SKAAC athletes have had the second most successful Victorian Championships in SKAAC’s history with 10 athletes claiming 12 Victorian State Titles. Significantly, the split of non-SKC athletes to win gold was over 50%, a true sign of our growth as a club in recent seasons.
Sam McEntee Open 1500m 3:44.99, for his first ever Victorian Open State Title Jack Lunn U20 800m (1:52.75) & 1500m (3:52.35) becoming only the second SKAAC athlete to win two Under 20 State Titles in the same year, following Steve Landers in 2001/2002. Sam Cantwell U17 110m Hurdles (15.06) & 400m Hurdles 58.55 which were both PB’s and the 400m Hurdles a Club Record for U17 & U18 Jack Bowen U15 1500m (4:21.10) Paul Haasbroek U20 Javelin 800g (52.20m) (4th All-time for SKAAC) Tom Coghlan U16 Pole Vault 3.70m (PB & SKAAC Under 15 & 16 Club Record & 11th All-time for SKAAC) Jude Georgievski U16 Triple Jump 13.00m (+0.5) (PB & SKAAC Under 15 Club Record & 10th All-time for SKAAC) Patrick Retschko U15 800m 2:14.33 Seb Reyneke U20 Decathlon 7110 points
Of equal merit were the 13 Silver Medalists Nellie Mitchell (T13) 1500m 5:11.09 (SKAAC’s first ever Multi-class medal, & 7th All-time for SKAAC) Jack Bowen U15 3000m (9:29.59) Ben Forster U14 800m (2:18.17) Jude Georgievski U15 Long Jump 6.34m Sam Cantwell U17 Long Jump 6.29m Andrew Mathieson U18 800m 1:59.88 Luca DiConza U18 1500m 4:02.66 Luca DiConza U18 3000m 8:39.04 Seb Reyneke U20 Long Jump 6.88m Sasha Feldmann U16 High Jump 1.45m Josh Collins U20 1500m 3:55.33 Seb Reyneke U20 Pole Vault 4.50m Seb Reyneke U20 Shot Put (6kg) 14.70m
let alone the 8 Bronze medalists Cleo Richardson U15 1500m 4:52.35 (PB & SKAAC Club Record, & 4th All-time for SKAAC) Joel Bee Open 200m 21.88 Tom Forster U15 3000m 9:33.85 Jacob McGirr U16 800m 2:01.35 Thomas Scroggie U20 800m 1:56.05 Patrick Retschko U15 1500m 4:22.32 Conor Lynch U17 1500m 4:05.84 Seb Reyneke 110m Hurdles (99cm) 15.35sec
Other notable performances were Bridie Hill U16 800m 4th 2:17.53 (PB & SKAAC Club Record U15 – U20, & 3rd All-time for SKAAC) Mattea Demetriou U15 3000m 11:43.80 (Under 14 Club Record & 3rd All-time for SKAAC) Amanda Pang Open Pole Vault 3.00m (2nd All-time for SKAAC) Lulu Burney U14 & U15 90m Hurdles 15.64 (+0.9) (PB & SKAAC Club Record U14 – U15)