It was a hard day at the office when hundreds of athletes from southern Tasmania converged on the Domain Athletics Centre for the Southern SATIS Athletics carnival on Wednesday 12 September.
Apart from the tough competition, the winter weather was fickle, producing rain, wind and occasional sunshine.
Guilford Young College brought home the Coeducational Open Shield and were second in the Boys’ Open Shield and the Girls’ Open Shield.
Our most successful athlete was Liam Shelton who won the shot put, discus and javelin events. In the javelin, his best throw was almost 13m ahead of his closest rival.
Jacob Nolan won his two events, the long jump in the triple jump, from teammate Jordan Cox who was second in both.
Cox was the busiest GYC athlete on the day, competing in five events, in track and field disciplines, for the College.
One of the closest events of the day was the Open boys’ 3000m in which Liam Watling came third and Jack Direen fifth. In a 10-minute race, 16 seconds separated first and third and 1:17.6 first and fifth.
In the Girls’ Open events, Bec Kovacic won both her track events, the 100m and the 200m, and came second in the long jump.
Australian champion walker Alice Randall exchanged her walking shoes for running shoes and clocked more than five kilometres and 20 minutes of race time, to place third in each of her events, the 800m, 1500m and 3000m races. She also competed in the high jump.
Co-educational 1, Boys 2, Girls 2
100m, Harrison Loveless 3, Braydon Blackaby 5
100m para ambulatory, John Tucker (T-20) 4
200m, Harrison Loveless 3, Braydon Blackaby 5
400m, Dusty Rankin 4, Dustin Dunning 6
800m, Mitchell Gittus 3, Jack Direen 6
1500m, Liam Watling 3, Finlay Graham 4
3000m, Liam Watling 3, Jack Direen 5
hurdles, Jordan Cox 2
4 x 100m relay, Jacob Nolan, Jordan Cox, Braydon Blackaby, Harrison Loveless, 2
high jump, Jonathan Mulungula 3, Jordan Cox 5
long jump, Jacob Nolan 1 Jordan Cox 2 (tie for second)
triple jump, Jacob Nolan 1 Jordan Cox 2
shotput, Liam Shelton 1, Braydon Blackaby 5
discus, Liam Shelton 1, Joe Turmine 5
javelin, Liam Shelton 1, Lachlan Daniels 3
100m, Bec Kovacic 1, Grace Jacobson 3
200m, Bec Kovacic 1, Josie Mason 8
400m, Agnes Sakina 6, Josie Mason 7
800m, Alice Randall 3
1500m, Alice Randall 3
3000m, Alice Randall 3
hurdles, Hailee Baldwin 2
4 x 100m relay, Agnes Sakina, Mackenzie Queen, Hailee Baldwin, Bec Kovacic,
high jump, McKenzie Queen 5, Alice Randall 8
long jump, Bec Kovacic 2, Rose Michael 3
triple jump, Rose Michael 4, Mackenzie Queen 5
shotput, Hailee Baldwin 3, Indy Brideson 7
discus, Indy Brideson 2, Hailee Baldwin 8
javelin, Agnes Sakina 2, Indy Brideson 4