th);