Wellington wins in Geelong

WELLINGTON Athletic Club’s team of 20 athletes returned from the Victorian Country Championships in Geelong with a swag of medals.

Nick Macreadie, in his first competitive outing in athletics since high school, had a successful weekend.

In the men’s 40 and over 800 metres, Macreadie he took the Victorian Country title with a run of 2.14.96 minutes. He was also a finalist in the 100m, 200m, 400m.

Erika Allen won the under 16 girls’ 2000m steeplechase title in 7:59.84min.

Ben Lang took out the under 14 boys’ 400m, running a solid 1:03.4min, and also claimed bronze in the triple jump.

Rachel O’Brien also had a successful weekend, winning a silver medal in the under 18 girls’ 800m in a personal best of 2:21.34min, recording a national qualifying standard in the 400m hurdles, and claiming bronze medals in the 400m and high jump.

Zoe Quincey-Munro claimed silver in the under 18 girls’ javelin and discus, and bronze in the triple jump. Sister Ana was a silver medallist in the under 14 hammer and won bronze in the javelin.

Keisha Jackson (under 14 girls) and Georgia Finch (under 16 girls) were medallists in the discus and shot put, while George Lancaster ran two solid performances with bronze in the under 16 boys’ 1500m and 800m.

Other bronze medallists were Bianca Croucher (under 14 girls’ 800m), Cass Hallam (open women’s five kilometres), Grace O’Brien (under 14 girls’ 200m), Emily Finch (under 14 girls’ javelin) and under 18 4x100m relay team of Hailey Armstrong, Ella Clydesdale and Ellen and Rachel O’Brien.