THIS PAGE is where you’ll find details of achievements of HDLAC athletes at competitions other than Centre, Zone, Region and State (including multi-events and relays). Proud parents, grandparents, etc. are invited to contribute.

2016 Australian Junior Championships – Perth 8-13 March 2016

Daniel Cribb receiving his silver medal for placing 2nd in the U7B Shot Put at Zone in December 2015″
Nick Thomson winning his heat in the 200m hurdles event

Brooke Bosland receiving her silver medal for placing 2nd in the U9G 100m at Region on 13 February 2016
Brooke Bosland receiving her silver medal in the U9G 100m at Region on 13 February 2016

Anna Cahill at Trans Tasman – January 2016 U12G Anna Cahill participated in LANSW’s Trans Tasman tour to New Zealand in January 2016.Part athletics and part education, the tour offers U11 and U12 NSW athletes the opportunity to compete against international opposition and to experience a different country and cultures.Anna competed in the High Jump event and performed well in all three carnivals. She finished equal 4th in the first carnival (in dreadful weather conditions), 2nd in the second carnival (clearing a new PB of 1.39m – the picture shows Anna with her ribbon) and a highly creditable equal 4th in the Trans Tasman Challenge.

Anna loved her time in New Zealand with her personal highlight being the visit to the geothermal features at Rotorua.

[Contributed by Aidan Cahill]

Daniel Cribb receiving his silver medal for placing 2nd in the U7B Shot Put at Zone in December 2015″
Daniel Cribb receiving his silver medal in the U7B Shot Put at Zone in December 2015 [Photo – Phil Cribb]

State Relays     14-15 November 2015 at Campbelltown Athletics Stadium
Campbelltown Athletics Track

WOW what a great day. Congratulations to all 3 teams that I was involved with today. A new experience for us all and what a great experience indeed. In the above photos:

Left: mixed Jnr middle distance relay 4x 800m- Noah Taylor, Joshua Mitchell, Corban Ross, Riley Pereira
Middle: 4x100m U11 Relay- Alex Walker, Joshua Mitchell, Marten Klomp, Bailey Fisher, Absent/sick Thomas Skinner
Right: mixed 4 x 200m Luke Colins, William Tye, Madison Mitchell, Jessica Grummet

All teams were very competitive and did well. The kids seemed happy and really enjoyed it. Thank you to the parents who did duty, helped transport other kids and supported me and just got your child there today so we could enter these teams so they can have this team experience. I am so pleased we did this and our training sessions all worthwhile to see them gel as a team and improve each week. A wonderful experience for them today at state level. I hope you all too feel encouraged by your child’s great efforts today and great team camaraderie.

Big thank you also to Aidan Cahill who does all the behind the scenes work for HDLAC to enter teams and all the paperwork logistics and answering my questions so we all in the loop about today. Thank you, Aidan – you are terrific and very much appreciated.

Thomas Skinner – we missed you today and we were so sorry to hear you suffering from the vomit bug this morning. Terrible timing. Thank you for your commitment to training this past month. A good lesson always have a reserve for each team and always have team mobile numbers. Josh Mitchell stepped in, thanks Josh. (Josh is also unwell horribly virus, home all week and 3 nosebleeds today. He ran today somehow!)

Karen Mitchell – U11B Age Manager
Campbelltown Athletics Track
U11 4x100m relay team Alex Walker, Joshua Mitchell, Marten Klomp and Bailey Fisher at Campbelltown

State Multi Event     7-8 March 2015 at SOPAC

State Multi Presentation – 14 March 2015″
U7B Luke Woods 57
U8B Keegan Daly 47
U12B Aidan Lidbetter 21
U7G Caitlin Gurney 26
U11G Zara Warland 11
U13G Zoe Warland 3
U14G Eleanor Lidbetter 5
U15G Mallory Bassett 3

Septathlon was held on 31 Jan 15
Cooper Thompson receiving The Athlete’s Foot Award
Septathlon presentation
Presentation of awards from our Septathlon competition that was held on 31 January took place before competition on 21 February. Certificates were awarded to each athlete who participated, with Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates for the first three place-getters in each age group. (These athletes will also receive an engraved medal on 14 March during our presentation to our State athletes.) Junior, Intermediate and Senior Boys and Girls champions received a trophy. You can download the list of Septathlon awards as well as the results from the 31 January Septathlon competition.Pictured left is U17B Cooper Thompson receiving The Athlete’s Foot Award for the most PBs at Septathlon. Presenting the award are Henry and Rebecca from ‘The Athlete’s Foot’ at Westfield Hornsby.

