Jasmin Guthrie . . . three records
Jasmin Guthrie broke three records at the Metropolitan North West Zone Championships on Friday.
She won the 16 yearsm 100m, 200m and 400m in record times to progresss to the regional championships.
Her sister Isabella Guthrie also progressed to the regional championships by placing in the 400m.
Alanna Fisher . . . gold medal
Alanna Fisher won a team gold medal at the Combined Catholic Colleges Cross Country Championships at Eastern Creek on Friday.
The Ron Bendall squad athlete was a member of the Catholic Girls’ Secondary Schools Sports Association’s team which finished first in the 18 years 6km race.
The team medal is decided by the places of each team’s top five finishers.
Alanna finished 11th overall and was third home of the CGSSSA runners.
Charlotte Collins from the Ron Bendall coached Loreto Kirribilli squad won the 17 years CCC championship. Her team also won the gold medal in that age category.
Abby Lander at Eastern Creek on Thursday
Abby Lander has qualified for the NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships to be held at Eastern Creek next month.
The Ron Bendall squad athlete qualified by finishing eighth in the 17 years 4km event at the Combined Independent Schools Championships held at the same venue on Thursday.
Ryan Dowling . . . assistant TTP coach
Ryan Dowling has been appointed Athletics NSW’s assistant sprints coach for its Target Talent Program.
TTP is Athletics NSW’s junior high performance program, established to act as an early talent identification scheme, encouraging the best young athletes in the State by inviting them to participate in development opportunities to achieve their potential and go on to represent Australia at youth, junior and senior levels.
Ryan joins Ron Bendall who is the program’s senior sprints coach.
Susie Douglas has been added to the TTP hurdles program, taking the number of Ron Bendall squad athletes in TTP to four.
Nicolette Donofrio and Isabella Guthrie are also in the hurdles program while Jasmin Guthrie is in the sprints program.
Monique Perry and Ashley McMahon . . . wedding bells
Ron Bendall squad members Monique Perry and Ashley McMahon plan to marry later this month.
The two international class masters sprinters will tie the knot in Manly in November.
Xin Min Tan (3rd from left) . . . two gold
Xin Min Tan came home from the North Shore Zone Championships laden with medals.
Running in wet and cold conditions at Narrabeen on Friday, she won the 13 years 100m and 200m.
She was also second in the 12-14 years 400m, 13 years 4x100m relay and 16 years 4x100m relay, making it two gold and three silvers for the day.
Jason Ho . . . three PBs
Jason Ho broke the 24 second barrier for 200m for the first time at the Metroploitan North Zone Athletics Championships at Narrabeen.
It was one of three personal best performance by Jason at the championships, also notching up PBs in the 100m and long jump.
He finished the day with gold medals in the long and triple jumps and the 4x100m relay and silver medals in the 100m and 200m..
Susie Douglas with the Development Award
Susie Douglas, Alice Bohdan and Steph Markos were all winners at the UTS Northern Suburbs annual presentation dinner.
Susie received the Wayne Lever Development Award for young female athletes following a stellar season in which she won the Australian All Schools U18 years 400m hurdles and was third in the u20 400m hurdles at the national championships.
Alice and Steph both won Treloar Shield point score trophies.
Alice was the top scorer for the club in the 40+ years women’s age group and Steph topped the poll in the 50+ years age category.
Nicolette Donofrio (back row, fifth from left) with her squad mates at the UTS Norths annual presentation dinner
Three Ron Bendall athletes have been included in Athletics NSW’s Target Talent Program.
Nicolette Donofrio and Isabella Guthrie have been included in the hurdles program while Jasmin Guthrie is in the sprints program.
TTP is Athletics Nsw’s junior high performance program, established to act as an early talent identification scheme, encouraging the best young athletes in the State by inviting them to participate in development opportunities to achieve their potential and go on to represent Australia at youth, junior and senior levels.
Maya Piras storms to victory at the Dubbo College carnival
Maya Piras broke a 40-year-old record when she took out the 400m at the Dubbo College athletics carnival.
Maya, who does her hurdles training with the Ron Bendall squad, dominated the carnival, setting two records and four personal best times.
She was the school 17 yars girls champion and took on the older girls and beat them in the Dash for Cash, a 100m sprint for the fastest girls in the school.