Northern Metropolitan Regional Championships

The Whittlesea Secondary College Track and Field team ventured out to Meadowglen in Epping for the Northern Metropolitan Regional Championships to compete for who would be the best athletes in Northern Melbourne, and a spot at the state Championships in October. We had a dozen of our best competitors out representing the school in what was a tough day of competition.

Ethan Frawley in Year 8 competed in two events for the day in the 800m as well as the 1500m, in which he came 5th and 9th respectively.

Marnie Wills in Year 9 competed in the 800m in which she came 5th.

Mikayla Gibbons in Year 9 also competed in dual events in both the 200m dash and long jump, in which she came 5th and 7th respectively.

Belinda Fonda in Year 7 competed in one of the toughest events in the 400m in which she came 6th.

Shelby Ludlow Lambrick in Year 7 came 7th in the 1500m, whilst Emma Newton of Year 9 came 5th in her 1500m.

Our Under 13 girls relay team comprised of Emily Rizzotto, Georgia Hall, Bryannon Bellman and Belinda Fonda were fast on their sprints but failed to capitalise on the baton changeovers resulting in 8th place.

Our two highlights for the day however were from two of our older competitors. Celina Owen in Year 11 competed in javelin in tough cross wind conditions which other competitors failed to adjust to. She threw 24m which resulted in second place meaning she received a medal for the day.

Jackson Gregory in Year 10 cruised to an easy win in his 400m race, pulling up to a jog in the last 30m to still come first place by a long way. This means Jackson will compete in the state championships to be the best 400m runner in Victoria in his age group, which is a fantastic achievement.

Well done to all competitors on the day, athletics at the College is continuing to grow and it is only a matter of time before we start to dominate in the term 3 sport.