Shepparton athletes Liam Schreck and Isabel Long have enjoyed success at State Multi Championships in Bendigo at the weekend.MATTHEW GALEA February 5, 2014 4:10am
It was a weekend to remember for Liam Schreck and Isabel Long.
Schreck took out the state title at the under-16 Athletics Victoria State Multi Championships, while Long managed silver in the under-12 Little Athletics Victoria State Multi Championships in Bendigo.
Extreme temperatures did not hamper the young guns, with Schreck competing in seven events — 200
‘‘It was a really good weekend, but it got really hot,’’ Long said.
‘‘My best was in hurdles because I got the best time overall.’’
Long said the conditions made it particularly tough to run the 800
‘‘I really wanted to win a medal,’’ Long said.
‘‘Hopefully there’s a gold on the horizon .
This was the first time that Schreck had medalled at any of the multi events he had competed in.
Schreck excelled in the long jump, which is his main event, but surprised himself in the javelin.
‘‘That was probably what ended up winning it for me,’’ Schreck said.
‘‘I got a few extra points on the kid that was coming second and I ended up pulling out a 30.28
The good news did not end there for Schreck either, with the 14-year-old delighted to discover he had made one of Hockey Victoria’s two under-15 squads, which are headed for the under-15 National Championships in April.
‘‘It was very exciting .
‘‘I’m really looking forward to it, we’re going to Rockingham in Western Australia, so we’ve got two teams going this year and I’ll get to play in that.’’
Though Schreck and Long were the only two Shepparton athletes to medal at the multi championships, there were plenty of other fantastic efforts.
Lachlan O’Hara finished 29th in the under-10 boys, with Piete Jordan finishing 20th in the under-12 boys, while Jye Chalcraft put in a great effort to finish sixth in the under-13 boys.
While Kasey Buschetti came 10th in the under-nine girls, with Gretel Holmes and Amy Long finishing 17th and 26th respectively in the under-10 girls.
Charli Boschetti came 17th in the under-12 girls and Jacklyn Rinchbeck came 20th in the under-14s.
Shepparton Park has defeated Kyabram in a close game of Goulburn Valley division one bowls on Saturday, but has lost top spot on the ladder to a rampant Shepparton Golf.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club has hosted the first ever ACA Masters contest at the Stan Hargreaves Oval in Yarrawonga.
The regular annual tour of heritage-listed former Internment Tatura Camp One again this year attracted interest from Melbourne and Interstate visitors.
THE Echuca and District Netball Association, reigning 17 and Under regional state league champions, will be required to adapt to a new age category for next year’s competition.
A GROUP of Rochester Secondary College students visited Bendigo last week to donate blood for the first time.
Bowls Club hosts 49th Victorian Country Masters Pairs
The Oriential Weatherloach has infested the Goulburn River.
The largest ever Strawberry Fields crowd turned out to enjoy the event on the Murray River at Tocumwal at the weekend.
AFTER the hottest October in Victoria since records began in the 1850s, it will come as little surprise that rainfall across the district was unusually low.
Although finishing the competition a day earlier than he would have liked, Katamatite local Curtis Hanley was still thrilled that he reached his goal at the recent Victorian Open for Lawn Bowls.
‘Peppinella’ development bigger than first planned
Watch and Act issued for Corowa and Wahgunyah near Rutherglen, urging people to leave now as conditions may worsen.
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