May, 2023

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Posted by: | Posted on: May 24, 2023

Ruby ZUCHETTI finishes 4th place in WA U12 Girls 80m hurdles

Hamerlsey little athlete Ruby ZUCHETTI finishes 4th place in the WA U12 Girls 80m hurdles by the narrowest of margins 0.01sec.

After an unusual slow start Zuchetti rocketed home into third position before clipping the last hurdle and finished fourth by 0.01sec. It was a thrilling finish to the race and her fastest time of the season 13.47 +2.5.

She finished 6th place in the 2022 80m hurdles final (U12).

Ruby joined Sprinting Fast in 2020 and 4 months later was state champion in her first year learning the hurdles (2021 U11).

Posted by: | Posted on: May 24, 2023

Rogan KEMP wins silver in WA U14 Boys 90m hurdles

In a thrilling finish Hamerlsey little athlete Rogan KEMP wins silver by the narrowest of margins at the WA Athletics Championships U14 Boys 90m hurdles in a time of 14.07 +2.5.

He also finished with bronze in the U13 boys little athletics state 80m hurdles final with a new PB of 13.57sec.

At his first ever national championships he finished 4th place in the final.

Rogs has been with Sprinting Fast since 2019 when he was U9 (state championships below.)

Posted by: | Posted on: May 24, 2023

Summer NAUSSEDAT wins silver in the WA U15 Girls 90m hurdles

Ingelwood little athlete Summer NAUSSEDAT wins the silver medal in the WA U15 Girls 90m hurdles at the 2023 State Athletics Championships.

She has run a personal best time of 14.25sec and also made the 200m final placing 5th. Summer has been a long time client of Sprinting Fast since 2016.

"It's great to see Summer win a medal as she has really stepped up this season to improve herself in all areas. Including her speed, technique, endurance, attitude and focus during training. She now believes in herself and has the goods to back it up" says coach Paul.

Posted by: | Posted on: May 23, 2023

Alana SIM wins two national medals

West Australian athlete Alana SIM has won a silver medal in the U20 4x100m and bronze in the 4x400m relay (below) at the 2023 Australian Athletics Championships.

After winning state silver at the WA Athletics Championships earlier this year in the 400m she now adds the national silver and bronze medals to her 2023 collection. It was her first ever national championships finishing 19th overall in the individual U20 400m with a time of 1.00.00 which was her second fastest race ever.

Only starting training in December 2022 she left her run late but has made excellent progress since joining Paul and Sprinting Fast as an apprentice athlete and coach.

"If I had told Alana in December she would win the U20 state 400m silver and improve her personal best by more than 1.5 seconds, win two national medals, and also improve her 60m and 200m times, all within 3-4 months. She would of thought I was crazy" says coach Paul. "Sometimes what seems impossible IS possible".


Posted by: | Posted on: May 23, 2023

Alana SIM wins state 400m silver medal

Sprinting Fast athlete Alana SIM has won the silver medal and run a PB in the U20 400m at the WA state Championships

After starting training in early December 2022 within three months she has recorded her personal best performance of 58.87sec.

"Alana is an outstanding person and a very hard worker. She is also a durable athlete and an absolute pleasure to work with". Says her coach Paul Edmiston. "

Her 2023 results in 400m:

1.00.64 27/01/2023

1.00.70 17/02/2023

58.87 04/03/2023 - WA Championships

1.00.00 02/04/2023 - Australian Championships

Posted by: | Posted on: May 22, 2023

Edmiston wins Para Athlete of the Year

West Australian superstar Sarah EDMISTON has won the 2023 Athletics West Female Para Athlete of the Year award for the second year in a row.

The Tokyo Paralympic bronze medalist had an outstanding 2022/23 season. Her achievements last season were as follows:

2022 World Number #1 ranking F44 Discus (12 months)
2022 Australian Sports Medal recipient
2022 Commonwealth Games Record Holder F44 Discus 34.96m (Birmingham, UK)
2022 Commonwealth Games Silver Medal F42-44/61-64 34.96m (Birmingham, UK)
2022 Oceania Champion & Championship Record Holder Para Discus 33.79m
2022 Female Para Athlete of the Year Athletics West
2022 Australian & Oceania Furthest Throw Para Discus 39.13m PB
2022 Australian & Oceania Record F44 Discus 39.13m PB (18th February, Perth WA)
2022 WA Open Discus Bronze medal 39.13m PB (18th February, Perth WA)
2022 WAIS Program of the Year - Athletics
2022 Female Athlete of the Year Perth Track & Field Club
2022 Australian Para Discus Silver medal

She will head off in July to contest the 2023 World Para Athletics Championships in Paris, France. More details...

Posted by: | Posted on: May 22, 2023

Talia PISANO wins at Australian Uni Games

Edith Cowan University student Talia PISANO has won her heat of the Open 100m hurdles at the 2023 Australian University Games in Queensland.

She recorded her fastest time ever with 14.88sec +2.2 which placed her 7th overall of the competitors. Unfortunately the event only ran timed heats and then placings/medals were given according to the times recorded. The first heat had wind of over 3m per second which gave them an advantage. There was no finals race.

"If I had told Talzy at the start of the 2022/23 season that she would win the state championships and record Personal Bests in the 60m, 100m, 200m and 100m hurdles. Plus finish 7th fastest overall at the Australian Open Uni Games (and would have placed 6th in U20 100mh final at national championships) she would not have believed me" says coach Paul.

Her 2023 season (100m hurdles).

15.66 +2.9 27/01/2023

15.08 +2.0 17/02/2023 - Personal Best

15.13 +2.9 05/03/2023 - WA Championships

14.88 +2.2 21/04/2023 - Australian University Games