Jonathan Friend Shares Gold for the 4×400 relay at Trans Tasman on Sunday, 18 January at Campbelltown Athletics Track
Jonathan Friend Shares Gold for the 4×400 relay at Trans Tasman on Sunday, 18 January at Campbelltown

Trans Tasman 2015 competitors TRANS TASMAN 2015
The Trans Tasman Challenge was held at Campbelltown Athletics Track on Sunday, 18 January 2015.U12B Jonathan Friend and U11G Zara Warland both had a great day against the team from Auckland!Jonathan finished 3rd in the 400m, and Zara finished in the top 10 in all 4 of her events!Congratulations, athletes!
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State Relays 2014 competitors”
The U9B 4xLJ team that won GOLD at State Relays held at SOPAC on Saturday, 22 November 2014. Team members were Timothy Forster #24, Joshua Easton #78, Matt Ashcroft #113 and Aaryan Pandey #179. [Photo: Mala Ashcroft]

All Schools 12G 80m hurdles competitors” ALL SCHOOLS 2014 (left)
Two Hornsby girls, Zoe Warland (left) and Julia Vignes (centre) with their medals following the All Schools 80 metres hurdles on Thursday, 9 October 2014. Julia placed 1st and Zoe placed 2nd. Congratulations!NSW PSSA 2014 (right)
Natasha Hartley taking-off to jump 4.38 metres to finish 6th in the New South Wales Primary Schools Sports Association State Championships on 15 October 2014.
Natasha Hartley”

State Multi 2014 competitors
Hornsby competitors at the 2014 State Multi Event held at Lake Illawarra on 1-2 March 2014

400m Boys bag some heavy metal – Hamish Murray, Andrew Hill, Cameron Kemmis and Jonathan Friend at Regional. Cameron’s second medal was from the 100m

400m Boys bag some heavy metal – Hamish Murray, Andrew Hill, Cameron Kemmis and Jonathan Friend at Regional.

TRANS TASMAN CHALLENGE 2014: We welcome back Brooke Niccol, Lara Woollett, Jasmine Rheinberger and Erin Cahill

Trans Tasman 2014″
Brooke, Lara, Jasmine and Erin – Trans Tasman 2014who recently returned from Little Athletics NSW’s 2014 Trans Tasman Tour to New Zealand, for athletes in the Under 11 and Under 12 age groups. The girls had a fantastic time with some great results achieved and several personal bests set at the 3 athletics carnivals, many interesting and fun places visited, and good friendships established with the other athletes.

AUSTRALIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2009: Congratulations to Beth Croft who achieved 3rd place in the Girls 12 Years at the Australian National Cross Country Championships that were held at Nowra on Saturday, 29 August 2009. Beth was very excited to have finally cracked an individual national cross country medal! The NSW team also achieved a Gold medal in Beth’s age group.

PACIFIC SCHOOL GAMES 2008: Congratulations to Larissa Pasternatsky who achieved 3 Gold Medals for the 4x100M U17G Relay (47.16 sec), 100M U17G (in PSG record 11.71 sec) and in the 200M U17G (24.10 sec which was 0.01s outside the PSG record). We are proud of her achievements, building on her enjoyable, formative years with HDLAC. Congratulations also to Courtney Cross who achieved 2 Bronze Medals in the U14G 90H (13.24 sec) and in the U14G Long Jump (5.57 metres), and to Beth Croft who achieved a Bronze Medal in the U11G 800 metres (2-26.87 m-ss.ss).

TRANS TASMAN CHALLENGE 2009: Congratulations to U11Gs Lauren Bassett, Maddy Jones and Brianna McKee, and to U12B Anthony Overton, who were selected at Barden Ridge, Illawong on 2 Nov 08 to represent NSW at the Trans Tasman Challenge in Sydney on 18 January next year. Congratulations to you all!

NATIONAL SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY 2008: Two of our athletes turned in sound performances at the National Schools Cross Country Championships in Geelong over the weekend of 22-24 August. In the 3000m Cross Country Run, U11G Beth Croft placed 5th, and U11B Jack Collett placed 9th. Beth and Jack were also part of the NSW U11 1500m Cross Country Relay Teams. The Boys’ team achieved a Gold Medal and the Girls’ team won Silver. Well done, Beth and Jack!