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Moama athletes earn Victorian Country medals

Three Moama athletes returned with a swag of medals from the Victorian Country Championships in Ballarat last weekend.

GEORDIE COWAN January 31, 2014 4:00am

Rebekah Lock, Courtney Schultz and Morgan Power won a fistful of medals at the Victorian Country Championships.


Three Moama athletes returned with a swag of medals from the Victorian Country Championsips in Ballarat last weekend.

The Terry Hicks-trained Rebekah Lock, Morgan Power and Courtney Schultz took part in 19 individual events in their respective age groups through the three-day championships.

Sixteen-year-old Lock won three gold medals — in 400m hurdles, high jump and 2km steeplechase — as well as a silver medal in the 800m, while Power medalled in all six of her individual events.

The 17-year-old won gold in the javelin, claimed silver medals in the 1500m, 800m and 3km steeplechase and bronze medals for shot put and the 400m hurdles.

Schultz claimed a bronze medal in the 800m, as well as picking up gold and silver medals in two, four by 100m relays.

It was one of her last events representing Eaglehawk Athletics Club, as she will go to university in Sydney to study exercise and sports science soon.

‘‘I’m looking forward to it,’’ she said.

The trio, along with Kyabram’s Carlie Whitford, compete in so many events because they are improving their heptathlon abilities.

‘‘It was a great weekend,’’ Lock said.

‘‘It is probably one of my favourite events because it’s more fun and club-based, so there is not as much pressure on my performances individually.’’

The athletes are set to compete at the Little Athletics State Multi-Event Championships in Bendigo this weekend, for which the schedule has been revamped due to the forecast topping 40°C each day.

Events will now start at

The Victorian Junior Championships are in two weeks, for which the focus will be on individual events, with the Victorian Multi-Event Championships to follow two weeks after.

The athletes will then target the Australian Multi-Event Championships in April.

Power said her progress in the heptathlon had been going well.

‘‘It is something that is really fun to do because there are a different things to focus on,’’ she said.

Echuca runner Brady Threlfall competed at the championships, winning a bronze medal in the 1500m.

The Hayes family from Elmore also had multiple representatives and returned home with some medals.

Results

Rebekah Lock, under 18: 400m hurdles (gold medal, 1:10.91 PB), 1500m (fourth, 5:02.72 PB), shot put (sixth, 8.23m), high jump (gold, 1.55m), long jump (fourth, 4.87m), 2km steeplechase (gold, 8:01.90 PB), 800m (silver, 2:24.80), javelin (fourth, 29.40m PB).

Morgan Power, under 20: shot put (bronze, 7.10m), 400m hurdles (bronze, 1:14.86), 1500m (silver, 5:39.02), javelin (gold, 27.22m), 800m (silver, 2:35.37), 3km steeplechase (silver, 14:24.06).

Courtney Schultz, under 20: 100m (eighth, 13.82), 200m (ninth, 28.87), 400m (fifth, 1:03.57), 800m (bronze, 2:43.65), long jump (seventh, 4.42m).

Carlie Whitford, under 20: high jump (silver, 1.6m), 400m hurdles (silver, 1:06.58), long jump (gold, 5.18m), 100m (fifth, 13.09), 400m (bronze, 1:01.53), triple jump (gold, 10.39m), javelin (bronze, 21.65m), 200m (fourth, 26.77), 100m hurdles (gold, 15.66).

Relays: open four by 400m, A team — Carlie Whitford, Morgan Power and Rebekah Lock (bronze, 4:09.98); B team — Courtney Schultz (fourth, 4:39.16); under 20 four by 100m, A team — Carlie Whitford and Courtney Schultz (gold, 52.08; B team — Morgan Power and Rebekah Lock (fourth, 1:01.13); open four by 100m, A team — Carlie Whitford and Courtney Schultz (silver, 51.49); B team — Rebekah Lock and Morgan Power (10th, 58.64).

Brady Threlfall, open men: 1500m (bronze, 4:05.14).

Zahra Hayes, under 14: 1500m (silver, 5:13.84), 1500m race walk (gold, 7:21.98), triple jump (sixth, 8.35m), four by 100m relay (bronze, 1:02.40).

Yazmin Hayes, under 14: 1500m (eighth, 5:57.41), 800m (sixth, 2:56.20).

Teleah Hayes, under 18: 1500m (silver, 4:51.81), 3000m (silver, 10:51.47).

Geordie Cowan

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