Roar team blitzes pack at championships

Left: Sasha Zhoya set a state record in the 60m hurdles in 9.13sec. Middle: Caitlin Blackman won bronze in the nationals triple jump. Right: Lachlan McDermott achieved a meet record at the nationals and a state record at the Little Athletics State Championships.
Left: Sasha Zhoya set a state record in the 60m hurdles in 9.13sec. Middle: Caitlin Blackman won bronze in the nationals triple jump. Right: Lachlan McDermott achieved a meet record at the nationals and a state record at the Little Athletics State Championships.

The club had 39 athletes qualify for the meet, with more than 20 medals won by the locals, including five gold medals, nine silver and seven bronze medals.

Melville’s James Gallagher and Lachlan McDermott both broke meet records in the U14 Men’s 200m and U16 Men’s 100m respectively.

The Little Athletics State Championships were held the following weekend on March 22 and 23, with Melville Roar athletes again dominating the competition.

The local athletes won 28 gold medals, 29 silver and 35 bronze during the state championships weekend.

After the large number of records broken during the season, Melville athletes also broke 18 Melville open records.