Final time for Susie

Susie Douglas . . . 400m hurdles final

Susie Douglas qualified for Sunday’s women’s 400m hurdles final on Day 2 of the NSW Athletics Championships at SOPAC.

She finished third in her heat.

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Bronte, Monique progress

Monique Perry . . . semi final

Competing in the women’s 100m heats on Day 1 of the NSW Athletics Championships, Bronte Pickering and Monique Perry both qualified for Saturday night’s semi finals.

And Clinton McEwan ran a season’s best in the men’s 100m.

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Susie’s a classic

Coach Ron Bendall with Susie Douglas (right) and her training partner Nicolette Donofrio

Susie Douglas has been invited to contest the 400m hurdles at both the Canberra and Sydney Track Classics.

Susie is the reigning under 20 years NSW champion and under 18 years Australian champion.

Maria Cimino has been invited to contest the hammer throw at the Sydney event.

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Tremendous ten

Clinton McEwan . . . 100m and 200m

Ten Ron Bendall squad athletes will ontest the NSW Open and Under 23 years Athletics Championships on the weekend.

They are:

Monique Perry, women’s 100m and 200m;

Bronte Pickering, women’s 100m and 200m;

Clinton McEwan, men’s 100m and 200m;\

Riley Sloan, men’s 200m and 400m;

Susie Douglas, women’s 400m hurdles;

Maria Cimino, women’s hammer throw;

Nicolette Donofrio, women’s 100m hurdles;

Joey Dennis, men’s 200m;

James Hunt, men’s 400m hurdles;

And Janet Naylon, women’s long jump.

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Maria cracks another record

Maria Cimino . . . club record

Maria Cimino set a UTS Norths club record in the weight throw at Northern Zone competition at Rotary field on Saturday.

Maria won the 40+ years women’s age category, setting set a club record for women over 45 years. she also won the shot put and discus.

Competing in the women’s 50+ years age group, Janet Naylon won the triple jump and shot put and was second in the 60m.

Dave Turner won the men’s 40+ years 60m and 200m.

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Maya bags bronze

Maya Piras . . . bronze medal

Maya Piras bagged a bronze medal in the under 20 years 100m hurdles on day 3 of the Country Championships at Mingara.

She also finished fourth in the 200m and sixth in the 100m.

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Final curtain in Adelaide

Matthew Hunt on the winner’s podium after winning his 200m hurdles

The Hunt brothers followed up their success in the hurdles on Friday by both qualifying for their 400m finals onDay 2 of the South Australian Championships in Adelaide.

James Hunt finished fourth in his heat to go through to the under 20 yars men’s final while Matthew Hunt had the luxury of a straight out final in the under 16 boys race.

In the finals, Matthew finished sixth and James eighth.

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James is off to nationals

James Hunt on the winner’s dais at Adelaide

James Hunt is off to the national championships in Sydney in April after winning the South Australian under 20 years men’s 400m hurdles title in Adelaide on Friday evening.

James took the gold medal in national qualifying time making him eligible to join his younger brother Matthew Hunt at the nationals.

Earlier in the evening Matthew took out the under 16 years boys 200m hurdles championship.

Other Ron Bendall squad athletes to have qualified for nationals include: Susie Douglas (open women’s 400m hurdles), Bronte Pickering (open women’s 100m and 200m), Maria Cimino (open women’s hammer throw), Nicolette Donofrio (under 20 years women’s 100m hurdles, 100m and 200m), Maya Piras (under 20 years 100m hurdles) and Jessie Wong (under 18 years 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles).

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Dave fastest on the day

Dave Turner and coach Ron Bendall

Dave Turner ran the fastest 100m of the day when he took out the 40+ years men’s event at Northern Zone competition at Rotary Field on Saturday.

Janet Naylon won the women’s 50+ years long jump and was third in the shot put and javelin.

And Maria Cimino won the 40+ years shot put, javelin and hammer throw

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Maya to show she’s no bush bunny

Maya Piras with coach Ron Bendall

Maya Piras will contest the under 20 years women’s 100m hurdles at the NSW Country athletics championships a Mingara on the weekend.

The Dubbo athlete, who does her hurdles training with the Ron Bendall squad, will also cntest the 100m and 200m.

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