Shot Put star Julia Bourke won a silver medal in the Women’s Under 18 division, with a distance of 14.56m. This follows on from her Silver medal at the recent Victorian Open Track and Field Championships.
Bourke also competed in the Hammer Throw with a distance of 47.93 to finish in 6th place.
Liam Campbell competed in the Men’s Under 16 Hammer Throw, claiming a bronze medal with a distance of 53.38m. Campbell smashed his personal best distance by 3m, and was only 4m from the Gold medal.
Sophie McMinimee competed in the Women’s Under 15 3000m, finishing in 13th place with a personal best time of 10 minutes 43 minutes; the 1500m in 9th place in 4 minutes 51.62 seconds.
Ballarat Badminton star Elijah Dale was also at the Athletics Championships, competing in the Men’s Under 18 Javelin. Dale threw a distance of 43.45m in the final, to finish in 11th place. This is a great effort to have represented two sports at a high level.
Ararat Clay Target Shooter Tom Pilgrim will this weekend compete in the 2015 National Trap Championships in Wagga Wagga from 20-29 March. These National Championships will be held at the National Shooting Grounds in Wagga Wagga, and will see shooters from across the State compete in various disciplines such as the Junior National Double Barrel Championship; National Double Barrel Championship; the Grand Australian Handicap; National Champion of Champions and the National Single Barrel Champion.
Bourke and McMinimee are both members of the Bacchus Marsh Grammar Elite Sport Program; Campbell and Pilgrim are members of the Individual Members program; and Dale a member of the Badminton program, whilst also excelling in Athletics.
All athletes receive Strength and Conditioning services from Federation University Exercise and Sport Science students, as well as access to Nutritional and Psychology services.
For further information, please contact Academy Executive Officer Rob Ward on 0417 044 419, or visit the WestVic Academy of Sport website at www.westvicsport.org.au.