Nevaeh Hill, Ella Batten to represent region in Sydney at national athletics event after State golds

Reuben CarderMidwest Times
Under-16 athletes Ella Batten and Nevaeh Hill.
Camera IconUnder-16 athletes Ella Batten and Nevaeh Hill. Credit: Supplied

Geraldton Athletics Centre competitors Ella Batten and Nevaeh Hill are set to represent the club at national level at the end of March after winning gold at State level.

The under-16 competitors were among the athletes who brought home three gold medals and a silver from the 2022 WA Little Athletics Championships in Perth on the March long weekend, preparing them for the 2022 Australian Track and Field Championships.

Nevaeh won a convincing gold at the in her favourite event, the 300m hurdles, and won silver in the 90m hurdles.

Ella claimed gold and a massive personal best in the high jump.

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Among the strong performances from the rest of the 21-strong team, Amelia Heinrich won gold in a very competitive under-10 girls’ 60m hurdles and set a PB.

Macey Hadley fell just short in her under-14 girls’ shot-put, placing sixth.

Indie Singleton, Trey Horobin, Taylah Dean and Alyssa Bergsma all finished in the top eight of the State in their track events.

The squad’s youngest athletes, under-9 competitors Leah Bone and Shayah O’Reilly, both competed well

“This is by far the largest event on the calendar for WA little athletics, and our Geraldton athletes were very competitive among some of the best in WA,” club president Phil Hadley said.

The Geraldton Little Athletics club is affiliated with Athletics West.

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