The 2018 UniSport Nationals Div 1 athletics events were held at the Griffith University Athletics Track (Queensland) for men and women.
A number of canberra-based athletes took part and a run down on their performances follow.
Akua Franklin (UC) did an awesome job qualifying in her heat of the 100m for the semi finals in 12.83s. Josh Larnach (UC) also qualified in winning his heat in 11.23s. Patrick Smith (ANU) unfortunately did not progress past the heats in 12.52s. Patrick did back up and ran well in his 400m finishing in 58.29s. Olivia Sarah (ANU) and Olivia Carney (ANU) both jumped well in the Women's Pole Vault clearing 3.05m (4th) and 2.75m (5th) respectively. See the full results for more information.
Akua fell just agonisingly short of a place in the final of the 100m finishing 4th in her semi final in 12.86s. Josh also missed a place in the final running 11.38s in his semi final. Courtney Chamberlin (ADFA) ran well in her 3000m Steeplechase final (12:35.55) and backed up in the 1500m final to come 8th overall in 5:00.36. Gordon Milne and Joseph Benzie also from ADFA ran 36:48.50 and 38:46.56 respectively in the Mens 10000m final. Called ran superbly in the Mens 3000m Steeplechase to take the silver medal in 10:01.74. See the full results for more information.
Akua stepped up in the 200m heats and ran a great time of 28.21s but did not progress to the semi finals. See the full results for more information.
Angus Proudfoot (ANU) is in the 400m Hurdles final. Callan is competing in the 5000m Mens final. Nick Elks is joining ADFA team mates Gordon and Joseph also in the 5000m final. Capella Maguire (ANU), Cicely Brown (ADFA) and Alana Salomon (ADFA) are the local entry is the Women's 5000m final. Meredith Rule (ANU) is Canberra's hope in the Women's Discus final. Check Live Results for all the details.
On conclusion of the School Sport ACT 12 years and under championships, 16 of Ginninderra's best Little Athletes have qualified for the national championships in November, including reigning National Champion Emma Vermeulen in the Long Jump.
School Sport Victoria will host the Australian Primary Schools Championships at Lakeside Stadium from 23 - 27 November 2018.
Athletes in the 10 - 12 years age groups will compete against the best in the country. There are 61 athletes in the ACT squad and only 3 para athletes selected, all three from Ginninderra Athletics.
Congratulations and we wish every athlete the very best at Nationals, especially those who have qualified for the first time.
- Layla Raadts - 100m, 200m
- Claudia Todd - 800m
- Sasha Rauraa - Shot Put
- Charlotte Fowler - 100m, 200m
- Emma Vermeulen - 100m, 200m, Long Jump
- Ella van den Heuvel - Combined Event
- Erin Lockton - 100m, 200m, High Jump
- Chloe Smith - 100, 200m
- Lilly Paull - High Jump
- Joe Whithear - 800m, 1500m
- Lucas Davill - 800m, 1500m
- Samuel Baird - 100m
- Ryan Cuzner - 800m, 1500m
- Andrew Camp-Liddiard - 1500m
- Felicity Gray - 100m, 200m, Long Jump
- Eireann Wood - 100m, Shot Put
- Jonathan Barbour - 100m, 200m, 800m, Long Jump
On Saturday night a number of Ginninderra Athletics big names received awards from Athletics ACT for outstanding performances across 2017-18.
The Tigers are ecstatic to see one of our hardest working coaches receive the Athletics ACT 2017-2018 Daryl Cross Coach of the Year, Hamish MacDonald. An outstanding recognition for the six time Paralympic seated shot putter who these days oversees the development of two of the club's elite para throwers in Cameron Crombie and Kathryn Ross.
Cameron who has had the best of seasons was recognised twice for Athletics ACT 2017-2018 Male Senior Athlete of the Season and the Athletics ACT 2017-2018 Mick Dowling Para Athlete of the Year. Cameron who recently won a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast will have to make more room alongside his World Championship Gold and World Record for this season.
2017/2018 saw 28 ACT members represent Australia at international levels, received a medal from an international competition and/or ACT, National or World Record with these athletes all receiving a coveted Laurel Wreath for the 2018/2019 season. Among the recipients were Australian 400m Hurdles bronze medalist Matt Walters, Australian representative Mitch Baker who claimed a bronze medal in the U20 Men 10km Walk at World Race Walking Teams Championships earlier this month, UC Students Vanessa Low (two time Paralympian) and World Paralympic Gold medalist Scott Reardon, and Cameron Crombie.
Congratulations to everyone recognised by the Territory Association at the Gala Dinner and Awards Night.
Congratulations to the Ginninderra Athletics and UC Ginninderra Athletics Club athletes who have been selected in the ACT Team for the 2018 Australian Little Athletics Championships.
ALAC will be held at Runaway Bay, Gold Coast from 28th to 29th April 2018. Congratulations to every ACT athlete and good luck for the competition.
- Hayden Todd
- Harry Anderson
- Lekani Mpaso
- Csenge Keszei
- Sidney Shaw
- Tara Sweeting
- Jeremy Maranan
- Mikayla Fitzpatrick
In October each year, Jetstar Little Athletics Australia (LAA) holds an annual National U15 camp over four days at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra. The camp is a great opportunity for athletes to be coached by some of Australia’s best coaches, and to receive expert training and education in a range of areas, both practical and theoretical.
Today LAA announced the 98 athletes who were selected to attend the Camp from the 1st - 4th October 2017. Among the four athletes from the ACT were Ginninderra's own Jeremy Maranan and Jacob Davill.
Jeremy was the 2016 ACT team captain at the Australian Little Athletics Championships where he won a silver medal in the 100m and his team mate Jacob also medaled with a bronze in the 800m. The boys are joined by their ACT compatriots Tarcia Collins (Gungahlin) and Charlotte Kalozi (Goulburn) at the Camp.
Jetstar LAA selects the highest performing athletes in each event nationally. Offers for attendance are based on performances at each State’s Track and Field Championships. Selection is by invitation only and is at the discretion of the Jetstar LAA National Camp Organising group.
The athletes will receive coaching from some of Australia's best coaches and receive expert training and education in a range of areas including strength and conditioning, recovery, nutrition just to name a few.
Click here to view the full list