The 2014 Australian All Schools have come to a conclusion after three days of tough competition with over 1000 junior athletes competing for a national title in Adelaide. #TeamWA2014's team of 91 athletes return with 31 medals and countless personal bests.
Tasmania's Jack Hale may have been the national headline, but James Gallaugher demonstrated once again why he is a national favourite, claiming three gold medals in the U16 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay and a bronze in the long jump, equalling the U16 men's 100m meet record in a time of 10.67.
On the track Luke Graves proved why he is one of WA's future national representatives destroying his personal best in the U16 1500m to win gold, which he then followed up with a silver in the 3000m. While Declan Tingay reminded us why he is a walker to watch winning gold in the U18 3000m walk and a bronze in the 5000m. Ashlee Hardisty demonstrated she is a hopeful for selection in the 2015 Australian Youth Championship team, finishing with three silvers for the U16 200m, 400m and Swedish Relay. Other notable performances for WA include Alanah Yukich, who collected three bronzes for the U18 100m, 100m Hurdles and 400m Hurdles, Luke Shaw came back from fifth place in his U14 800m to claim bronze and Patrick Benetti backed up his recent top form with a bronze in the U18 800m. WA's relay teams finished out the weekend with a gold in the Boys U16 4x100m, silver in the U14 Girls 4x100m and U18 Girls Swedish Relay, with the Boys U14 4x100m claiming bronze.
In the jumps Claire Gibson claimed WA's first gold with a win in the U18 High Jump. Lauren Hyde Cooling continued WA's pole vaulting pedigree, securing gold in the U16 girls after securing the All Schools title in a jump off. Stefan Rajakovic won the only gold in the men's jumps, winning the All Schools title in the U14 triple jump.
In throws Jonah Madeira claimed gold in the U16 Javelin, with Zahlirose Jolly taking silver in the U14 Javelin. While Riley Anderson added a bronze U14 Discus medal to his 90m Hurdles bronze and Lara Ilievski secured bronze in the U16 Javelin
Congratulations to all the athletes, coaches and officials who took part in the 2014 Australian All Schools Championships.
James Gallaugher - 100m U16, 200m U16
Claire Gibson - High Jump U18
Luke Graves - 1500m U16
Lauren Hyde-Cooling - Pole Vault U16
Jonah Madeira - Javelin U14
Stefan Rajakovic - Triple Jump U14
Declan Tingay - 3000m Walk U16
James Gallaugher, Liam Van Der Spuy, Cody Beattie and Kasey Ryan-Duffy - U16 Boys 4x100m
Abigail D’Sylva - 2000m Steeplechase U16
Luke Graves - 3000m U16
Ashlee Hardisty - 400m U18, 200m U18
Zahlirose Jolly - Javelin U14
Heinrich Rass - 100m Hurdles U16
Ella Page, Hannah Whitbread, Isabella Reeves and Jenna Bian - U14 Girls 4x100m
Amberley Jones, Ashlee Hardisty, Alanah Yukich and Summer Walters - U18 Girls Swedish
Patrick Benetti - 800m U18
Indigo Bauchop - 400m U14
Ben Chamberlain - 1500m U18
Riley Anderson - 90m Hurdles U14, Discus U14
James Gallaugher - Long Jump U16
Lara Ilievski - Javelin U16
Luke Shaw - 800m U14
Declan Tingay - 5000m Walk U18
Hannah Whitbread - 200m U14
Alanah Yukich - 100m Hurdles U18, 100m U18, 400m U18
Stefan Rajakovic, Jonah Madeira, Riley Anderson and Kian Paget - U14 Boys 4x100m