Mia Roux has topped off her best ever season with a Bronze medal in the Under 17 1500 metres in Sydney. Her great time of 4:33.91 not only bettered her own marks in the U/18/20 age groups on our Club lists, but also clipped a second off the Open record held by Susan Michelsson since 1993. Mia’s improvement this season has been exceptional. After showing some promise for the last few seasons, Mia has recorded terrific performances in the 1500m and 1 mile as well as much improved times in the 800m. Later in the week Mia finished 5th in her heat of the 800m in 2:18.07
Simone Maillardet has had a disappointing season, so far but finished it off in fine style with a good 10:36.66 run in the U/17 3000 metres. The last month has shown that Simone may finally be back in good form and we can look for some even better performances in the future.
Chiara Santiglia claimed all the Club records from U/16 to Open with her win in the U/17 200m. Her time of 24.87 set new marks across the board. Later in the day Chiara grabbed Collingwood’s third bronze medal of the meet, this time recording 24.54. Unfortunately this time the wind was over the limit so Chiara missed out on more records as she has done so often in the past.
Isabella Simonelli continued the record breaking with a 48.55m throw in the final of the Open Hammer. This was good enough to grab 8th place despite still being eligible for the U/20 division.
Lucy Leutchford was Collingwood’s last competitor for the Championships. Winning her heat of the U/18 800m in 2:14.55, Lucy improved to 2:11.42 to cross the line in 4th place in the final.
Collingwood also had two athletes chosen to participate in relays. Chiara Santiglia was part of the U/18 4x100m team that finished fourth in 47.29 while Lucy Leutchford was ‘rewarded’ for her two 800m runs with a spot in the U/18 4×400 team that also crossed the line in fourth in 4:01.69.
Four Medals and eighteen Club Records.
And let’s not forget our officials also chosen for the Championships. Kevin Wigmore, Tony Williams, Matthew Webster and Gary McBroom were on deck doing their bit for the sport.
Not a bad week at all