THE Victorian Junior Track and Field Championships were held last weekend at Albert Park.
South Coast Athletics members were prominent across the three days of competition.
Of the 13 members competing five were crowned as Victorian champions, with the most success coming from the jump events.
The David Green-coached athletes, Taylah Gardner, Claire Jobling and Eleanor Patterson won the Under 17, 18 and 20 Women’s High Jump titles respectively, while Elinor Fraser jumped to a bronze medal in the Under 20 Long Jump as did Kyla Green in the Under 14 Pole Vault and Sharna Warry in the Women’s Under 18 Triple Jump.
Patrick Ryan opened his season with a comfortable victory in the Men’s Under 20 Hammer Throw and Sharna Warry snared her second bronze medal this time in the Under 18 Women’s Javelin.
Stephanie George won the Women’s Under 20 5000m walk in a new personal best time making this her fourth consecutive Victorian title.
Wonthaggi teenager, Ed Beischer continued his impressive season, mixing it with the State’s best winning bronze medals in the 800m and 1500m.
Another middle distance runner on the rise is the Steve Plumb-coached, Brodie Anderson.
Anderson had a busy weekend competing in the Under 15 Men’s 400, 800 and 1500m progressing to the finals in each event.
Attention for the State’s best junior athletes turns to the Australian Junior Championships which will be held in Sydney from March 12 to 16.
The following South Coast Athletics members have been selected to represent Victorian at these championships: Ed Beischer, Elinor Fraser, Stephanie George, Taylah Gardner, Kyla Green, Claire Jobling, Eleanor Patterson and Sharna Warry.
Full results: Brodie Anderson – 6th U/15 400m 59.64sec, 10th 1500m 4.49.83min (PB), 7th 800m 2.17.90min.
Ed Beischer – 3rd U/16 800m 205.22min, 3rd 1500m 4.17.21min (PB).
Nicole Davis – 6th U/17 Shot Put 10.11m, 9th Discus 23.30m.
Bella Fraser – 16th U/15 Long Jump 4.02m.
Elinor Fraser – 3rd U/20 Long Jump 5.21m.
Stephanie George – 1st U/20 5km Walk 25.14.24min (PB).
Kyla Green – 3rd U/14 Pole Vault 1.90m.
Taylah Gardner – 1st U/17 High Jump 1.64m (PB).
Claire Jobling – 1st U/18 High Jump 1.60m.
Declan Morrison – 8th U/15 Long Jump 5.07m (PB), 14th 100m 13.43sec.
Eleanor Patterson – 1st U/20 High Jump 1.85m.
Patrick Ryan – 1st U/20 Hammer Throw 58.52m.
Sharna Warry – 3rd U/18 Javelin 33.96m, 3rd Triple Jump 10.71m & 7th Long Jump 4.66m.