Middle School Sports News

5th May 2017

National Junior Athletics Championships

Over the recent holidays two of our Year 9 boys travelled to Sydney to compete in the National Junior Athletics Championships. Corey Dickson competed in the 3000m Walk and Paul Haasbroek in the Heptathlon and Long Jump. Corey competed wonderfully, managing to finish fourth in his event, only to be disqualified at the end of the race due to raised heels. This was disappointing for Corey but we’re sure he will be as determined as ever to amend this at his next event.

Paul competed in two events finishing 11th in the Long Jump with a jump of 5.86m. In the Heptathlon which includes 1500m, Long Jump, 100m Hurdles, Shot Put, High Jump, Javelin and 200m. Paul performed exceptionally well in all of these events including running an incredible PB for the 1500m in a time of 4 minutes 33 seconds to finish first and become National Champion for the event. This is an amazing result, but certainly not surprising for those of us who know Paul and see his commitment to fitness and performance.

Corey Dickson wins under 18 Great Train Race 2017

Following on from the National Championships just recently, Corey Dickson entered the Great Train Race 2017. This is a gruelling 13.5km run through the picturesque Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park. It is a really challenging race as athletes not only try to run their own best time, they look to beat the iconic Puffing Billy as it winds its way around the course. Corey ran incredibly well, not only beating the train home but finishing first in the Under 18 division. An amazing effort by Corey.

By Brett Trollope, Head of Boys’ Middle School