Category Archives: 2014 Season

2014 ACT State Champs coverage

7-9th Feb 2014 – #AACT14

Click here to go to the dedicated ACT State Champs coverage page which will have video footage of selected open races where numerous Commonwealth Games A and B qualifiers are anticipated.

15 MBD athletes will compete for state championship glory this weekend with many also chasing selection in the ACT team for the Australian Junior Championships.

Senior athletes in the squad will also be striving for season bests or personal bests in what is shaping up as the strongest championships in the region for several years.

The weather looks superb for the weekend with competition kicking off Friday night.

Good luck to all squad athletes competing over the weekend.

  • Lauren Wells
  • Melissa Breen
  • Ollie Wurm
  • Jesse Matthews
  • Noah Geleris
  • Nathan McNab
  • Jarred Parrello
  • Henry Hobson
  • Thomas Hobson
  • Reece Langdon
  • Nick McEwen
  • Rachael Carnegie
  • Kayla Sadler
  • Courtney Leary
  • Emma Teal

Great weekend for MBD squad with qualifiers and Gift victories


Melissa Breen and Lauren Wells have both shown exciting early season form with Commonwealth Games qualifiers and victories at the Albury Gift.

Melissa ran a scintillating  11.32 on a wet track on Friday night in Canberra whilst Lauren ran a very impressive 56.95 season opening 400m Hurdles.

On Australia both girls competed at the Albury Gift carnival. Lauren took out victory in the 300m events with a barnstorming finish. Not to be out done Melissa also took home a sash with victory in the Women’s 120m Gift.

In what could be a first Melissa’s victory was from a mark of -0.5m meaning she actually ran more than 120m but was still able to chase down and cross the line first.

Another winner for the squad over the weekend was new member Laura  Jane (LJ) Hilditch. LJ exploded out of the blocks and couldn’t be run down in the 70m at the Wangaratta Gift carnival held on the 25th January.

In other great squad results the following squad athletes did us proud running in a final at either Wangaratta or Albury Gift.

  • Brendan Matthews – Wangaratta 120m Gift (3rd)
  • Thomas Hobson – Wangaratta 800m and Albury 400m
  • Shaun Hargreaves – Wangaratta 400m
  • Emma Zalcman – Wangaratta Women’s 400m
  • Rachael Carnegie – Wangaratta Women’s 400m
  • Reece Langdon – Wangaratta Under 20 400m
  • Jarred Parrello – Albury 70m Backmarkers
  • Sam Pomroy – Albury 70m Frontmarkers and Women’s Gift
  • Nathan McNab – Albury 70m Frontmarkers
  • LJ Hilditch – Albury Women’s 120m
  • Kevin Matthews – Albury 120m Vets
  • Vicki Matthews – Wangaratta 300m Vets

Congratulations to all.

Albury Video footage