NEWCASTLE’S best junior female track and field athletes were again among the star performers at the NSW Relay Championships at Blacktown International SportsPark on the weekend.
Macquarie Hunter Athletics Club coach Hans Tiller, as he has done for many years, recruited some of the region’s best junior athletes to form Newcastle teams for the titles. This year they came away with six gold medals.
Newcastle’s under-18 shot put team of Morgan and Kheilani Haimau-Ikihele, Bella Ferfuglia and Stephanie Scigala won. Morgan Haimau-Ikihele, Ferfuglia, Scigala and Imogen Petrie claimed the under-18 discus. The under-18 long jump team of Abbey Bowditch, Tahla Pont, Georgia Bragg and Lily Cairns took gold. Also winners were the under-14 shot put line-up of Petrie, Ashlyn Blackstock, Abbey Leyshon and Grace Baker.
Montana Monk, Eleanor Barrett, Lacey Quigley and Sarah Pickering took out the under-14 4x1500m, while Georgia and Mia Munro, Grace Hewitt and Leyshon won that age division’s 4x200m.
Jasper Bagwell-Henderson, Kaitlyn Klein, Monk and Pickering secured silver in the under-16 4x400m. Georgia Munro, Leyshon, Casey Archard and Hewitt were second in under-14 long jump. Georgia and Mia Munro, Milly Stephenson and Leyshon were runners-up in the under-14 4x100m. Wallsend RSL were third.
Pickering, Emma Cotton, Monk and Quigley claimed silver in the under-14 4x800m.
Petrie, Monk, Baker and Blackstock were third in the under-14 discus.