Team WA was on fire on Day 3 of the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships, with another 11 medals won by our athletes.
The first track medal of the day was claimed by Jeff Douce in the Under 14 Men’s 400m, where he held off tough competition to win gold in a time of 55.77.
In the Under 16 Women’s 200m Hurdles, Vivienne Le Tessier came out on top after a blanket finish to claim the gold medal, in an impressive time of 28.37. Orion Francis-Roberts continued to add to his medal collection, placing second in another close race in the Under 16 Men’s 200m Hurdles with 25.90.
Mj Jansen Van Rensbrug was a clear favorite heading into the Under 20 Men’s 3000m Steeplechase, and dominated the race, taking the national title in a time of 9:08.05.
Our WA athletes dominated the Under 16 Women’s Pole Vault, with Alla Parnov and Ellie Parsons placing first and third, jumping 3.70m and 3.50m respectively. Mikayla Scerri continued the winning streak in the Pole Vault, in the Under 15 Women’s age group, where she jumped 3.30m.
Continuing WA’s fine form in the vertical jumps, Sean Szalek showed his class with a huge 2.14m in the Under 20 Men’s High Jump, taking home the gold medal.
Across the arena, Reilly Cunningham claimed a bronze medal in the Under 16 Men’s Triple Jump, with an impressive 13.09m.
Finishing Day 3 of the Championships, the Under 16 Men (Dylan Cope, Jordanblaze Lightbourne, Elphan John and Ethan Light) and Women’s (Annie Pfeiffer, Charlotte Woodward, Vivienne Le Tessier and Angel Turner) 4x200m relay teams both won bronze in 1:32.36 and 1:41.11 respectively.
Well done to all athletes who competed on Day 3. The action will continue tomorrow with the first event starting at 8:30am and the livestream broadcast commencing at 9:25am AEST. Good luck to all athletes.