Holroyd's young athletes in big medal haul

Records tumbled at last year’s NSW State Relay Championships in Sydney as Holroyd Little Athletics Club won gold medals in several age groups.

It was the club’s most successful athletics competition on record with gold medal wins in the under-12, 13 and 17 age groups.

One of the stand-out performances of the competition was when Holroyd’s 4x100metre under-13 relay team broke the state record not once, but twice, on their way to the finals.

Coach Bill Jago said it was an impressive performance by the four runners to break the initial record at 54.52 and then better it at 52.07.

Under-13 runner Sheree Hiley, of Westmead, said it was a surprising result given the team had never run together before.

‘‘My teammates Jemma [Antonios], Adam [Gohari] and Vignesh [Mistry] and I finished the race and saw we’d broken the record when it came up on the big screen,’’ Sharee said.

‘‘It was very exciting and our coach was congratulating us a lot.’’

Another Holroyd team which impressed at the State Championships was the under-12 mixed relay foursome of Brad McGrath, Jordan Williams, Mia Goss and Kiarra Chinnese.

All four ran solid relay legs to win their first major gold medal together.

‘‘I was flawed by all the runners' confidence,’’ Mr Jago said.

 ‘‘It’s an awesome achievement for our club to win these medals and be able to build successful teams like they have done.’’

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