More medals for Brayden

By David Rak

KYABRAM athlete Brayden Hall came home from the Victorian Country Athletic Championships with four medals.

Hall, 15, competed in the event in Bendigo during the Australia Day weekend against athletes from as far as Ballarat, Geelong, Albury and Melbourne.

Hall is a member of the Kyabram Little Athletics Club and also runs with Eaglehawk Athletics Club in the senior competition.

The young athlete claimed silver in the 400m hurdles, bronze in the 4x100m U18 and open relay and another bronze in the 4x400m open relay.

Brayden’s mum, Sam, said her son was very pleased with his performance against older athletes.

“It was a big step up as he has just turned 15. He was up against older and stronger kids so it was good experience,” she said.

“He loves the teamwork of the relay and was happy to place because he was competing against some national medal winners in some of his events.”

Brayden has a full schedule to prepare for events with a coach in Bendigo, competing in Little Athletics in Kyabram as well as attending open days to gain experience.

“He’s been involved with Little Athletics since he was five and he loves every minute of it,” Sam said.

Brayden will head to Albury for the Little Athletics regional championships this weekend.