The local track and field season has wrapped up with the Tasmanian State Open Championships being held in Launceston during the first weekend in March.
The Championships were heavily hit due to the National Junior Championships being held the following week. None the less, OVA was well represented with some outstanding results. The open men’s 4x100m (John Howe, Luke Whitney, Mark Nichols and Jacob Despard) knocked off SB for the first time in 8 years and backed on the Sunday to take the double, winning the 4x400m (Callum Stevens, Mark Nichols, Gus Tomlinson-Smith, Jacob Despard). A huge thankyou to Lucy Carter and Kaela Beechey for travelling up on Saturday afternoon to allow Lilly and Maddy to have a run in the open 4x100. The girls ran out of their skins and came away with the bronze medal!
Australian Junior Championships
A huge congratulations to the OVA athletes who have recently been selected in the Tasmanian state team off to Perth next week!
Of the 36 athletes selected, 8 are from OVA and include:
200m – 18th 26.72; 400m – 16th 58.40; 4x400m Relay – 5th
Discus Throw – 17th 28.43; Javelin Throw – 8th 38.79
5000m Race Walk – 5th 25:55.20
800m – 8th 2:14.54 ; 1500m – 18th 4:58.54; 4x400m Relay – 6th
3000m Race Walk – 6th 15:32.70; 5000m Race Walk – 8th 27:43.47
Long Jump – 7th 5.30 (u/16), 12th 5.05 (u/17)
200m – 4th 22.11; 400m – 5th 49.05
100m – 17th 11.87; 200m – 19th 23.07; 400m – 23rd 51.74 ; 4x400m Relay – 5th
Interclub Round 13Interclub moves to Sunday afternoon this week to allow Relay for Life to use the athletics track.LEARN MORE >
Interclub is a World Ranking Certified meet again this week - the highlight will be the Hanigan/McIntrye 800m with lots of OVA runners in the feature event. Be there to cheer them on in the race for cash, bragging rights and maybe a record.LEARN MORE >
Congratulations and Thank You to all our OVA teams that competed in State Relays on Sunday. Medals, records and fabulous finishes were the order of the day. Well done to all!LEARN MORE >