Victorian Championships – Day 3 – Weekend 1

Bravo Melbourne! Finally producing some delicious weather for the athletes and spectators to soak up and enjoy. And if the weather wasn’t doing it for you, then the jam packed finals program would have been…

Some notable performances throughout the day:

Bianca Hansen taking out the Women’s U20 Discus with a distance of 45.18!

Samuel Rizzo taking out the Men’s Open WC 1500m and 100m against Paralympian Richard Coleman. However, the tables were turned in the 400m, with Coleman finally getting one back in their last event for the day!

Paralympian superstar Isis Holt winning her 100m spring for her classification – another amazing achievement for the young gun!

Olympian, Nitro and Victorian representative Linden Hall smashed her Women’s Open 1500m to take out the gold medal – just missing out on a qualifier for London – but no doubt she’ll crack the 4.07 very soon!

Andrew Buchanan from Bendigo finished amazingly strong to take out the Men’s Open 1500m! An amazing race with a close sprint to the finish line…

Maddie Coates was far too strong in the Women’s Open 100m sprint, holding off awesome competition, to bring home the gold!

The Men’s Open 100m was one of the highlights for the day with a dead hear between Joel Bee and Chris Mitrevski! And to top that, it appeared that Joel Bee may have torn a hamstring just as he crossed the line! A very bittersweet victory for Bee no doubt…

Kathryn Brooks was outstanding going PB, PB, PB to take out the Women’s U20 Javelin! An amazing achievement which was well received by her competitors and spectators!

Michael Cann was a surprise in the Men’s U20 100m finishing with a cracking time of 10.99s!

Mia Gross absolutely dominated the Women’s U17 400m finishing well ahead of her competition!

A huge upset in the Men’s Open 400m with Will Johns beating Nitro superstar Luke Stevens!

With Olympian Morgan Mitchell a late scratching for the Women’s Open 400m, the door was left wide open for someone else to claim victory, and that person happened to be Abbey De La Motte! A textbook run and a very well deserved title of 2017 Victorian Hurdle Champions!

Can’t wait for Weekend 2!