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BARLOW PARK HOSTS A SENSATIONAL 2018 ALL SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sunday, 9 December 2018 | Rob Cumbrae-Stewart

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The 2018 All Schools Championships has been run and won in Cairns Queensland, with NSW taking team honours over Queensland and Victoria in third. South Australia won the Small State title.

Over 1000 under 18 children took part in the competition, which saw some sensational results in some pretty poor conditions.

For a replay of over 150 events At the All Shools Championships – please go to Aths TV. Along with Aths TV, there is also a plethora of content on the Athletics Australia Facebook page and Instagram page.

Competition began on Friday afternoon with some fantastic events, including seeing Elliott Housden win the U18 Boys Hammer Throw and Renee Hardy win the Under 16 Girls Hammer Throw.

But soon after those events and some other qualifying events, the rain came and it came hard! With some events having to be delayed, competition still continued on a number of events including the Girls Long Jump U18, taken out by Annie McGuire from Queensland.

The Friday night finished in torrential rain with the 5000m Girls and Boys U18 Walks, taken out by Caitlin Hannigan and Gwyllym Young respectively.

Ok conditions greeted participants on Saturday morning with Youth Olympic Games stars – Rochelle Vidler taking out the Girls Under 18 Hammer Throw and Elizabeth Moss winning the Girls Under 18 High Jump. 

 

Rain held off all day on the Saturday, which allowed for some brilliant results – including seeing both Sasha Zhoya win the 110m under 18 Boys Hurdles and Sophie White win the 100m Under 18 Girls Hurdles.

 

 

Saturday night closed out with the athletics community seeing Connor Murphy win the Boys Under 18 Triple Jump, his father and coach Andrew Murphy who is one of Australia’s best Triple Jumper representing Australia in multiple Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games.

 

There were a number of other incredible events that took place on the Saturday – to see the clips, visit Aths TV which will be the home of Athletics TV from now into the future.

The Friday night conditions (rain and wind) returned on Sunday but despite the horrid weather, some incredible results were witnessed.

These included seeing Youth Olympic Games hero Oscar Meirs continue on his path in High Jump and win the Boys Under 18 High Jump.

 

The crowds also got to see Edward Nketia from the ACT collect his second gold medal in the Boys Under 18 200m, after his terrific performance in the Boys Under 18 100m on Saturday.

 

 

Competition wrapped up with some brilliant relays from both the boys and the girls:

 

 

Despite the weather we have seen some more great performances at the 2018 All Schools Championships in Cairns at Barlow Park.

 
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