Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics

March 20, 2024 BY

THE CENTRE held a twilight meet on Friday evening where all athletes participated in 4 events for the competition.

PB Stars of the Week were awarded to Cohen Mills, Sampath Dwarampudi, Bowie Clarke, Hayden Tung, Liam Way, Oliver Coon and Cody Medcraft after achieving PB’s in all their events.

On the weekend 21 Bacchus Marsh athletes were represented at the State Track & Field Championships held at Knox Athletics Park.

Bacchus Marsh had a very successful Championships winning 5 medals – 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze.

On Day 1 Mackenzie Estlick was the Centre’s first medallist, with a strong performance in the Girls Under 16 Shot Put. A first up throw of 11.08 metres was enough to see Mackenzie take the Bronze medal.

On the track, Skyla Berryman had a close finish in the 200 metres, stopping the clock in 28.65 secs to be awarded the State Silver medal.

Next on the start line for Bacchus Marsh was Mackenzie Estlick in the Under 16 200 metres.

Running from lane 1, Mackenzie was quick out of the blocks and flew round the bend, gobbling up her competitors, one by one. A strong finish from Mackenzie, saw her go on to claim the win and become the new State Champion, in a time of 25.07secs.

Day 2 of the Championships and Bacchus Marsh were successful with another 2 State medals. Mackenzie returned to the track for the Under 16 100m timed final.

Athletes were quick out of the blocks, and little separated the field midway. It was Mackenzie and the Diamond Valley athlete that drew away in the dying stages to cross the finish line, with athletes and the crowd awaiting results of the photo finish.

Only .01 seconds separated the two, and Mackenzie was presented with the Silver medal.

Alexis Farrell claimed the Centre’s fifth medal for the Championships. A final throw of 10.45 metre guaranteed Alexis the State Silver medal in the Girls Under 11 Shot Put.

The Centre is extremely proud of all their athletes’ performances, with 21 top 8 results and many PBs record for the Championships.

Next Saturday prior to the weekly competition commencing, the Centre will conduct the Bacchus Mash Community – Bendigo Bank 100m Boys and Girls Gifts.

The fastest seeded athletes in each age group from Under 7 to Under 16 will compete over 100 metres with athletes handicapped, using their season’s PB time.

This will be an exciting event and all athletes and supporters are invited to line the front straight to cheer and support representatives of each age group.



BMLAC State Track & Field Championships results:


Girls Under 17

Discus: Emma Stewart 29.02m (4th);

Girls Under 16

100m: Mackenzie Estlick 12.30 (2nd);

200m: Mackenzie Estlick 25.07 (1st);

Long Jump: Mackenzie Estlick 4.85m (4th);

Shot Put: Mackenzie Estlick 11.08m (3rd);

Girls Under 13

Discus: Mathilde Grant 13.83m (23rd);

High Jump: Myah Estlick 1.30m (15th);

Long Jump: Myah Estlick 4.14m (11th);

Shot Put: Mathilde Grant 7.59m (14th);

Triple Jump: Myah Estlick 8.78m (21st);

Girls Under 12

Long Jump: Halo Arahanga 4.04m (12th);

Triple Jump: Halo Arahanga 9.54m (10th);

Girls Under 11

100m: Skyla Berryman 13.95 (5th);

200m: Skyla Berryman 28.65 (2nd);

800m: Anni Clarke 2:46.27 (10th);

1500m: Anni Clarke 5:29.81 (6th);

Discus: Anni Clarke 25.79m (9th); Alexis Farrell 21.29m (16th);

Javelin: Anni Clarke 19.83m (4th);

Shot Put: Alexis Farrell 10.45m (2nd);

Girls Under 10

70m: Mya Berryman 10.65 (9th); Eniola Eni) Olaitan 10.87 (13th);

100m: Mya Berryman 15.14 (12th);

200m: Nyah Halfhide 30.95 (5th); Eniola Eni) Olaitan 32.30 (18th);

400m: Nyah Halfhide 70.28 (5th);

Discus: Nyah Halfhide 21.16m (6th); Evelyn Grant 18.95m (7th);

Long Jump: Nyah Halfhide 3.63m (8th);

Shot Put: Nyah Halfhide 6.74m (6th); Evelyn Grant 5.63m (19th);

Girls Under 09

Discus: Mia Dutt 13.28m (8th);

Boys Under 17

400m: Samuel White 62.70 (10th);

800m: Samuel White 2:29.25 (7th);

1500m: Samuel White 4:58.31 (6th);

Discus: Samuel White 25.34m (10th);

Javelin: Samuel White 32.76m (10th);

Boys Under 16

High Jump: Alex Lloyd 1.65m (6th);

Boys Under 15

400m: Caleb Hurst 58.83 (16th);

Discus: Caleb Hurst 28.88m (10th);

Javelin: Nicholas Ibrahim 26.29m (6th);

Shot Put: Caleb Hurst 8.34m (14th);

Boys Under 14

1500m: Patrick Lovett DNS;

90m Hurdles: Nicholas Mai DNS;

Shot Put: Patrick Lovett 8.93m (13th);

Boys Under 12

Shot Put: Harrison Lovett 8.84m (20th);

Triple Jump: Harrison Lovett 8.50m (18th);

Boys Under 09

70m: Jacob Cassar 11.35 (19th)