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2017 Australian Athletics Championships Medallists

March 21, 2017

Three SACS students won medals at the Australian Athletics Championships in March 2017.  Darcy Holmes (Year 8, pictured), Matthew Butler(Year 9) and Susie Douglas (Year 11) were among a group of five SACS students representing NSW at the championships in Homebush.

Darcy won gold in the under 15 high jump with a clearance of 1.65m. He was the only competitor to clear all first attempts up to the winning height, which clinched him the gold as both second and third also cleared 1.65m (but had recorded some misses at lower heights). It is Darcy’s first national title. He also finished 15th in the triple jump.

Matthew won bronze in the under 15 shot put, throwing 13.86m. He also finished sixth in the hammer throw. 

Susie Douglas ran a superb 400m hurdles final to finish second in 63.70 seconds. She also finished 12th overall in the 100m hurdles. 

In other results, Hugo Whitehead (Year 12) finished fifth in the 200m, while Caelan Shaw (Year 12) was eighth in the gruelling 10-event decathlon. It should be remembered that these are results from the best athletes across the country! 

U14
Darcy Holmes:   High Jump  1.65m  – 1st!
• Darcy Holmes:   Triple Jump   9.51m – 15th

U15
• Matt Butler:   Hammer Throw  42.21m – 6th
• Matt Butler:   Shot Put 13.86m – 3rd 

 U17
• Susie Douglas:   100m Hurdles   (Heat)  15.19s – 3rd in heat (12th overall)
• Susie Douglas:   400m Hurdles   (Final)  63.70s – 2nd 

U20
• Hugo Whitehead:   100m (Heat)  10.93s – 3rd in heat (12th overall)
• Hugo Whitehead:   200m (Heat)   21.79s – qualified 7th fastest into final
• Hugo Whitehead:   200m (Final)  21.91s – 5th 

U20
• Caelan Shaw:  Decathlon   4847 points – 8th