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Local runners impress at national championships

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Daniel with his gold medal in the 1500m. Photo supplied

Byron Bay Runners are producing some of the best track runners in the country, with five of our senior squad athletes finishing in the top ten in their events at Athletics Australia’s recent national championships held in Adelaide, back in April.

A total of eight athletes (six senior squad members and two squad affiliates) qualified for state teams, and will compete regularly at the national level.

Results from Adelaide

Amy Bailey: 14th in the U/20 400m hurdles.

Jett Beck: sixth in the  U/17 2,000m steeplechase.

Alex Dogan: 14th in the U/14 1,500m.

Skye Dogan: seventh in the U/16 2,000m steeplechase and 22nd in the U/16 3,000m.

Wyana Pietramale-Sewell: tenth in the U/20 3,000m steeplechase.

Connor McGreevy: tenth in the U/16 2,000m steeplechase.

Affiliates

Byron Bay Runners club affiliates were equally impressive as triple jumper Alexander Crimmins finished in 11th place with a season’s best jump of 13.47m.

Daniel Williams (coached by Andrew Rawlings, Coffs Harbour) produced incredible performances in both the 800m and 1,500m. For the third year in a row Daniel came away as the Australian national champion over 1,500m in both the U/18 and U/20 age categories, breaking the national championship record along the way.

Daniel’s outstanding performances have earned him a berth in the U/20 Australian team, which involves competing in the junior world championships in August.


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