Silver and bronze at Oceania GamesDoug Conway
Two Trinity athletes won medals at the highly rated Oceania Games in Queensland as the sport began returning to normality after two pandemic-hit years.
Year 12 thrower Jack Greaves won silver in the under 20 javelin with 60.64 metres despite a troubled preparation in which he suffered a bout of COVID and recovered from an elbow injury, while Year 11 shot putter Ben Stevens won bronze in the under 18 section with a throw of 17.20 metres.
The Trinity Athletics Club also fielded a team of 10 boys and seven girls in the event’s inaugural under 16 teams competition, finishing a creditable seventh.
The biennial Oceania Games in Mackay, delayed for a year by COVID, featured over 1,000 athletes, many competing for prized points that can help them qualify for Olympics and world championships.
“It was wonderful to do something we haven’t been able to do for two years – go away as a team,” said Liz Murphy, Trinity’s CAS Track and Field Manager.
“This group has missed out on so much.
“We had a number of PBs (personal bests) in the throws and jumps, and good relays, so it was a really good performance from a small club in the teams competition.”
U16 Teams Challenge Results
Jozef Cluff (8Ar) 12th 400m – 61.25s, 6th Hammer Throw – 19.65m, 3rd Shot Put – 13.91m, 2nd Javelin – 44.35m.
Andrew Hoskinson (9He) 13th 100m – 12.47s, 11th 200m – 25.23s, 7th 400m – 56.30m.
Leon Livingstone (9We) 11th 100m – 12.09s, 8th 200m – 24.53s, 13th Shot Put – 10.41m.
Josh Lubke (8Ta) 9th 1500m – 4.41.71s, 9th 3000m – 10.26.58s, 7th 2000m Steeplechase – 7.15.39s.
Louis Lusty (9Sc) 11th 100m Hurdles – 20.72s, 18th Long Jump – 4.25m, 8th High Jump – 1.55m.
Mason McGroder (8WH) 9th 100m Hurdles – 16.55s, 3rd 300m Hurdles – 42.21m, 3rd Triple Jump – 13.01m, 4th Long Jump – 6.06m.
Kody Murphy (8Ta) 19th Long Jump – 4.24m, 13th Triple Jump – 9.33m, 10th High Jump – 1.50m.
Josh O’Connell (9Ar) 10th 400m – 57.29s, 2nd 800m – 2.05.62s, 2nd 1500m – 4.17.10s.
Cody Ramanauskas (8Ke) 10th Shot Put – 12.53m, 6th Javelin – 31.57m, 6th Discus – 44.30m.
Angus Royal (9Ar) 9th 2000m Steeple – 7.31.91s, 10th 1500m – 4.48.17s, 6th Medley Relay – 2.18.10s, 5th 4 x 100m – 50.36s.