Victory at the Nationals

In the recent school holiday break, Rhema Adelaja , Kurt Michael and Sebastian Miani travelled to Adelaide to represent NSW in the Australian Junior Athletics Championships. This week-long championship hosted the best-of-the-best junior athletes from across Australia. 

Over the past two years, Rhema, Kurt and Sebastian have participated in the SGCS Elite Athlete Program under the guidance of Mr Cocking, Athletic Development Coach. 

A huge congratulations to Rhema, the worthy recipient of two Gold medals and one Silver medal at the championships. She was the fastest 15 year old female in Australia in the 100m sprint, second fastest in Australia in the 200m sprint, and a member of the winning 100m Relay Team. We are so proud of you, Rhema, and excited about your future in Athletics!

Outstanding results were also achieved by Sebastian and Kurt attaining an incredible top five and top ten in the country respectively in their events. 

Rhema competed in:

Girls U16 4x100m Relay (racing up an age group)
Team NSW
The girls won the Gold medal – 1st in Australia with a total time of 46.71s

Girls U15 200m event 
Placed 2nd in Australia – taking home a Silver medal
Ran 25.47s

Girls U15 100m event 
Placed 1st in Australia – taking home a Gold medal
Ran 11.96s
Beat 2nd place by 1/1000th of a second (millisecond)

Kurt competed in:

Boys U18 High Jump event
Tied 7th in Australia (Top 10 in the country)
Cleared 1.85m 

Sebastian competed in:

Boys U18 400m event
Placed 5th in Australia (Top 5 in the country)
Ran 49.37s