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Record-breaking results at state Athletics Championships

Ada Rand, Year 11

Meriden’s star athletes have produced record-breaking results at the NSW Athletics All Schools Championships, with the girls picking up five gold, two silver and four bronze medals.

Twenty Meriden students, led by Coach Nicole Boegman-Stewart, demonstrated their skills on the track and field at the four-day competition, with every athlete showing up for the team and giving her best.

Several standout performances were achieved, including Ada Rand, Year 11, who set a new meet record and improved her personal best time in the 17 Years 1500-metre event by over three seconds, and Alexandra Richards, Year 11, who set a new meet record and attained a personal best time in the 17 Years 100-metre Hurdles.

Year 11 student, Karina Bell, shone on the field, picking up gold and silver medals in the 17 Years Javelin and Discus throw events and placing fourth in Shot Put.

Bronte Locane, Year 8, achieved gold in the 14 Years 200-metre event after setting a personal best time of 24.9 seconds and bronze in the 100-metre Hurdles.

Ivy Askew, Year 9, marked her Championship debut by bringing home a bronze medal in the 14 Years High Jump after jumping a personal best height of 1.60 metres.

Other impressive performances included Ellen Murphy, Year 11, who picked up a silver medal in the 16 Years 400-metre Hurdles and bronze in the 100-metre Hurdles, and Audrey Sutton, Year 10, who achieved bronze in the 15 Years Long Jump and finished in fourth place in the Triple Jump with a personal best performance.

The girls’ sweeping wins come off the back of outstanding results in athletics, with the Meriden squad picking up twelve gold, three silver and three bronze medals at the recent CIS Athletics Championships.

Meriden wishes Ada, Alexandra, Bronte, Ellen and Karina the very best as they prepare to represent New South Wales and their School at the Australian All School Championships in December.

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