Melville middle distance athletes strike gold

Melville’s Middle Distance group performed very well across the weekend in the Athletics WA 2019 State Championships. Not only did our runners pick up a swag of medals but they also achieved a number of valuable PB’s. Full results are up on the Athletics WA website. The group was superbly led by it’s spiritual leaders Kayla Van Der Linden and Lachlan Bennett. They both went straight to the front of their races and said “Catch me if you can” to the rest of the field.

  • Kayla won gold and ran 4:26 in the U16 Girls 1500m breaking her own State record in the process
  • Lachlan ran also ran a PB in his 800m final at 1:56 and won gold in the U18 Boys 800m

Our seven Melville athletes who competed at the championships and indeed all the rest of the middle distance group at Len Shearer have been a pleasure to be involved with this season

Well done to all of you
Coach Ross

Athletes in the photo from the left:
Raynor Keane, Vanessa Miller, Charlotte George , Kayla Van Der Linden , Lachlan Bennett , Luke Chapman , absent from photo- Aiden Street 

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Australian Winter Walks Championship

Australian Winter Walks Championship
The Australian Winter Walks Championship saw several podium finishes for the WA team on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday. Bradley Mann took our the top honours in the U20 Boys 10km Race Walk, with Alexandra Griffin matching the podium position with first place in the U14 Girls 3km Race Walk. A huge effort by Alexandra having competed in the Australian Cross Country Championships the day before.

***In the Boys U12 2km Race Walk (a Road Walking Australia Championship event), Melville athlete Xavier Bernard secured the silver medal with a strong performance.***

It was a bronze occasion for both Andrew Duncan and Benjamin Reid, competing in the Men’s 20km Race Walk and the U18 Boys 10km Race Walk respectively.

Read about Xavier’s success in the recent Melville Times.

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