NSW easily clinched the points and medal tally on Day 3 of the Australian All Schools Championships, beating Queensland and Victoria
Point score – NSW 787p, Qld 737p, Vic 633p, SA 403p, WA 335, ACT 279p, Tas 273p, NT 51p
Medal tally – NSW 127 (51 gold, 40 silver, 36 bronze), Qld 106 (32-40-34), Vic 56 (16-19-21), WA 15 (7-3-5), Tas 10 (3-0-7), ACT 8 (2-3-3), SA 18 (1-8-9)
lanned to come back last week, but he saw it was a 200m,’’ his father Brett joked.
The open men’s 400m was a high quality event with the first 11 runners all breaking 50s.
Sutherland’s Kurt Mulchay (47.07) just got the better of Asics West’s Olympian Joel Milburn (47.13) in an entertaining race.
UTS Norths’ Dylan Dudley unleashed a brilliant finish to take the open 1500m in 3:53.14 from Bankstown’s Matthew Cox who backed up to take out the 5000m.
Former Australian champion Ben Baker (Asics Wests) threw 70.54m to win the open javelin while Illawong’s Shane Loveridge dominated the discus throwing 53.54m.
Mt Pritchard’s Christine Wearne and Illawong’s Abbie Taddeo were first and second in both the open women’s 60m and 100m. Wearne clocked an impressive 11.88 to take out the 100m.
Illawong’s Alicia Keir (55.38s) held off a fast finishing Georgia Wassall (55.58) to take out the open women’s 400m.
Sydney Uni’s Natalie Archer ran a three second pb to easily win the open 1500m in 4:34.47 while Michaela Quinn, 18, was impressive in winning the 5000m in 16:28.04.
Westfields’ Christie Chamberlain took out the open discus with a throw of 51.27m.
Ron Bendall and David Tarbotton for Athletics NSW
Image: Josh Clarke (courtesy of David Tarbotton)