Day 4 was a successful day for Team WA at the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships, with 7 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 3 bronze medals won!
The first medal of the day was claimed by Kaitlyn Billing in the Under 17 Women’s Triple jump, where Kaitlyn jumped 11.90m to claim the bronze medal.
Amber Richards secured the bronze medal in a close competition in the Under 14 Women’s Javelin, with an impressive throw of 36.79m. The medals continued in the Javelin, with Bryce Cooper claiming the national title in the Under 18 Men’s Javelin, after throwing a huge 59.31m.
Jackson Hamilton (F12) stepped up to the Open Men’s weight in the Discus Throw and claimed a gold medal, with a throw of 40.65m. In the Open Women’s Ambulant Discus Throw, Sarah Edmiston (F44), threw an impressive 34.84m to claim the silver medal.
Sasha Zhoya added another gold medal to his collection, after winning the Under 20 Men’s 200m, in a time of 21.18, running into a 2.0 headwind.
After a very close finish, Kayla van der Linden successfully secured the gold medal in the Under 16 Women’s 800m, finishing in a time of 2:09.66, just in front of Queensland’s Bridget McCormack, who ran 2:10.13.
Melany Smart dominated the field in the Under 20 Women’s 5000m, winning in a time of 16:14.20, ahead of Ruby Smee from Tasmania, who ran 16:47.10.
WA dominated the 100m, with Taylah Cruttenden and Sophie White winning the Under 17 and Under 18 Women’s age group respectively. This was Taylah's fourth national win in a row and Sophie's second national win in a row.
Nicola Tolcon finished third in the Under 18 Women’s Pole Vault, jumping 3.30m.
Congratulations to all athlete who competed on Day 4 of the Championships. Day 5 will commence at 8:30am AEST, with live streaming starting at 10am AEST. All the best to competing athletes.