John Curtin College student smashes 36-year-old record at Champion Schools Track and Field event

Sasha Zhoya. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
Sasha Zhoya. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

A JOHN Curtin College of the Arts student smashed a record for his age at last week’s 2017 Champion Schools Track and Field event.

Year 10 student Sasha Zhoya, who competed at this year’s Australian Athletics Championships, ran a blistering 21.83 in the 200m, beating the old event record which had sat at 22.30 since 1981.

He took out the Individual Champion award for his age group after he also finished first in the triple jump, hurdles, 100m, high jump and shot put and second in discus and long jump.

John Curtin finished sixth in a field of nine in the A Division competition with Tanesha Eddy named Year 7 Girls Individual Champion and Georga Raath Year 10 Girls Individual Champion.

Atwell College competed in the competition’s B Division and also finished fifth as students Lochlan Bloomer and Shyanne Morris won the Year 8 Boys and Year 10 Girls Individual Champion awards respectively.

Continuing the run of fifth placed finishes, Lakeland’s performed well in the D Division competition, while Hamilton and South Fremantle senior high schools went head to head in E Division, finishing sixth and eighth respectively.

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