Gold medals for young-guns

Yarra Ranges athlete Georgia Laven took out gold.

By Jamie Strudley

Lakeside Stadium was awash with secondary school athletes last weekend for the Victorian All Schools Track and Field Championships.
Yarra Ranges Athletics had 22 athletes compete over the three days.
Georgia Laven (800m and 1500m) and Tayleb Willis (200m hurdles) were gold medal winners in their respective events.
Other medals were won by Lily Peacock (800m), Sam Norton (1500m), Zane Wheeler (high jump), Tayleb Willis (100 hurdle), Harry Norman (800m) and Mitch Mullens (800m).
Results from the three days of competition:
Madeline Laven Girls 14 1500 6th 4.58.15, Mia Strudley Girls 14 1500 13th 5.13.20, Mia Strudley Girls 15 2000 Steeple 7th 7.59.69, Georgia Laven Girls 16 1500 1st 4.43.89, Zoe Sibley Girls 16 1500 12th 5.18.13, Lily Peacock Girls 17 800 2nd 2.19.49, Angus Norman Boys 14 800 2.29.17, Zac Clarke Boys 14 1500 19th 4.59.10, Zac Clarke Boys 14 Javelin 9th 25.03m, Hayden Rooke Boys 15 400 10th 57.45, Sam Norton Boys 15 1500 3rd 4.21.69, Tayleb Willis Boys 15 200 Hurdle 1st 28.35, Hayden Rooke Boys 15 2000 Steeple 6th 7.21.97, Tayleb Willis Boys 15 Triple Jump 4th 12.18m, Camden Hewitson Boys 16 400 18th 60.85, Harrison Van Duuren Boys 16 2000 Steeple 4th 6.27.61, Brayden Woolridge Boys 16 Javelin 9th 37.62m, Zane Wheeler Boys 17 High Jump 2nd 1.87m, Tayleb Willis Boys 15 100 Hurdle 2nd 14.46, Ashlinn Walker Girls18 Discus 5th 25.01m, Ruby Dixon Girls 16 3000 4th 10.40.52, Tayleb Willis Boys 15 Long Jump 8th 5.65m, Olivia De Vincentis Girls 15 800 8th 2.29.02, Georgia Laven Girls 16 800 1st 2.13.19, Harry Norman Boys 17 800 3rd 2.00.77, Mitch Mullens Boys 20 800 2nd 2.08.42.
The Little Athletics athletes took part in a new competition format on Friday night.
Competing as clubs, rather than age groups, changed the focus of all athletes, making for a fun and very inclusive evening of athletics.
Next week the club returns to normal Saturday morning athletics; see you there at 8.30am, bring a friend if you want!
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