Athletics Wollongong: Juniors take on open class athletes

Round 4 Treloar Shield results saw three of our juniors competing in open class women's events against some of the top open class women in NSW.

Delta Amidzovski, who is only 11, came third in the open women's 80m hurdles with 13.50 sec.

She also scored an impressive 13.93 sec for the Open Women's 100m in a field of 84 female sprinters, 28.71 sec for her run in the Open Women's 200m and was 7th in long jump with 4.72m.

Her efforts were quite outstanding for a junior competing in open class events.

Tierney Dunne as a 15-year-old competed in the women's open class 100m coming 6th out of 84 with a time of 12.49 sec.

In the open women's 200m she came 5th in 25.02 sec. Both were outstanding performances in quite a large group of talented athletes

Jackie Lenartrowicz as a 13-year-old competed in the women's 3kg hammer event, placing 7th with an impressive 33.07m.

Jackie Lenartrowicz as a 13-year-old competed in the women's 3kg hammer event, placing 7th with an impressive 33.07m.

Well done to these three amazing young ladies.

There was an excellent report last week by Valmai in the Illawarra Blue Stars column regarding results from the recent NSW Relay Championships.

In addition to the performance by combined teams from both clubs we had an Athletics Wollongong team in the Women's U20 4X400 relay team comprising Casey Cleary (U18), Erin Dalley (U20), Jessica Quilter-Jones (U14) and Emer Spiers (U16) who came 4th with a time of 4min 16.75sec.

As mentioned in a previous column, the Australian Masters Throws Championships were held at Beaton Park during the October long weekend. 

Results from the championships were compared to the results in the New Zealand  Masters Throws Championships  in a Trans Tasman challenge.

As a results of the overall standings, Ron Simcock was first in the Men's 80-85 class with an overall result of 3744 points and Dave Ross first in the Men's 65 to 69 class with 2104 points.

In club news, thanks to our sponsor, club member Dennis Bindon and his company Bump Products (, prizemoney for the Wollongong gift handicapped 100m sprint event has been increased this year to $100 for the winner, $20 for second and $10 for third.

The gift will be held this club round on Wednesday, November 15, at Beaton Park.

No records were broken at last week's meet compared with the amazing number – including long standing records - broken the previous week.

Chelsea Ezeoke, competing under her Little Athletics colours, stormed through last Sunday's multi events carnival at Campbelltown, beating a talented field to land the overall crown in the 12 years girls’ class.

Individual performances aren't available at this stage.