The Tatura Fire Brigade junior running team competed at the Greater Midland’s Australia Day Championships at Maryborough on January 24 with great success.BOB NICOL February 12, 2014 4:25am
A total of 18 events were contested in the under-17 and under-14 age group, with nine in each division.
Teams from as far as Mildura, Stawell and Ararat were in attendance, but no team was a match for Tatura, who won 14 of these events and was placed in two others.
Brigade spokesperson Sandra Witham said the under-17s showed great skill and bettered three championship records on the day, one of which had been in existence since 2004.
‘‘The team was awarded the under-14 and under-17 aggregate and grand aggregate, which gave them overall Australia Day Champion Team,’’ she said.
Ms Witham said as part of the celebrations a competitor in each age group was awarded the Australia Day Medal based on points gained in each event they competed in.
‘‘This year the under-17 medal was presented to Tatura’s Billy Browning-Briese, and younger brother Harry was awarded the under-14 medal,’’ she said.
Coach Martin Rennie complimented the dedication of his team saying, ‘‘Tatura’s training has been in full swing in preparation for the state championships’’.
‘‘This competition gave us a good idea as to where we are at leading up to the state championships which are to be held at Swan Hill at the end of February.’’
The under-14 and under-17 divisions were held on Saturday, with the Senior Competition on Sunday.
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