Tuesday, 25 Jan 2022

West Moreton Anglican College’s record-breaking Athletics season

A world-ranked long jumper and WestMAC alumna has helped guide West Moreton Anglican College to trailblazing results at the TAS and Junior TAS Athletics Carnivals.

Australian representative Annie McGuire, who attended WestMAC (2005-2018), was one of the specialist coaches and volunteers who assisted the College to win two age group championships at the TAS Athletics Carnival at the Queensland State Athletics Centre (QSAC).

The 13 Years Girls won their age group championship spearheaded by a thrilling relay win (54.33) by Brooke Egan, Layla Fulton plus twins Tiana and Charlotte Parsons.

WestMAC also won the 16 Years Boys Title led by inspiring and multi-talented Hamish Hunt, who was awarded 16 years Age Male Champion, as well as shot put 16 years A winner Thomas Dove (11.92m).

Hamish won the 110 metre hurdles (19.40) and long jump (5.59m) among six top-three results.

Another highlight for WestMAC was finishing runner-up for the Overall Girl’s Title.

WestMAC Principal Geoff McLay praised the committed coaching team, who not only mentored and motivated students but also attracted huge participation at training.

“Our expert and dedicated coaches were rewarded for their hard work, of ensuring our athletes were best prepared for the day, with the wonderful results achieved,’’ Mr McLay said.

“At WestMAC, student athletes receive access to specialised coaching sessions from internal and external staff and volunteers, while we also have a strong team culture with a focus on participation and enjoyment.

“Our College spirit was evident at the carnival when our team reserves, and team members, stepped up to fill absent competitor events to ensure we had all events covered and therefore achieved maximum points.’’

In the Junior Athletics Carnival, WestMAC students were the only Junior TAS record-breakers following several stand-out performances among overall excellence.

The WestMAC 11 Years Boys and 11 Years Girls teams were both crowned champion teams respectively. The College also finished runner-up in the Overall Boys Title and third in the Overall Girls Championship.

Record-breaker Ruby Bohen threw 28.04m to overhaul the six-year record of 27m to secure gold in the 11 Years Girls Discus.

The 11 Years Boys relay team of Caleb van Deventer, Jacob Cox, Joseph Carpenter and William McLay broke the two-year relay record (57.93) with a sizzling 57.17 performance.

The relay team was anchored by Junior TAS 100m A champion Caleb (13.63), who missed the 13-year Junior TAS record of 13.54 by only .09 seconds.

WestMAC is renowned for its strong spirit, team culture and supportive, expert coaches. To learn more about WestMAC’s sport programs, click here.

For more information:

West Moreton Anglican College Senior Communications and Events Officer

Fiona Purdon

P:07 3813 4518 and M: 0429 491 335