Reid strong but pipped at the post
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.
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.