Angus Gould jumped his way to a share of equal third in the Open Mens Long Jump final, clearing 7.83m which is a Season Best for him and just 7cm shy of his all time PB.
Chris Mecham made the final of the U14M 100m, running two PBs along the way and improved his overall position to finish 6th in Australia. Fantastic result!
Austin Tetteh suffered an injury in the Triple Jump but still managed his second fastest time ever in the 100m Heats of 12.56s to finish 17th in Australia.
Charlotte Rauraa threw her second furtherest this Season in the U15W Javelin (23.55m) to one 14th in the Country. Charlotte’s had a big campaign of throwing which ends with the Hammer throw on Sunday.
Rebecca Guest stepped up to race with the U16W in the 4x200m Relay along with GLAC athlete Molly Sturgiss where the team finished 6th overall and just 1s off the the ACT Record.
Chris Mecham and Jeremy Maranan also teamed up in the U16M 4x200m final where the team finished 6th overall.
First up on Thursday in torrential rain was our Para Throwers in the Javelin and the Discus.
Joining Eden Thomas as a Para Throwers medalist at these championships was Oceania and Australian Record Holder Cameron Crombie in the F38 Mens Javelin. Throwing a new PB was enough to secure Cameron with a silver medal.
Cameron’s training partner Kathryn Ross wasn’t going to be upstaged winning her own silver medal in the Women’s F57 Seated Discus in her first National Competition.
The 200m sprinters enjoyed themselves despite the wet with Jeremy Maranan running close to a PB finishing 20th, one place ahead of his GLAC team mate Ben Flood. Jeremy later backed up to finish 13th overall in the 100m Hurdles.
Austin Tetteh also powered through the storm to land 15th overall in his 200m in what was 0.4s outside his Personal Best.
Chris Mecham ran his second fastest time all season to just miss the automatic qualifier for the final and landed 10th overall in the 200m.
Austin, Ben and Jeremy were unlucky in their 4x100m Final when the team was unfortunately disqualified. Rebecca Guest though helped her 4x100m team to finish 6th overall.
Jacob Davill had an enormous run in the 800m Final to finish 5th overall in 2:06.26. Jacob backed up on the Friday in the 1500m Final in what was a scorcher of a day in the U15M to finish 14th overall.
Raage Noor showed his future potential in his first National Final with a 4th placing in his 1500m final in 4:11.75. This was a huge 9s PB for Raage showing he’s in great form.
Austin ran his second sprint event in as many days with a new PB in the U15M 400m to finish 13th overall. He later backed up to finish 10th overall in the Triple Jump final as well.
Meg Freeman ran a very fine 400m in 62.77s in stifling conditions to complete her championships as the 22nd fastest U16W over 400m in the country.
Rebecca Guest equalled her 400m PB to place 18th overall.
Last event on Day 5 included our very own Throws Star Charlotte Rauraa who was competing in her 3rd event of the competition, the Shot Put, Charlotte threw her third furtherest throw ever to come 13th overall in Australia.
The Tigers Senior Women impressed with both Mel Breen and Sarah Blizzard both qualifying for the finals of the Open Women 100m.
Jordan Gusman also did his best to qualify for the 1500m Final with a super quick 3:44.81 to be the fastest qualifier for the final.
Joshua Johnson just missed the cut for the 1500m final in 3:50.14 to be the 18th fastest overall.
Matt Walters as a member of the U20M 4x100m finished 5th overall in a time just outside the 2004 ACT Record. Matt backed up to anchor the 4x400m team to a consecutive 5th place. Matt also ran the 200m where he ran a new PB finishing 17th fastest overall.
Matt Walters also ran up with the Open Men in both the 4x100m (4th overall) and the 4x400m (5th overall) in what was a great end of the Competition.
Angie Riach ran hard in the hot conditions to finish 17th in the 3000m and just 9s off her PB despite the humid weather. This followed up her 7th placing in the 2000m Steeple Chase yesterday.
Annika Wise and Meg Freeman also had it tough in the 800m in the hot conditions. Annika finished 24th and Meg 27th respectively. Annika’s time was only 4s off her best. Great running by them both though.
Jacob Davill won his heat of the 800m and is looking in great shape for the final where he is listed as third fastest overall.
Jeremy Maranan and Nick Donaldson both ran PBs in the 200m Hurdles heats but didn’t progress to the final, finishing 9th and 16th fastest in Australia respectively. Nick also stepped up to run int he U18M 4x400m where he and the team came 4th overall.
Charlotte Rauraa continued her great form with a 7th placing overall in the Discus with her longest throw being her third best effort ever.
Zamir Bulbul came 10th in the final of the Javelin in his first major National Championships which is a fantastic performance for one of Ginninderra’s rising Throwers.
Stephen Fraser fresh from his 8th placing in the Shot Put on Day 1, misfired in the Hammer throw and placed 17th in the Discus. These performances followed his new ACT Record at the LAACT Championships just over a week ago.
Eden Thomas picked up the Club’s first medal of the Championships with his bronze in the u16M Para Shot Put, where he threw a new PB to clinch third. This was followed up by his 7th placing in the 100m Final.
Matt Walters just finished outside the top 16 (20th overall) in the U20M 400m and did not progress past the Heats. His time though was his third fastest this season and fifth best ever.
Eden Thomas competed in the 200m and the Discus. He improved his position in the Final of the 200m coming 7th overall. Eden also threw a season best in the Discus to come 5th in the final.
Stephen Fraser has been appointed Mr Consistency in the U17M Shot Put with throwing yet another 13m effort, taking it to 5 out of the last 6 competitions. Stephen finished 8th in the country which is a great outcome for the Tiger Thrower.
Jacob Todd did a massive 20s PB in the 2000m Steeple Chase in 6:59.36 to finish 18th overall. A fantastic accomplishment in his first National competition in the Steeple Chase.
Charlotte Rauraa threw a 2m PB (31.22m) in the Hammer to break the Club Record and finish as the 14th best thrower in Australia. Charlotte is the only ACT athlete now ranked in all four disciplines in Australia.
The youngest member of the team, Sidney Shaw, blitzed her way around the 3000m Walk on Sunday to almost smash her own PB by 1 minute, break the Club Record and come 10th overall in Australia.
Ginninderra Little Athletics Club Members Results
Congratulations to all our Little Athletes who are also competing at Nationals. Among the performances is a Silver Medal to Mitch Baker in the U17M 5000m Walk and top ten performances by Hannah Cadden, Layla Rowntree and Molly Sturgiss.
- 4th U15W 2000m Steeplechase : Cadden, Hannah 7:29.41
- 17th U16M 100m : Flood, Ben 12.37
- 7th U16W Steeplechase : Rowntree, Layla 7:39.13
- 17th U15W 1500m: Cadden, Hannah 4:55.25
- 20th U16M 200m : Flood, Ben 55.29
- 19th U16W 400m : Sturgiss, Molly 60.49
- 21st U16M 200m : Flood, Ben 25.55
- 19th U16W 200m : Sturgiss, Molly 27.14
- 11th U15W 800m : Cadden, Hannah 2:20.95
- 6th U16W 200m Hurdles : Sturgiss, Molly 30.43
- 16th U16W 3000m : Rowntree, Layla 10.41.83
- 2nd U17M 5000m Walk : Baker, Mitchell 23:41.26