Athletics – Open State Championships and Junior Knockout Finals
- Julia Bourke won Gold in the Open Shot Put, with 13.16m; and Gold in both the Shot Put, with a new Personal Best of 13.42m, and Hammer Throw with 46.56m in the Junior Knockouts.
- Sam Rizzo won Bronze in the Open 100m and Silver in Open 1500m Wheelchair Track Sprints; putting in yet another great weekend of performances for the T54 classified athlete. He now goes to the National Track Series event this Saturday at Albert Park.
- Mack Cooper was in Junior Knockouts and won Gold in Shot Put and Silver in Javelin.
- Liam Campbell made his Open competition debut in the Mens Hammer Throw and finished a very respectable 7th, throwing the hammer 2.26kg heavier than his junior one.
Rowing – State Championships
- Amity Musgrove and Milli Bilson (Ballarat High), Conor Delahunty and Amy Rix (Ballarat Grammar) and Laura Foley (Ballarat City) all backed up from Friday’s Head of the Lake to compete in the State Championships, with the following achievements:
- Amity & Milli = Bronze in Open Division One coxed four.
- Conor and Amy = Gold in Open and Under 19 Division One coxed four.
- Laura = Gold in Division Three Eight – with her Mum Danielle also in the crew.
- Amity and Milli finished third in Open Girls Head of the Lake, while Amy and Conor were first in that race. Laura was part of Loreto’s winning Year 10 Firsts. Other athletes supported by WestVic in Rowing during WestVic’s inaugural program that had successes in the Head of the Lake included Open Boys Firsts winners Rob Corden-McKinley and Henry Woodward from Clarendon, with Grammar crew Harry Doust, Ben Trotter and Tom McMullin also participating. Clarendon’s Emily Grant was in her school’s firsts also.
Karate – State Championships
- Joel Hennessey finished Runner-Up in both Under 21 and Open Mens 75-84kg division.
- Ben DeBortoli was Silver medallist in the Junior 70-76kg category.
- Max Noble took out the Junior 76-84kg category.
All athletes are supported via a range of services; primarily gym programming and coaching for strength and conditioning, sport psychology, nutrition and other personal development
Academy Executive Officer Rob Ward congratulated all athletes on their achievements; “All of these young athletes are not only great talents, but great people – we have been working with most of them for at least 12 months now, and the improvement over time is a credit to them and in part to the people and activities we are able to introduce them to. If we are responsible for a portion of their improvement, and that keeps them progressing, we’ve done our job. With these results, it’s safe to say we’ve done our job. We are thrilled for them primarily”.
FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport currently supports 125 athletes across 24 sports.
For further information, please contact Academy Executive Officer Rob Ward on 0417 044 419.