The Bacchus Marsh Little Athletic Centre celebrated the end of season on Saturday with our annual Centre Championships.
A lovely day greeted all athletes, family and friends. Athletes competed in their 5 favourite selected events, with medals up for grabs for the first 3 placegetters in all finals.
2 new Centre records were set on the day. After the lunch break the senior athletes competed in the long hurdles finals. Tamara Henry set another Centre record in her final day of competition, bettering the previous Under 16 300m Hurdles record in a new time of 53.68 seconds. Alex Lloyd flew home in the Under 13 200m Hurdles in a record time of 31.79 secs.
After completion of events all athletes and supporters joined together for the Centre presentations. 10-year Little Athletics Victoria service awards were presented to Tamara Henry, Elise Cook, Danielle Ide, Braydn Rich, Bridie Shanahan, Freya Lidgett-Egan, Caitlin Mai, Tyrah Doyle (Jez Baker-Radford abs). 7-year service awards were presented to Rohan Sayers. Mitchell Wells, Mackenzie Estlick, Sarah Burton, Nicholas Ide, Evie White, Lachlan Simons (Nelson Banigo, Sadie Jones abs). Xavier Goodman is still waiting on his 10 year certificate from LAVic.
The Centre awarded Life Membership to Maria Downes. Maria has served on the BMLAC Committee for 10 years – 1 year as Masons Lane Representative, 2 years as Liaison Officer and 7 years as Centre President. Maria has also been President of the Dolphins Club for 7 years, Assistant Cross Country Co-ordinator for 5 years. Maria officiated as Chief at Shot Put for 5 years and was also Region Shot Put Chief for 2 years.
Season Award winners were presented as follows:
UNDER 6 Jacob Cassar Mia Dutt
Runner Up Lachlan Godfrey Rylee Robinson
UNDER 7 Hudson Grant Evelyn Grant
Runner Up Lucas Priestley Raynie Broadbent
UNDER 8 Nate Broadbent Auroa Browney
Runner Up Angus Norman Scarlett Wake
UNDER 9 Harrison Lovett Halo Arahanga
Runner Up Lenny Closter Iyla Robinson
UNDER 10 Oliver Aspinall Mathilde Grant
Runner Up Elijah Grero Myah Estlick
UNDER 11 Nicholas Mai Tanae Grero
Runner Up Patrick Lovett Charlie Del Mastro
UNDER 12 Nicholas Ide Evie White
Runner Up Riley Rogers Sarah Burton
UNDER 13 Alex Lloyd Mackenzie Estlick
Runner Up Felix Cukavac Evie Ducas
UNDER 14 Matthew Elefterescu Emma Stewart
Runner Up Sergio Arrivillaga Summer Brigham
UNDER 15 Jonas Cukavac Emma Smith
Runner Up Mitchell Gardiner Bridie Shanahan
UNDER 16 Zane Rich Caitlin Mai
Runner Up Nate Sadhai Tamara Henry
JUNIOR CHAMPIONS Nate Broadbent Evelyn Grant
INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONS Harrison Lovett Mathilde Grant
SENIOR CHAMPIONS Matthew Elefterescu Emma Stewart
JUNIOR Oscar Phillips
INTERMEDIATE Cooper Stamps
SENIOR Ruby Payne
THE JIM LILBURNE AWARD (Most outstanding 100m Runner) – Nelson Banigo
THE WAYNE ARNOLD AWARD (Most outstanding High Jumper) – Tamara Henry
THE EGG BOARD SHIELD (Champion Club) – Dolphins
THE TREVOR LYNE AWARD (Most outstanding Triple Jumper) – Tamara Henry
MOST IMPROVED ATHLETE – Nicholas Mai
The BMLAC Cross Country season will commence on Saturday 1st May, 10.30am at Masons Lane Reserve. Summer season BMLAC registration also
covers athletes for the cross-country season. However, new members are welcome to BMLAC during the cross-country season for a small registration fee.