QLD Athletics Championships 2023 Day 4

It was a great way to finish the State Titles for us with some excellent performances rounding it all out on a day interrupted by a huge storm that delayed afternoon action by over an hour.

Joel Drew recorded an amazing time of 13.97 in winning the U18 110m Hurdles getting away to a quick start then hurdling with great precision.

To put this in perspective, the State Under 18 record is credited to 1982 Brisbane Comm Games Bronze Medallist Don Wright with a hand-timed 13.6 in 1976 and the usual equation is to add 0.24 to hand times.

Well done to Joel on all his hard work and to his Marist Ashgrove coach Robin Martin.

Shea Caminiti also found Gold in the U13 100m Hurdles in 16.79 while sister Izzy was 7th in the U16 90m Hurdles in 14.49. Isaac Ting was 6th in U16 100m Hurdles also in 14.49.

Tiana Solley continued her good form with 6th place in 14.43 in the Open 100m hurdles, a Bronze in Open High Jump with 1.65m and 10th in Long Jump 5.44m.

Connor Campbell had a very high standard meet and added a silver in 100m hurdles in 15.12 and fourth place in 200m in 24.69.

Daniel Drew has also been very dedicated this season and stormed home for silver in the U20 110n hurdles in 14.84.
Other good 200m efforts came from Zander Bird 13 years 5th place in 29.43, Lindsay Dixon 7th U15 26.23, Haiden Boyd 6th U16 Heat 24.79 and Andrew Pfefffer 5th Open heat in 23.24.

Adrian Keen was solid with 5th in the Open Hammer with 37.94m.

In very humid conditions there was a top effort this morning by Katie Bray for Silver in 30.51.59 in the U17 5k Walk.

In the Under 14 1500m there were excellent runs once again by Laura Bray for Bronze in 4.53.84 and Zel Van Loggerenberg in fourth in 4.56.54.

Tate Van Camp cruised home in the U14 1500m ten seconds ahead in 4.24.19 while in the Under 15s Seb Croke was fourth in 4.30.10 and Perry Croft 6th in 4.37.11. Nick Bray sprinted home well for an equal PB in 14th place in U13 1500m of 5.25.64 and Harriet Sutton was 18th in U14 1500m in 5.30.03.

In U15 Triple Jump Ethan Dallinger was 6th in 10.53m. Cristian Kuenzel was 4th in U18 Pole Vault in 3.40m and Iseolua Akosile 11th with 16.80m in U16 Javelin.

Certainly this meet marks a high point for our club and for the first time in 61 years we will have over 20 athletes competing at Nationals events in Brisbane over the next month.

A big thanks to all parents, athletes, officials, coaches and in particular the other clubs and athletes who are the ones that push us to better things.