Athletics State Championships

State Champs

Not yet a year old, The Scots College Athletics Club competed for the first time ever at the New South Wales Relay Championships this weekend. Scots had a big task competing as a school against the biggest Athletics clubs in the state. The Scots boys not only held their own but managed to contend for a State Championship in every event entered finishing the weekend with an impressive six medals. The Under 18 boys were the standouts winning silver medals in the 4×400m, 4×800m and 4×1500m relays.

U18 4×400m State Silver Medalists
The team comprised of Matthew Scott, Josh Zuchiatti, Justin Green and Jarrod Cullen ran an impressive sub 3:30 race. The big surprise in the race was a strong comeback from injury from Josh who ran impressive third leg in a new personal best 52.00 seconds.

U18 4×800m State Silver Medalists
Jarrod Cullen won his second medal of the weekend running an impressive 2.00 first leg for the team handing off to Byron Crimmins, Andrew Richardson and Matthew Scott. The team fought hard throughout the entire race running a very impressive time.

U18 4×1500m State Silver Medalists
Matthew Scott was the only member of the Scots team to win three medals over the course of the weekend. He anchored both the 4×800m relay team and the 4×1500m relay team. Jordan Gates and Andrew Richardson were both impressive with strong legs from an impressive start by Byron Crimmins.

U14 4×1500m (Silver Medalists) and 4×800m (Bronze Medalists)
The team for both the 4×1500m and 4×800m teams consisted of the same four runners. These boys were impressive in both races fighting hard from behind to win medals. The team consisted of Max Freer, Ryan Lui, Cameron Fleming and Christopher Ballas. Chris was impressive in stepping up from his usual sprint races on the track.

U18 High Jump Relay (Silver Medalists)
The surprise performance of the weekend was the U18 boys team in the High Jump Relay. A high jump relay consist of four jumpers whose points are averaged at the end of the competition. The team consisted of three under 14 boys and one under 18 boy who managed to fend off other clubs older athletes to win the Silver Medal. The performance of the day was Year 6 Campbell Pert who managed a very impressive 1.60m jump. Campbell looks set to take on the rest of the nation later in the summer as a favorite to win the National High Jump Championship. The team consisted of Charlie Burgess-Hoar, Zac Ball, and Cameron Brown.

Well done boys on an impressive weekend putting Scots on the Map as one of strongest junior Athletics clubs in the state.

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