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.