Out of 54 athletes named for the upcoming Australian Age Track and Field championships, the club is proud to announce that 15 are from the OVA Southern Saints! In the media release from Athletics Tasmania (AT), president Mike Gunson has said, “"It is a chance to step up, challenge themselves and aim for a quality personal best performance and we have some exciting young talent who we believe can do just that”.
The championships are being held in Sydney from the 11-14 March 2015, and is also represented by management officials Rosemary Coleman and Nathan Morey.
Many of the athletes listed below are also named in both male and female relays, ranging from 4x100m to 4x400m. A particular highlight for the club is the number of OVA athletes that make up the Tasmanian team, including our contingent of U17 Boys who all had a great build up at the recent 2015 Tasmanian Age Championships. OVA athlete Henri Norton wrote about his experience and feelings on the upcoming Australian Championships as a story for ovasouthernsaints.com which can be found here.
Another highlight for the Tasmanian team itself will definitely be the U20 4x100m relay which is spearheaded by sprint sensations Jack Hale [NS] and Jacob Despard [OVA] . Also named in the team are Sam Pulford [NW], Russell Taib [SB], and Jesse Usoalii [SB]. The club wishes to congratulate the following athletes on their selection and wish them all the best:
Female Athletes U15Grace Jacobson - Long Jump U16 Kaela Beechey - Javelin, U18 JavelinAlice Randall- 3000m Race WalkRebecca Revill - 800m, 2000m SteepleU18Laura Harrison - 400m Tahlia Hunt – 5000m Race WalkU20Lilly Castle - 100m, 200mMaddy Scott - 200m, 400m
Male AthletesU16Lochlan Bromfield (OVA) - 2000m SteepleNathan Coleman (OVA) - 200mU17Ryan Cooper - Long Jump, Triple JumpHenri Norton - 100m, 200m, 400mCallum Stevens - 400m, 800mGus Tomlinson-Smith - 400mU20Jacob Despard - 100m, 200m
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