Day 2 proved to be full of outstanding performances for Team WA, with our athletes achieving 11 national medals.
In the throws, Jackson Hamilton (F12) claimed another gold medal and a new Australian Record in the Under 20 Men’s Shot Put Para, with an impressive throw of 14.34m. In the Under 16 Women’s Javelin, Jade Patching threw 40.07m to secure herself the bronze medal. Alex De Silva placed third in the Under 16 Men’s Hammer Throw, with a throw of 49.07m.
In the Under 20 Women’s 100m Hurdles, Isabella Reeves set a new State Record and personal best of 13.76 to finish a close second in a thrilling race. Olivia Dodds fought all the way to the line to claim a silver medal in the Under 14 Women’s 80m Hurdles in a fast time of 12.62.
Our WA men dominated the Under 16 Men’s 100m Hurdles, with Orion Francis-Roberts and Kobe Brown finishing first and third respectively, with impressive times of 13.71 and 13.84. Continuing in the hurdles, Adriaan Pelser finished a close second in the Under 20 Men’s 110m Hurdles in a time of 14.15 - a new personal best for Adriaan.
Continuing the track success in the Under 14 Men’s 1500m, Bailey Taig raced home to claim the gold medal and was rewarded with a new personal best time of 4:23.03.
Annie Pfeiffer placed third in the Under 16 Women’s Long Jump, with a jump of 5.37m. A great performance for Annie coming back from an injury-challenged season.
In the team events, WA took home a silver and a bronze medal in the Under 20 (Jakob Putelli, Jordan Wight, Flynn Hardcastle-Sharp and Kian Paget) and Under 16 Men’s 4x100m Relay (Elphan John, Jordanblaze Lightbourn, Dylan Cope, Orion Francis-Roberts) in 43.68 and 43.34 respectively.
Congratulations to all competing athletes on Day 2 of the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships. Day 3 commences at 8:30am AEST, with livestream broadcast starting at 9:25am. Good luck to all athletes competing.