Medal haul at country titles

THIRTEEN Wellington Athletic Club members and their families travelled to Geelong on the Australia Day long weekend to compete in the Victorian Country Track and Field Championships.

In the open events, Cass Hallam claimed the 1500 metre crown and Rachel O’Brien took home silver in the 800m.

Under 18 competitor Ben Lang won his 400m event with a time of 51.53 seconds, and came third in the 800m with a personal best time of 1:59.63 minutes.

The under 16 track events were successful for the Wellington athletes, resulting in multiple gold and silver medals being awarded. Debbie Husodo placed first in the 3000m and second in the 1500m, Bianca Croucher placed first in the 1500m and 800m, while Antje Kempff came second in the 800m and third in the 400m.

Tillie Buhagier took home gold in the under 14 3000m, her first Victorian title.

Competing in a smaller field of athletes, Janella Archer won gold in the under 14 1500m walk and 80m hurdles, silver in shot put, and bronze in the discus and javelin.

Personal best times were also achieved by Jett Schofield (800m) and Finn Staple (400m).