National Champs Results

07 Apr 2019

Athletics Wollongong had an incredible amount of success at the 2019 Australian Track & Field Championships. A hugely impressive twenty-one Club members participated in the event, with some outstanding results.

Delta Amidzovski put in an terrific performance, including breaking the meet records in both the U14 Long Jump (5.64m) and High Jump (1.72m). Along with her gold medals in these events she also took out the 80m Hurdles (12.09s) and finished second in the U15 200m Hurdles (29.03s) against older athletes. Rounding out her program was another victory in the 4x100m relay as part of the NSW team.

Joining her in the U14 relay was Chelsea Ezeoke, who similarly met with individual success. Chelsea was dominant in winning the 400m (56.45s; a meet record) but had a tremendous battle against the 100m Champion over the middle ground of the 200m. Chelsea reigned supreme with a narrow 0.01s victory (25.32s).

Matching Chelsea’s tally of three gold medals was Karlee Symonds. Competing as a T11 (visually-impaired) athlete in the U20 Para division, Karlee won the 100m (15.34s – 107.63%), 200m (30.94s – 112.41%) and 400m (1’13.77s – 109.64%). Her 200m performance was also good enough to set new T11 U18 and U20 Australian and Oceania Records (as were her other races – if she hadn’t already set them herself earlier this season!).

Just short of a World Record was T36 (coordination-impaired) athlete James Turner with his 53.67s 400m run (99.32%). James earned Athletics Wollongong’s sole Open-age medal, though it was encouraging to see some of our Juniors beginning to take the next step.

That was certainly the case for Rosie Tozer, who mixed it with the Open Women in the High Jump. She finished as the 5th highest-placed Australian there, after winning the U18 division earlier in the program (1.79m).

James Gorham continued the Club’s historic strong performances in the pole vault event. He took silver in the U18s with a new personal best of 4.35m.

Rounding out AW’s medal winners was Tierney Dunne, winning a brace of bronze in the U18 100m (12.15s) and 200m events (24.53s).

Congratulations to all of our participants, coaches and their supporters.

Charlize Colwell, Chelsea Ezeoke, Chelsey-Rose Jackson, Delta Amidzovski, Emer Spiers, Isaac O'Brien, Jackie Lenartowicz, James Gorham, James Turner, Jessica Quilter-Jones, Kailee Moore, Karen Clarke, Karlee Symonds, Kirra Lockett, Lara Check, Liam Halloran, Olivia Sivills, Rosie Tozer, Susie Seitaridis, Teagan Berry, Tierney Dunne

Full results from all AW members are available here: