Meriden’s champion athletes have dominated the IGSA Sport Track and Field Carnival to place second overall – the best ever result in the School’s history. The team won an outstanding sixteen gold, seven silver and eleven bronze medals. After placing twelfth in 2018 and fifth in 2019, Meriden has established itself as one of the best IGSA schools for athletics.
Ada Rand, Year 11, was named the overall Senior Champion of the carnival after bringing home three gold medals, while Karina Bell, who is also in Year 11, finished in a close second place after picking up two gold, one silver and a bronze medal.
Meriden’s Junior Relay Team, consisting of Olivia Achike, Rekha Levine, Bronte Locane and Emmanuella Omage, set a new record for the 4 x 100-metre event.
Alexandra Richards, Year 11, set a new record for the 18 Years 100-metre Hurdles, despite competing in an age group above her own.
Standout performances were also delivered by Audrey Sutton, Bronte Locane, Caitlin Yeoh, Olivia Achike and Rekha Levine, who all won individual events at the carnival.
To top off the exceptional results, twenty-two personal best performances were achieved by members of the team, with Meriden finishing in first place in the Junior Division, second place in the Senior Division and third place in the Intermediate Division.
Athletics Head Coach, Mrs Nicole Boegman-Stewart, said she is incredibly proud of every athlete in the team.
“Our girls have shown that consistency and hard work pays off. Despite the uncertainty surrounding competitions over the last two years, the girls remained committed to utilising their time well and giving their best at each training session,” said Mrs Nicole Boegman-Stewart.
“These record-breaking results are testament to our strong team atmosphere and the enthusiasm, athletic ability and sportsmanship demonstrated by the girls.”
The School congratulates all Meriden girls who competed in the carnival and we look forward to seeing them continue to thrive on the track and field.
Best wishes to our eighteen athletes who were selected for the IGSA Team and are preparing for the NSW CIS Athletics Championships, which will be held in September.