2019-04-14 Australian Championships

DAC Newsletter Australian Championships edition        

Twenty four DAC athletes contested the Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney last week and our athletes performed extremely well with four gold, one silver and five bronze medals won and one club record being broken.

Standout performances came from:

–        Connor Gist completed her comeback from Achilles injuries which threatened to derail her season, finishing fifth in the final of the super competitive Open 800m competition

–        Para athlete Anthony Jordan won medals in all three of his events in his debut at the national championships while fellow Para athlete Abbey Gartlan continued her medal winning from in the Para Discus competition

–        Owen Rice showed remarkable consistency in all three of his throwing events winning Bronze in Under 16 Shot Put and placing fourth in Under 16 Discus and Hammer Throw

–        In her second appearance at the Championships, Under 16 horizontal jumper Petra Edwards showed she has a bright future winning bronze in the Triple Jump and finishing 5th in Long Jump

–        And Declan Carman had another standout performance winning gold in the Discus Throw and Shot Put, the latter performance breaking James Joycey’s two year old club record

We would like to congratulate Abbey Caldwell (Under 20 1500m) and Stephanie Ratcliffe (Under 20 Hammer Throw) who have been selected in the Australian team for the Oceania Athletics Championships to be held in Townsville from the 25th – 28th of June. Both athletes have demonstrated great dedication to their training and performed consistently well throughout the summer and as a club we wish them both all the best with their preparation and for the competition.

Upcoming event: DAC Presentation Night & AGM

We look forward to seeing as many members as possible at our Presentation Night & AGM on Friday 17th of May at the DAC pavilion (6:45pm arrival for a 7pm start). The night will be an opportunity for the club to recognise our athletes, officials, coaches, volunteers and life members and will feature two Olympic level guest speakers who will talk about what it takes to compete at the highest level.
Please save the date and come along for what promises to be a fantastic night for the club.


Men’s Open

400 metres: Conrad Coumaros 47.94 (13th)

400 metres: Liam Procaccino 48.16 (14th)

400 metres: Daniel Minz 48.41 (16th, Personal Best)

400 metre Hurdles: Stephanie Larkin 62.95 (13th)

400 metre hurdles: Wesley Spargo 54.56 (15th)

4 x 400 relay: Conrad Coumaros, Liam Procaccino 3:10.46 (Silver)

Men’s Under 20

3000 metres Steeplechase: Haimish Lazaro 10:26.16 (13th)

Discus Throw: Declan Carman 55.22m (Gold)

Shot Put: Declan Carman 17.81m (Gold, Club Record)

Men’s Under 18

800 metres: Ethan Sinn 2:00.37 (15th)

Men’s Under 17

Pole Vault: Lachlan Parrott 3.40m (10th)

Men’s Under 16

1500 metres: Luke Sinn 4:33.82 (18th)

Discus Throw: Owen Rice 52.75m (4th)

Shot Put: Owen Rice 16.39m (Bronze)

Hammer Throw: Owen Rice 47.89m (4th)

Men’s Under 15

800 metres: Ben Purser 2:18.64 (21st)

3000 metres steeplechase: Ben Purser 7:14.10 (11th)

3000 metres walk: Liam McLennan 16:46.10 (4th)

Triple Jump: Noah Sewak 11.79m (5th)

Men’s Under 14

400 metres: Lachlan Marasco 60.20 (12th)

800 metres: Lachlan Marasco 2:20.80 (21st), Ashton Sinn 2:26.92 (22nd)

Men’s Para

100 metres: Anthony Jordan 13.21 (Bronze)

200 metres: Anthony Jordan 26.43 (Bronze, Personal Best)

Long Jump: Anthony Jordan 4.49m (Gold)

Women’s Open

800 metres: Connor Gist 2:06.05 (5th)

1500 metres: Abbey Caldwell 4:33.55 (18th)

Pole Vault: Alana Green NH

Hammer Throw: Stephanie Ratcliffe 56.54m (Bronze)

Women’s Under 20

800 metres: Melissa Niewoudt 2:17.77 (13th)

Hammer Throw: Stephanie Ratcliffe 58.50m (Gold)

Women’s Under 17

3000 metres: Hannah Williams 11:27.07 (19th)

100 metres hurdles: Alessia Wynne 14.61 (5th)

Long Jump: Alessia Wynne 5.57m (4th)

Women’s Under 16

Long Jump: Petra Edwards 5.16m (6th)

Triple Jump: Petra Edwards 11.56m (Bronze)

Women’s Under 15

100 metres: Sisley Rosano 12.88 (11th)

Women’s Para

Discus Throw: Abbey Gartlan 22.86m (Bronze)

Shot Put: Abbey Gartlan 7.69m (5th)

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