During this last week of Term 1, five Luther College students are representing Victoria at the 2017 Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney.
Eve Parry (Year 7), Mali Neale (Year 8), Zoe Neale (Year 9), Benjamin Voogd (Year 9) and Sebastian Reyneke (Year 10) have been competing against the best athletes from across the country at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre in the inaugural combined Junior and Open aged championships for able bodied and para-athletes. This is the largest annual athletics event in Australia and the Oceania-Pacific region.
Seb has won gold in the U17 Decathlon, 5th in the U17 Pole Vault and 9th in the U17 Hammer. The Decathlon has 10 events – 100m, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400m, 110 hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and finishes with a 1500m race.
Ben has also won gold in the U16 Hammer Throw, silver in the U17 Hammer Throw and 5th in Shot Put. Ben will be competing in the U16 Discus tomorrow.
Zoe is another gold medal recipient, as a member of the winning the Victorian U16 Girls 4x100m relay team. Zoe also has the U16 100m tomorrow.
Mali battled challenging weather conditions and did herself proud in the U15 80m hurdles, placing 4th in her heat.
And after setting a House athletics record for Wicklow in the 400m, Eve has taken to the track in Sydney and finished 10th overall in the U14 400m.
Old Scholar, Nick Dyson (Class of 2016) is also competing at the championships and has finished 8th and 11th in the U20 Discus and Shot Put respectively.
Congratulations to all of our students, past and present. The commitment and dedication to your sport has created many amazing opportunities for you. Enjoy the moment!