Shepparton Little Athletics Centre has enjoyed a successful State Track and Field Championships with Gabriella Hill and Harry Smith winning gold in the javelin and a number of athletes winning medals.OLIVER CAFFREY April 2, 2014 4:05am
Shepparton Little Athletics Centre members Jye Chalcraft, Gretel Holmes, Gabriella Hill, Aiden Smith, Harry Smith and Kasey Boschetti won medals at the State Track and Field Championships at the weekend.
Two Shepparton Little Athletics javelin throwers have brought home gold medals from the State Track and Field Championships.
Gabriella Hill and Harry Smith recorded huge personal bests on their way to victories at Lakeside Stadium.
Hill, 13, won the under-14 javelin with a throw of 36.77
It was Hill’s first state little athletics gold medal to go along with a number of Athletics Victoria titles.
‘‘The girl that came second (at the weekend), she came sixth at nationals and I came 12th, so I wasn’t too sure how I would go,’’ Hill said.
‘‘I felt really good on the day and my first throw came out well and the rest of my throws after that were up to that standard.’’
Smith made it consecutive state javelin wins by taking out the under-12 category.
The Notre Dame College student estimated he threw a PB by about 5
‘‘Last year I was pretty nervous, but this year I was pretty calm and that helped,’’ Smith said.
It was a successful meet for the club, with several other athletes bringing back medals.
Kasey Boschetti won four medals in her first season of state competition, taking out two silvers (60
Bronze medals were also won by Gretel Holmes (high jump), Jye Chalcraft (300
Holly Kirby (70
Other Shepparton athletes to compete were Ben Woods, Jordan Wiggins, Amy Long, Maddison Grumley, Jed Woods, Joshua Rachele, Jacob Watts, Olivia Kirby, Pieter Jordan, Larissa Watts, Rhys Damon, Jack Popplestone, Adele Catania and Jacklyn Pinchbeck.
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
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The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
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A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
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Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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