Clinton skins ém alive

Clinton McEwan (fourth from left) . . . skins winner

Clinton McEwan won the men’s 60m skins competition at the Grass Games at Rotary field on Saturday.

Athletes competed in four races over 60m with one minute’s rest in between. The last two athletes in each of the first three races were eliminated. First past the post in the fourth and final race was the winner.

Earlier in the day Clinton won his heat of the open men’s 60m event and finished second in the final. he was also second in the men’s shot put.

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Home James and don’t spare the horses

James Hunt . . . in good form

James Hunt demonstrated he was in good form leading into this week’s national championships with two impressive performances at Illawong on Easter Saturday.

James won his heat of the open men’s 100m and was third in his heat of the 200m. James’ brother Matthew Hunt also won his heat of the 100m. Both boys ran personal best times in the 100m.

Susie Douglas was third in her heat of the open women’s 200m while Bronte Pickering ran the second fastest time of her career in the open women’s 100m.

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In good form

Coach Ron Bendall with Nicolette Donofrio and Susie Douglas

Susie Douglas, Nicolette Donofrio and Bronte Pickering all had good hit outs at Bankstown on Saturday evening in the lead-up to next month’s national championships.

Nicolette was second in the open women’s 100m hurdles, Susie was second in her heat of the open women’s 400m and Bronte was third in her heat of the open women’s 100m.

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Eight is great

Maya Piras . . . under 20 years women’s 100m hurdles

Eight Ron Bendall squad athletes will contest next month’s National Championships at SOPAC.

They are:

Nicolette Donofrio, under 20 years women’s and open women’s 100m hurdles;

Susie Douglas, open women’s 400m hurdles;

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

Maya Piras, under 20 years women’s 100m hurdles;

Jessie Wong, under 18 years girls 100m hurdl;es and 400m hurdles;

James Hunt, under 20 men’s 400m hurdles;

Mathew Hunt, under 16 years boys 200m hurdles;

Maria Cimino, open women’s hammer throw.

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Medals, PBs and finals

James and Matthew Hunt

At the NSW Athletics Championships, Ron Bendall squad athletes won two gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal.

They made 10 finals, two semi finals, one B final, and ran six personal best times.

Medalists were:

Gold: Nicolette Donofrio, under 20 years women’s 100m hurdles; Susie Douglas, under 23 years women’s 400m hurdles.

Silver: James Hunt, under 20 years men’s 400m hurdles.

Bronze: Jessie Wong, under 18 years girls 400m hurdles.

Other finalists were:

Matthew Hunt, fourth under 16 years boys 200m hurdles; Jessie Wong, fourth under 18 years 100m hurdles; Nicolette Donofrio, fourth open women’s 100m hurdles and under 20 years women’s 200m (withdrew); Maya Piras, seventh under 20 years women’s 100m hurdles; and James Hunt, seventh open men’s 400m hurdles.

Bronte Pickering made the B final of the open women’s 200m and she and Monique Perry made the semi finals of the open women’s 100m.

Athletes who ran personal best times were: Nicolette Donofrio (2), heat and final of the under 20 years women’s 100m hurdles; Maya Piras (2), heat and final of the under 20 years women’s 100m hurdles; Joey Dennis, under 20 years men’s 200m; and Bronte Pickering open women’s 200m.

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Silver and bronze on final day

James Hunt . . . silver medal

Ron Bendall squad athletes won silver and bronze medals on the final day of competition at the NSW Junior Athletics Championships at SOPAC.

James Hunt took home the silver medal in the under 20 yars men’s 400m hurdles while Jessie Wong grabbed bronze in the under 18 girls 400m hurdles.

Nicolette Donofrio finished third in her heat of the under 20 women’s 200m and overall was third fastest qualuifier for the final which she missed because of a tight hamstring..

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Slick Nic gives ém the flick

Nicolette Donofrio . . . solid gold

Nicolette Donofrio dominated her opposition to convincingly women the under 20 years women’s 100m hurdles on Day 1 of the NSW Junior Athletics Championships at SOPAC.

Nicolette ran a personal best time in winning her heat to qualify for the final and then ran a second PB in a devastating display in the final.

Her training partner Maya Piras also ran a personal best to qualify for the final and significantly improved her PB in the final.

Jessie Wong was the closest of fourths in the uinder 18 girls 100m hurdles, missing the bronze medal by 0.03 of a second.

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Six of the best

Jessie Wong . . . 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles

Six Ron Bendall squad athletes will contest this weekend’s NSW junior athletics championships at SOPAC.

They are:

Nicolette Donofrio, under 20 years women’s 100m hurdles and 200m;

Maya Piras, under 20 years women’s 100m hurdles;

Jessie Wong, under 18 years girls 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles;

Joey Dennis, under 20 years men’s 400m and 200m;

James Hunt, under 20 years men’s 400m hurdles;

And Matthew Hunt, under 16 years 200m hurdles.

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A golden glow

Nicolette Donofrio . . . fourth

Susie Douglas won the under 23 yars women’s 400m hurdles on Day 3 of the NSW Athletics Championships at SOPAC.

Nicolette Donofrio was fourth in the open women’s 100m hurdles while Bronte Pickering finished third in the open women’s 200m B final after running a personal best time in her heat to qualify.

Joey Dennis ran a personal best time in the open men’s 200m while Clinton McEwan ran a season’s best in his 200m heat.

James Hunt finished seventh in the final of the men’s 400m hurdles.

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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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