Despite the rain we are currently experiencing the session at 430pm today will go ahead. Melissa will be taking the session and if we need to adjust things to stay out of the rain she will be able to deliver a session using stairs and other activities.
If you dont wish to come that is fine but I can assure you the session will be going ahead.
Melissa Breen, coach in the MattyB DEPT., proudly watched several of her own squad collect multiple medals and achieve numerous PB’s at the ACT State Championships.
5 of Breen’s 11 athletes competed in the sprint events and collected 5 medals including 2 Gold, 2 Silver and a bronze.
Jarred Parrello run massive personal bests in the 100m and 200m finishing 1st and 2nd respectively in the under 18 age group.
The Breen squad actually finished 1st (Jarred Parrello – 11.53), 2nd (Noah Geleris - 11.55), 4th (Nathan McNab – 11.81) and 5th (Alex Nguyen – 11.92) in the under 18 100m with 2 of the 4 boys running Personal Bests.
In the under 18 200m the Breen Squad finished 2nd (Parello – 23.54), 3rd (Nguyen – 23.67) and 4th (McNab – 23.92) with two more personal bests achieved.
Rachel Crother’s also stepped up for the girls in the squad taking victory in the Under 20 100m in a super quick 12.46. Unfortunately the wind was just over the legal limit.
Several of these athletes will continue on with their preparations for the Junior National championships in Perth as well as joining the rest of the squad in competitions in the lead up to the Stawell Gift.
On a beautiful Canberra weekend the MattyB DEPT. has produced a great series of performances at the ACT State championships.
Highlights of the weekend include:
- Melissa Breen 11.34 (1.0w) and World Champs B qualifier in the 100m.
- Alex Carew 52.23 PB in the 400m Hurdles.
- Rachael Carnegie 25.55 (0.4w) PB in the 200m.
- Chloe Jamieson 57.18 SB 400m.
- Melissa Breen 23.46 (0.4w) second fastest ever 200m.
- Alex Carew 21.52 (0.6w) in the 200m.
Thanks goes to all the officials and volunteers for putting on a wonderful competition.
The squad collected
6 Gold, 3 silver
Video available here