Athletics ACT has selected 132 athletes in one of their strongest teams ahead of the 2017 Australian All Schools Championships. Among the selected athletes are 23 Ginninderra Athletes (past and present) including registered members of Ginninderra Little Athletics Centre.
Among the new faces is first time State Representatives at a senior level Kayla Hetaraka, Nathaniel Halpin, Annick Theron, Thomas Brewer (former GLAC) and Paul Genders-Dibden.
Congratulations to every athlete who made the team and all the best for Nationals which is only 6 weeks ahead.
- 14G Sydney Shaw 3,000m Walk
- 14G Kayla Hetaraka Discus Shotput
- 14B James Lemon 800m 1500m High Jump
- 14B Nathaniel Halpin AWD 100m 200m Long Jump Shotput Discus
- U16G Holly Abbey 100m 200m
- U16G Rebecca Guest 100m 200m 400m
- U16G Annick Theron 100m
- U16G Molly Sturgiss 200m 400m 200m Hurdles
- U16G Hannah Cadden 400m 800m 3,000m 2,000m Steeple
- U16G Layla Rowntree 800m 1500m 3000m 2000m Steeple
- U16G Claire Solomon 1500m
- U16G Charlotte Rauraa Discus Hammer
- U16B Austin Tetteh 100m 200m 400m
- U16B Jacob Davill 800m
- U16B Raage Noor 3000m
- U16B Jacob Todd 2000m Steeple
- U16B Jeremy Maranan 100m Hurdles 200m Hurdles Long Jump
- U16B Eden Thomas AWD 100m 200m 400m
- U18G Angela Riach 3000m 2000m Steeple
- U18B Thomas Brewer 100m 200m
- U18B Mitchell Baker 5000m Walk Shotput
- U18B Paul Genders-Dibden High Jump
- U18B Stephen Fraser Discus Shotput Hammer
2016 ACT All Schools Team Announced
Congratulations to former Ginninderra Little Athletics Club President and High Jump Coach Phil Henderson who has been named as a 2018 Commonwealth Games International and National Technical Official.
Phil has been appointed as a Field Judge for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. A former elite High Jumper with a Personal Best of 2.22m, Phil is an excellent ambassador for the sport and for Ginninderra Athletics.
Congratulations to the other hardworking officials from the ACT and we wish to recognise and thank the many fine and hard-working officials who have missed an appointment. Thank you for your significant volunteer contribution to the sport that without, we could not conduct this sport.
UC Ginninderra Athlete Angela Riach has won her first National Championship medal in the U18W 4000m Cross Country Team Event. Angela’s team finished second to Victoria and beat the fast finishing NSW and QLD for third and fourth respectively. Angela’s time of 16:45 was also a PB.
What makes Angela’s performance even more satisfying is that she suffers from Cystic Fibrosis (CF) which is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. There are more than 1,700 known mutations of the disease. More than 30,000 people are living with cystic fibrosis in Australia (more than 70,000 worldwide). Breakthrough treatments have added years to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis. Today the median predicted survival age is close to 40. This is a dramatic improvement from the 1950s, when a child with CF rarely lived long enough to attend elementary school. Today even the healthiest CF Sufferer can spend 5-6 times a year in hospital receiving treatment. While there has been significant progress in treating this disease, there is still no cure and too many lives are cut far too short.
Angela is a truely inspirational CF Warrior who has represented the ACT now at Australian All Schools, Junior Track & Field Nationals and Cross Country Nationals in Steeplechase, the 3000m and now an Australian Silver Medalist.
The Tigers were well represented on the weekend in Wollongong with ten finalists. The final results wrap up follows:
- James Lemon finished 12th in the 3000m U14M in a new Club Record time of 10:11;
- Hayden Todd competing for the first time in the U14s also ran a new PB of 10:58;
- Ginninderra Little Athlete Hannah Cadden finished 6th in the U16W 4000m;
- Fellow “Little A” Layla Rowntree ran 15:43 in the same race;
- Annika Wise clocked 16:06 in her final;
- Jacob Davill stopped the clock in 13:23 in his U16M Final, 28th overall and 6th in his actual age and a new Club Record;
- Jacob Todd was there beside Jacob running a brisk 14:07 for 4000m also bettering the previous club record;
- Jordan King’s 6000m U18M final was a tough battle and his time of 23:12 is also a new Club Record;
- Michael Daly’s Open Men’s 10000m effort of 33:13 (20th) was only just 7s faster than his Tiger team mate Joshua Johnson who finished in 33:20 (22nd); and
- Mitchell Braithwaite finished 28th in the U23 8000m final in a new Club Record of 27:35.
Competing alongside their Cross Country team mates, the ACT Race Walkers were also in Wollongong for the 2017 Road Walk Championships. UC Tiger Sidney Shaw competing in her second consecutive National Championship was just outside her Club Record in the 3000m Road Walk where she stopped the clock in 17:56 and came 10th overall.
Sidney’s upcoming Race Walk team mate Andrew Camp-Liddiard competing in his first National Race Walk Championship came 7th overall in 12:21. Andrew has been a member of Ginninderra Athletics for over 6 seasons and has represented the Tigers and the ACT in Primary School Track and Field Championships as well. Andrew like Angela also won a silver medal at the Champs in the Team event.
A full wrap up of the Race Walk Championships follows:
- Ginninderra Little Athlete Harry Baker came 9th in the U12M 2000m Walk in 13:28;
- Harry’s brother Mitchell who is a GLAC Club Record Holder and multiple National Medalist collected his newest medal a bronze in the U18M 10,000m final finishing in 47:52;
- Ella Baker, the third sibling competing at these Championships, finished 7th as well in 12:48 in the 2000m U12W final;
- Club Record Holder and Olympian Brendon Reading finished 3rd in the Open Men 20,000m final;
Congratulations to all the Ginninderra and ACT Athletes who competed at both championships on the weekend.
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UC Ginninderra Athletics Club’s Jordan Gusman finished fourth on Saturday morning in the 1500m Final at the IAAF World Challenge event in Madrid Spain. Jordan was only just pipped for the Bronze Medal by Federico Bruno of Argentina by two tenths of a second. The Kenyans took the top two places on the podium.
Jordan’s time of 3:38.74 was just outside his PB of 3:37.97 that he set earlier in June also in Spain at the Huelva Meeting Iberoamericano de Atletismo.
Jordan has been representing Australia on his Summer European tour with athlete assistance provided by the UC Tigers. Jordan is the current Club Record Holder in the 1500m, Mile and the 5000m.
The IAAF World Challenge is an annual global circuit of fourteen one day athletics competitions organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Started in 2010 it replaced the IAAF Grand Prix and features athletes hoping to qualify for the World Championships and the IAAF Diamond League competition.
Next month Jordan will compete alongside Rachel Tallent and Bryce Anderson in the Australian World Universiade team in Taipei (CHN) on 19-30 August, 2017.
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UC Ginninderra Athletics Club Athlete, Cameron Crombie, competing in his first ever International Competition, has broken the Mens F38 Shot Put World Record on his way to the Gold Medal at the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships. Cameron threw 15.95m in the final beating the previous record by 38cm and is a 1m improvement on his PB set only in March this year.
Cameron didn’t know he had cerebral palsy until he was 22 and even then Paralympic officials couldn’t find a classification for his impairment. Crombie has hemiplegia in his left arm and leg after a stroke during premature birth, but the 31-year-old was never told of his condition and grew up playing sport alongside his identical twin brother.
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