State relay glory for Sale team

FOR the first time in 15 years, the Sale Little Athletics Centre won medals at the state relay championships.

The team of Hannah Abdalla, Finn Staple, Jayde Parsons and Angus Wales won gold in the under 10 mixed 4×200 metre relay.

The team had broken the Gippsland 4x200m relay record, qualifying fastest for this event in the state finals. It followed this up with a convincing win, taking a four seconds off their previous record.

The same team also won a bronze medal in the 4x100m relay in another personal best time.

Sale sent six teams to the event in Melbourne after qualifying through the Gippsland championships in November.

Maddison Roscoe, Emily McGovern, Hannah Abdalla and Jayde Parsons finished fourth in the under 10 girls’ medley relay.

In the under nine girls’ 4x100m relay, Acacia Sutton, Milla Boyle, Chloe Rees and Shae-Lee Evans came fifth.

Lily Stephenson, Riley Macreadie, Kyan Ropeti and Georgia Finch came sixth in the under 14 mixed 4x200m relay.