Shepparton's Liam Schreck will be donning the Victorian colours in two sports during the next week, representing his state in athletics and hockey.OLIVER CAFFREY April 4, 2014 4:10am
Shepparton’s Liam Schreck will represent Victoria in two sports during the next week.
The multi-talented 15-year-old will take to the Lakeside Stadium track in Melbourne for the National Combined Events Championships, starting today.
There will not be much time to rest for Schreck, as he flies out to Perth on Thursday for the National Under-15 Hockey Championships.
The Goulburn Valley Grammar student said he was looking forward to the challenge of competing in the two sports he loves.
‘‘It’s always tough to choose between the two sports, but they’re probably equal for me,’’ Schreck said.
‘‘It’s a lot of work, but it all works out well, I get to train on different nights, you get the occasional clash on the weekends, but it usually works out all right.
‘‘I usually train Tuesday and Thursday for aths and hockey on the weekend in Melbourne and then Wednesdays as well up here.’’
This past season has been super hectic after competing at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships last month, along with various other sporting commitments.
Schreck said the under-16 heptathlon presented a test of his all-round ability, particularly his endurance.
‘‘It’s a bit of a different one, you’ve got so many events to do so you can’t really focus on one, but my favourite is usually the jumps, so I do well on them and try and use that to my advantage later on,’’ Schreck said.
‘‘We’ve gone through results from the last ones and I’m going to try and medal at the combined event this weekend.’’
Schreck finished fifth in triple jump at nationals, while he placed 18th in the 200
It will be Schreck’s debut at a national hockey championships when he takes his place as a forward in Victoria’s second team.
‘‘Hockey is a tough one, we’ve got NSW and Queensland 1 in our pool, so we’ll see how we go and hopefully get a few wins,’’ Schreck said.
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