On the weekend 23 BMLAC athletes represented the Centre at the Western Metro Region Track & Field Carnival held at John Landy Field, Geelong.

Bacchus Marsh athletes competed against other athletes from Altona, Brimbank, Corio, Geelong, Gisborne, Melton, South Melbourne, South Coast, Werribee and Williamstown.

The Bacchus Marsh Centre won 6 Gold, 10 Silver and 9 Bronze Medals.

Skyla Berryman, in her first competition at Region Track & Field level came home from the meet with 3 Gold medals, winning the Under 9 70m, 100m and 200m events.  Nelson Banigo continues his sensational form on the track winning Gold after dominating performances in the Under 13 100m and 200m events.  Under 10 athlete Elliot Banigo won his 200m event claiming the Gold medal.

After winning their events Skyla, Nelson and Elliot have now automatically qualified for the State Championships to be held on March 12 & 13 at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park.  Little Athletics Victoria will announce further progressions next week and with a large number of 2nd and 3rd place-getters, Bacchus Marsh should be well represented at the State Championships.

Thank you to all parents who completed their duties over the weekend. A special thanks to Leon Whitehand who was the Chief Official at Shot Put for both days of competition. A massive thanks to all those who supported our athletes and sent messages of encouragement to our kids. Thank you!