P-12 stars on podium

By Kyabram Free Press

THE silverware is flooding into Kyabram P-12 College after a successful showing by its students at the School Sport Victoria Track and Field Championships held at Melbourne’s Lakeside Stadium over the last two weeks.

Brenton Brasier, 17, won a silver medal in his age division’s 1.5kg discus throw with a personal best of 31.67m and a bronze medal in the 700g javelin throw, with a PB of 44.3m, while narrowly missing out on a podium finish in the 5kg shot put.

Keeley Thompson, 14, won a bronze medal in her age division’s 500g javelin throw with 30.54m, and Noah Hangan-O’Brien, 11, won a silver medal in his age division’s long jump event with 4.7 m, while also finishing fourth in the triple jump.

And while Brenton and Keeley both originally honed their skills through Little Athletics, Noah uses a secret, home-grown weapon.

‘‘I used to go to trainings on Thursday, but then my dad ordered some sand and made a long jump pit at home,’’ he said.

‘‘So I run up the hill on grass and then jump uphill – every time I train on that pit, I always achieve better in my actual events.’’

Grace Gale, Tahlia Murray, Talbot Varcoe, Riley Fleming, Bailey Hutchinson, Tyler Norman and Nicholas Jephson also represented Kyabram P-12 College at the state titles.