Huge medal haul for Geraldton competitors at Athletics West Country Championships in Kalgoorlie
Geraldton athletes brought home 21 gold medals as part of a 58-medal haul from this month’s Athletics West Country Championships in Kalgoorlie.
The club said 21 local competitors also won 23 silver and 14 bronze medals.
Among the highlights, Athletics West confirmed Geraldton competitor Nevaeh Hill set a State record in the under-16 girls 300m hurdles.
Nevaeh won six gold medals at the meet.
Geraldton captain Riley Heinrich led the under-15s 1500m and 800m events from start to finish, claiming gold in both.
He also won silver in the 300m hurdles.
Vice-captain Ella Batten won three golds, taking out the girls’ under-16s high jump, long jump and 800m events.
Taylah Dean claimed five medals in the competitive girls’ under-15 age division.
Lochie Hadley brought home three gold medals, winning the boys’ under-12 shot put, javelin and 1500m walk.
He also won a silver in discus.
Tahlia Singleton was first across the line for the girls’ under-15 1500m walk.
The youngest Geraldton athlete, Leah Bone, won gold in the girl’s under-nine 700m walk and bronze in high jump.
Sophie Batten won the open 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m events.
The senior girls’ 4x100m relay team came second against Bunbury by 0.01 second.
“I’m proud of all the athletes and the sportsmanship displayed over the three days of the event, as well as their incredible results,” Geraldton Athletics Centre president Phil Hadley said.
“Whether they medaled or not, it’s all about doing your best.”
Athletics West said 2018 Commonwealth Games Champion and two-time Australian Olympian Kurtis Marschall was a special guest at the event.
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