Western Athletics Matthew Hussey kicked off the gold medal haul for the Big V on day one of the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Perth with victory in the under 16 3000m final with a time of 9:00.14min.
Victoria continued its winning ways in the 3000m with James Lightfoot (8:44.96) taking line honours ahead of Big V teammate Thomas Sellwood (8:47.30) in the under 17 category.
Athletics Essendon’s Amelia Mazza-Downie claimed bronze in the 5000m under 20 selection trial with a time of 16:40.09min. World Youth 2015 representative Annabel McDermott (NSW) clinched the automatic qualifying spot with a winning time of 16:30.25min.
Diamond Valley para-athlete Jaryd Clifford ran a 5000m personal best of 15:09.17min. to record the ‘B’ qualifying standard for the Rio 2016 Paralympics later this year.
Unfortunately 2015 Victorian All Schools captain Kathryn Brooks missed out on competing in the under 20 javelin selection trial due to injury and will have to wait for conformation of selection for IAAF World U20 Championships later this year in Poland.
Day two action will start with our under 20 race walkers competing in the 10,000m selection trial.
Photos are available via the Athletics Victoria Facebook Page.
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|Matthew Hussey – Men 3000 Metre U16 – 9:00.14||Thomas Sellwood – Men 3000 Metre U17 – 8:47.30||Molly McCarthy – Women 3000 Metre U15 – 10:00.44|
|James Lightfoot – Men 3000 Metre U17 – 8:44.96||Amelia Mazza-Downie – Women 5000 Metre U20 – 16:40.09|
|Liam Cashin – Men 5000 Metre U20 – 15:04.27|
|Edward Beischer – Men 3000 Metre U18 – 8:43.21|