13 teams represented the Bacchus Marsh Centre at the State Relay Championships at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park.
The first event for the day saw the Girls Under 9 athletes on the track for the 4x200m timed final, in their first State Championship race. All girls produced exceptional runs, crossing the finish line in 1st place to become the 2023 State Champions.
In other 4x200m events, the Under 10 girls had a close race, finishing 5th in their timed final, 7th overall. The Mixed Under 16’s battled against the State’s best, to finish in 7th place. The Mixed Under 9’s, although running a great race were disqualified for a minor infringement but should be very proud of their achievement in qualifying for States.
The 4x100m events were held in the afternoon and the Under 9 girls again were sensational across all 4 legs, narrowly being defeated to claim the Silver State medal. The Under 10 girls also ran extremely well with less than a second separating 2nd to 7th place. The girls were excited when final results showed they’d won the Bronze medal.
The Boys Under 14 and Mixed Under 10’s were up against some tough competition, both finishing 18th. The Mixed Under 9 team ran a fantastic race finishing 3rd, 6th overall, as did the Mixed Under 11 team who placed 17th. While the Under 16 mixed team should be very proud of their 5th place finish.
The Centre was only in 2 Medley races – winning medals in both events.
Once again, the Under 9 girls all produced magnificent races and a gutsy finish saw them fall just short by .1 of a second to finish in 2nd place. Meanwhile, the Under 10 girls looked impressive in their timed final taking a comfortable win. Dropping 7 seconds from their Region time, and after consolidated times, saw them rewarded with the Bronze medal.
Thank you to all coaches who volunteered their time to train our relay teams this season, your commitment is very much appreciated.
Special thanks to everyone who came and supported our athletes today at Lakeside Stadium.
All athletes should be super proud of their achievements today and we hope you enjoyed the experience.