NSW All Schools success for Athletics Wollongong

The NSW All Schools Athletics Carnival first started as the NSW Schoolboys Athletics Championships conducted by the Amateur Athletics Assoc of NSW. The AAA of NSW saw a need for the best athletes from the existing high school systems to meet at an ultimate carnival to prove who were the best of the best, for athletic events conducted at that time.

The first meet was held at the Sydney Cricket Ground on September 26, 1936. By October 1954 the NSW Women's Athletics Assn was conducting combined championships at the Sydney Sports Ground. In 1982 the men's and women's athletics associations merged.

Athletics operations in NSW moved to the SOPAC site at Homebush in 1994. Since then the NSW All Schools Athletics Championships has given rise to many well known athletes including Olympic champions

The 2020 COVID crisis has considerably disrupted preparation. This also included cancelling two major carnivals at the start of 2020. Despite this, and to their credit, a record number of 34 of our junior athletes competed over the four days of the carnival

Our best results included 8 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals, plus 3 new records.

Ashleigh Goncalves, 16 Girls. 200m Final: 5th - 25.56s, 400m Final: 1st - 56.82s.

Callum Rann, 15 Boys. 200m Final: 9th - 23.71s, 400m Final: 6th - 51.93s.

Charlize Colwell 12-15 Para Girls .100m: 4th - 16.48s, 200m: 4th - 34.17s, 800m: 2nd - 3'05.88s.

Chelsy Wayne, 13 Girls. Discus: 1st - 37.81m.

Cooper Morrison, 12 Boys. Triple Jump: 3rd - 10.53m.

Delta Amidzovski, 14 Girls. 100m Final: 5th - 12.33s, 90m Hurdles Final: 1st - 12.45s RECORD (and had also broken the record in the heats), 200m Hurdles Final: 1st - 28.51s, High Jump: 1st - 1.78m, Long Jump: 1st - 6.02m RECORD. A total of three records broken.

Eleanor Tozer, 16 Girls. 100m Final: 8th - 12.71s, 200m Final: 6th - 25.66s.

Ella Hewitt ,13 Girls. Triple Jump: 6th - 9.94m.

Harrison Iliffe, 16 Boys. High Jump: 6th - 1.85m.

Holly Rea, 13 Girls. 100m Finals: 3rd - 12.75s.

Jaidah Jarvis, 16 Girls. Shot Put: 4th - 12.05m, Discus: 4th - 36.61m.

Jett Link, 17 Boys. 110m Hurdles: 2rd - 14.92s.

Jude Basnet, 16 Boys. Discus: 8th - 32.00m, Hammer Throw: 3rd - 27.68m, Shot Put: 9th - 9.28m.

Karlee Symonds, 16-19 Para Girls. 100m: 7th - 15.07s.

Kailee Moore, 16 Girls. 100m Final: 4th - 12.24s, 100m Hurdles Final: 9th - 16.00s.

Keegan Whitten, 14 Boys. High Jump: 4th - 1.86m.

Liam Halloran, 14 Boys. High Jump: 6th - 1.70m.

Loen Sevastos, 14 Girls. 400m Final: 8th - 1'02.54s, High Jump: 7th - 1.45m.

Naomi Gibson, 14 Girls. Pole Vault: 2nd - 2.30m.

Olivia Sivills, 16 Girls. 3000m: 6th - 11'37.59s, 2000m Steeplechase: 2nd - 7'52.11s.

Tayissa Buchanan, 14 Girls. 400m Final: 3rd - 58.23s, 800m Final: 1st - 2'14.27s, 1500m Final: 1st - 4'41.47s.

Thomas Noakes, 17 Boys. Pole Vault: 1st - 3.80m.

William Willis, 13 Boys. Discus: 6th - 38.30m, Hammer Throw: 2nd - 38.54m.

Zoe Daniels, 15 Girls. Discus: 4th - 38.15m.

Athletics Wollongong would also like to praise the following, who put in an outstanding effort for both their school and our club, Ava Power, Imogen Harrison, Jamaya Wayne, Keira Rejske, Louis Losurdo, Lucas Campbell, Mackay Jones, Mikaela Markovski, Nat Carroll and Riley Moran.

The Illawong club held another one of their sprinter-focused High Velocity meets on November 28, 2020. Our competitors did exceptionally well.

Women's 100m: Tierney Dunne 7th 11.96 sec, Eleanor Tozer 12.84 sec, Rosie Tozer 13.12 sec, Scarlett Dunne 14.39 sec.

Men's 100m, Sam Zustovich 10.93 sec (the fastest men's time was 10.24 sec), Nat Carroll 12.11 sec.

Men's 200m, Nat Carroll 24.46 sec.

Women's High Jump, Rosie Tozer 2nd 1.75m.

The True Flow Plumbing Gift will be held next Wednesday at the track for club members. The gift is a handicapped event where competitors will start at different starting points to dash as fast as they can over the 100m finish line. There's a $100 prize for the winner, $30 for 2nd place and $20 for 3rd.

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