A TEAM of Leeton High School students representing Riverina has returned after a successful tilt at the Combined High Schools state athletics carnival at the Olympic stadium in Homebush.
Fifteen LHS students were included in the Riverina team, with Rhys Wilesmith proving the most successful, winning gold in the 15 years shot put after a personal best throw of 15.31 metres.
He then backed that up with an eighth place in the 15 years discus after throwing 45.83 metres.
The 12 years boys’ relay team of Daniel Grundy, Robbie Rimmer, Bryce Demamiel and Shaun Dalzell finished fifth in the state and Madeline Warburton placed fourth in the 14 years javelin, as well as competing in the discus and long jump.
Madeline was also a member of the 16 years girls’ relay team with Shaylah Elwin, Anna Poulsen and Laura Brindley.
It was a tough race for the girls team with Anna having to back up from the 800 metres race half-an-hour before and Madeline and Shaylah having to first start their discus and triple jump events before they could line up to run.
Having finished fifth in their heat and 12th out of 21 teams, the girls achieved a personal best of 54.31 seconds and betterd their Riverina time of 55.17 seconds.
Daniel Grundy – 12 years 200m, 100m
Robbie Rimmer – 12 years high jump
Madeline Warburton – 14 years javelin, discus, long jump
Rhy Wilesmith – 15 years discus, shot put
Shaylah Elwin – 16 years triple jump, javelin
Ben Keith – 16 years triple jump
Ann Poulsen – 16 years 800m, 1500m
Lachlan Hurst – 17 years long jump
Boys 12 years relay – Daniel Grundy, Robbie Rimmer, Bryce Demamiel, Shaun Dalzell
Boys 14 years relay – Kyle McVitttie, Bailey Wallace, Lachlan O’Connell, Isaiah Traynor
Gilrs 16 years relay – Shaylah Elwin, Anna Poulsen, Laura Brindley, Madeline Warburton
SHOWING his state athletics gold medal is Rhys Wilesmith (centre) with fellow Leeton High School Riverina representatives (at left, front from left) Shaylah Elwin, Madeline Warburton, Anna Poulsen, (back) Ben Keith, Lachlan Hurst, (at right, front from left) Daniel Grundy, Bryce Demamiel, Robbie Rimmer, (back) Lachlan O’Connell, Isaiah Traynor, Bailey Wallace and Kyle McVittie. Absent – Shaun Dalzell, Laura Brindley.
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