Over the weekend 22 BMLAC athletes represented the Centre at the 2021 Western Metro Region Track & Field Carnival at Newport Athletics Track, Williamstown.
Bacchus Marsh athletes excelled claiming 20 Gold, 12 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals. Harrison Lovett, in his first time at Regional level, dominated in all four events claiming Gold medals in the 70 metres, 100 metres, 200 metres and High Jump. Centre Captain, Tamara Henry also was exceptional, winning Gold in the High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump and 100 metres. Nelson Banigo continues his success on the track, winning the 100 metres and 200 metres. Mitchell Gardiner sored over 1.73 metres in the Under 15 High Jump to claim victory, while he dipped on the finish line to take the win in the 100 metres. Nicholas Ide and Nicholas Mai were exceptional over the 80 metre hurdles, both claiming wins in their age groups. In the throwing events, Caitlin Mai took the win in the Under 16 Shot Put while Sergio Arrivillaga also finished first in the Under 14 Shot Put. Bridie Shanahan won Gold in the Javelin and Discus Under 15 events. Evie Ducas recorded a PB jump of 1.48 metres in the High Jump to take the title as did Hayden Lloyd in the Under 16 Triple Jump.
After winning their events all these athletes have now automatically qualified for the State Championships to be held on March 13 & 14 at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park. Little Athletics Victoria will announce further progressions next week.
Thank you to all parents who completed their duties over the weekend. A special mention to Leon Whitehand who was the Chief Official at Shot Put for the entire 2 days. A massive thanks to all those who supported our athletes and sent messages of encouragement to our kids. Thank you!