Whilst our masters of IBS battled it out at the Oceania Masters Championships, in hot, sunny conditions in McKay Queensland, our student athletes took on the best athletes for their age in the recent Combined High Schools Carnival. Held in blustery, windy conditions at Homebush, the student athletes have commenced the summer season with a bang and are now setting themselves up for a fabulous summer of track and field.
The Combined High Schools is a great indication of form, as many will then head to the NSW All Schools later in September when they take on student athletes from all Secondary Schools, private, government and independent schools, bringing together the best junior athletes in the State. Our IBS members have been superb, and although we do not have all results due to our membership opening this Sunday, we can report that the Adams’ girls, Grace and Ashlyn, had a super week with Ashlyn winning her 90m hurdles in a PB, and Grace second in her hurdles.
Javelin thrower Charlotte Smith continued her improvement and took out a great 3rd placing in the javelin, whilst Jonti Faulkner ran the race of his life to take out the silver medal in the 17yrs 400m. Faulkner ran a personal best time of 50.1, with sub-50secs well within this talented young athlete. A dropped baton cost the talented Dapto High men’s relay team, and after finishing 2nd last year, were looking forward to the gold this year.
Emma Matthews must be one of the unluckiest athletes by narrowing missing a medal when she finished a close 4th in both her 100m and 200m, in one of the most talented groups of the carnival. We do know there are more fabulous results coming from athletes who intend to join Blue Stars this season and we take this opportunity of congratulating you all and look forward to you taking part for IBS for the summer season 2019/2020.