WA 2019 State Long Course Cross Country championships

Melville were well represented on Sunday in the Athletics WA 2019 State Long Course Cross Country championships just held at a wet Perry Lakes venue. Pictured are Angus McArthur who as a nine year old made a big jump to firstly run and then place highly in the U 14 boys 4k race. Vanessa Miller our female distance specialist, ran hard and earned a silver medal in the U18 Girls race.
Raynor Keane was first across the line in the U20 Para 4k event. He won gold by scoring the highest percentage after the officials allocated each athlete their percentages using the Multi Disciplinary Scoring table. This is a comparison table and is used to fairly rate athletes with different disabilities but who compete all together in a Para athletics event

Each of the pictured runners have been training regularly with the Melville Centre crosscountry Group at Piney Lakes. I commend them on the terrific work ethic they have each shown this season
Well done also to those other Melville competitors who also ran well and completed their events.
Coach Ross

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Winter competition – cross country update

WINTER COMPETITION – Cross Country Update

Bunbury is a go !!!

Details are now available for the Cross Country Event on 7 July – pls note this is a SUNDAY and a Program A scratch race (no change).

It’ll be held at Shearwater Nature Reserve, Usher.

Please see the following link to find a pin drop map showing the location: https://walittleathletics.com.au/…/Bunbury-Little-Athletics…

If you’re participating in the new LAWA points system you will need to attend this event.

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Winter Competition Update

*** WINTER COMPETITION ***
Not many sleeps until our FIRST CROSS COUNTRY event which will be held this Sat 4th May at Manning Park in Spearwood & hosted by Cockburn Little Athletics Centre. View MAP
Please check details in our coaching post or the LAWA Website for your child’s race time (Program A).
We look forward to seeing you there.

Please note any athlete who did not collect their registration number, centre singlet & timing chip, at training over the past few weeks will not be able to compete at this weekend’s event.
Collection will again be available at training next Wed.
We thank you for your understanding on this matter.
Happy Running!

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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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