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.
Jasmin Guthrie . . . champion of champions
Jasmin Guthrie is Asquith Girls’ High School’s athletics champion of champions.
As well as winning the premier sprint race at the the carnival, Jasmin also took out the 100m, 200m and 400m in her age group.
Ashley McMahon and coach Ron Bendall
Eight members of the Ron Bendall squad have been nominated for awards for tonight’s UTS Northern Suburbs annual end-of-season celebration.
Nicolette Donofrio has been nominated for two awards, the u18 female athlete of the year, and as a member of the open women’s 4x100m relay team in the team of the year category.
Monique Perry, Alice Bohdan and Maria Cimino have all be nominated for the female masters athlete of the year award.
other nominations are: Susie Douglas u20 female athlete of the year; Ashley McMahon, male masters athlete of the year; Ryan Dowling, club person of the year; and Ron Bendall, coach of the year.
Jason Ho . . . four gold medals
Jason Ho was the dominant sprinter at Manly High School’s athletics carnival at Narrabeen.
Jason won the 100m, 200m, long jump and 4x100m relay to take his tally of gold medals to four.
Ryan Dowling accepts his Newcomer of the Year Award
Ryan Dowling, Maria Cimino, Ashley McMahon and Monique Perry all won awards at the NSW Masters Association’s annual presentation lunch on Sunday.
Maria won the Spirit of Masters Award and Ryan won the Newcomer of the Year Award.
Ryan and Ashley were members’ of the Men’s Team of the Year which won the 4x400m at the National Masters Championship, smashing the NSW record while Monique was a member of the Women’s Team of the Year which won the 4x100m at the Australian titles.
Hill climb. . . Susie Douglas
Susie Douglas has been invited to contest the Queen of the Hill race at tomorrow’s Balmoral Burn.
The Queen of the Hill field is made up of some of NSW’s elite women runners and will be over 420m up the steep Awaba St hill in Balmoral.
The Balmoral Burn is a major fund raiser for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation which buys hospital equipment for women’s and children’s wards in hospitals around Australia, in East Timor and Indonesia.