Three of Meriden’s star athletes will be competing at the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships next week.
Head Coach, Mrs Nicole Boegman-Stewart, who will also be on a Coaches Panel at the Championships, said Nakeisha Brimble, Year 9, Amelie Sun, Year 10 and Isabellah Walker, Year 12, have been working hard in preparation for the competition.
“The girls have been training consistently throughout the season, which has afforded them fantastic results in the meets leading up to the national event,” Mrs Boegman-Stewart said.
“It’s a great opportunity for these girls to compete against the nation’s best in front of a home crowd and I am sure they will do their best to make themselves and Meriden proud.”
Nakeisha Brimble is currently ranked fifth in the Triple Jump and ninth in the Long Jump events nationally and will compete in the Under 16s age group next week. She placed second in both events at the NSW Junior State Championships in February, in addition to picking up a silver medal in the Triple Jump event at Little Athletics NSW State Track and Field Championships.
Amelie Sun will compete in the Under 16s 1500 metre and 3000 metre races, in addition to the Open 1500 metre event. Amelie is ranked ninth in Australia for the 1500 metres in her age group and has run personal best times in her last two races, dropping almost seven seconds in her most recent run.
Isabellah Walker is ranked seventh in her age group and will compete in the Under 18s 100 metre race. She ran her personal best time at the NSW Junior State Championships in February and picked up five medals at the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships.
Mr Adam Raw, Director of Sport, said Meriden is fully supportive of its athletics representatives.
“We wish Nakeisha, Amelie and Isabellah all the very best at the national Championships,” Mr Raw said.
“Their dedication, enthusiasm and humility on and off the track have already made them successful and we look forward to hearing their results next week.”