SUCCESS: Macquarie Hunter Athletics Club member Milly Stephenson claimed gold medals in both the 100 and 200 metres at the NSW All Schools Track and Field Championships held in Sydney recently. Picture: Josh Callinan.MILLYStephenson has some new shoes on and they’re already feeling fast.
Imported direct from the US and arriving on Friday as a surprise from her father Chad, also a sprinter by trade who narrowly missed selection for the Olympics in 1992, the bright coloured spikes won’t be missed at next month’s School Sport Australia Athletics Championships in Canberra.
But while the Adamstown 12-year-oldhastaken a liking to replicas of Jamaican championShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, her old pair had quite the run.
To qualify for the upcoming national competition, being held at the Australian Institute of Sport from December 1 to 4, Stephenson won the state sprint double at the NSW All Schools carnival in Homebush following the most recent holidays.
The year 7 student at Merewether High School recorded personal best times in claiming both the 13-year girls’ 100 and 200 metreevents.
She stopped the clock at 25.83 seconds to win the longer race before backing up two days later to complete her dual gold medal performance with 12.40s in the shorter final,shaving 0.2s off her finest career effort from the semi-final that morning.
SUCCESS: Adamstown 12-year-old Milly Stephenson claimed gold medals in both the 100 and 200 metres at the NSW All Schools Athletics Championships held in Sydney recently. Picture: Josh Callinan.
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Proud’s best showing was gold in the under-19 male 4×50 metre medley.
The pair then teamed up for silver in theunder-19 male 4x50m obstacle relay but individually Proud (second) finished one podium place ahead of Curran (third) in the under-19 male swim with obstacles.
In addition Curran clinched silver in the under-19 male NSW 50 line throw while Proud was awarded bronze after the open mixed mega relay.
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If you want to find out more about this non-Olympic but flexible, acrobatic,independent, non-for-profit, sport-for-all crew then Newcastle PCYC is the place to be.
After running workshops with beginners on Monday and seniors on Tuesday afternoon (3.45pm-5.15pm) they will themselves take to the stage at the Broadmeadow centre for a one-time-only show from 7pm.