Reid strong but pipped at the post

The Riverine Herald - - LOCAL CLASSIES - By Alex Mitchell

ARCHIE Reid con­tin­ued his im­pres­sive form in School Sport Vic­to­ria’s Sec­ondary Track and Field cham­pi­onships on Mon­day, but was pipped at the post in both the 1500 and 3000-me­tre events.

Rep­re­sent­ing Echuca Col­lege, Reid first com­peted in the Boy’s Open 3000m event, and made his move to the front with a lap to go.

In a thrilling sprint fin­ish, Stawell’s Tom Walker was just cen­time­tres in front at the line, win­ning by only 0.05 of a sec­ond. Reid fin­ished in a time of 8.56:52.

It was a sim­i­lar story in the 16 year olds’ 1500m. Reid broke away with two laps to go be­fore McKinnon’s Ja­son Clay­ton ran him down with half a lap to go. Reid was sec­ond by four sec­onds with a time of 4.13:84.

Co­huna ath­lete Noah O’Fla­herty took out the 16-year-old triple jump, record­ing a dis­tance of 13.47 me­tres.

In other podium fin­ishes, St Joseph’s Jon­ston Mc­Cann ran third in the 12 and 13-year-olds’ 100 me­tres (12:08), and James Bent­ley fin­ished third in the 12 and 13-yearolds’ 800 me­tres.

Echuca Col­lege’s Corey Garner fin­ished third in the 14-year-olds’ 100 me­tres (12:00).

Co­huna Sec­ondary Col­lege’s Em­malea Wishart was sec­ond in the 18 to 20-year-olds long jump (4.43m) and third in the 200 me­tres (28.85), with Jamie Har­ri­son third in the 15-year-olds’ 400 me­tres (51:16).

Other St Joseph’s com­peti­tors were Eli Spiers (14yo, sixth in 800m, 12th in 1500m), Alec Col­turi (12-13yo, fifth in long jump), Luke Caine (12-13yo, fourth in shot put), An­thony Huis­mann (12-13yo, ninth in 1500m) and Amy Ham­mond (18-20yo, fifth in 1500m).

Co­huna SC also had Jorja Pearce (12-13yo, fifth in 100m, fifth in 200m, eighth in 400m) and Kye Ma­son (15yo, fourth in triple jump), while its 4x100m re­lay team fin­ished fourth.

Co­huna SC ranked 29th out of 245 schools, St. Joseph’s com­ing in 48th and Echuca Col­lege tied for 82nd.

Photo: Luke He­mer.

Oh so close: Archie Reid fin­ished sec­ond in both the 1500m and 3000m events at the School Sport Vic­to­ria’s Sec­ondary Track and Field cham­pi­onships.

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