Wed, April 20, 2022
A talented group of Sheldon College athletes recently travelled to Sydney Olympic Park, to represent Queensland and the Sheldon Academy of Sport Athletics Club at the 2022 Athletics Australia National Track & Field Championships.  These athletes performed superbly, gaining several medals and top ten finishes against the best junior talent in the nation.

Headlining the performances were gold medals from Zoe Beith and Leonardo Seremet.  Zoe finished as national champion in the Under 18 girls’ shot put with a throw of 14.85m, while Leonardo finished first in the Under 14 boys’ triple jump with a personal best hop, skip and jump of 11.92m. 

Pictured: Zoe Beith, National Champion Under 18 girls’ shot put

Leo also claimed bronze in the long jump, 6th in the 100m final and 11th in the 200m with a personal best times in each event.

Pictured: Leo Seremet, National Champion Under 14 boys’ triple jump

Also amongst the medals was Luke Stachowicz, who placed second in the Under 20 javelin, and Sovannary Seremet, who won bronze in the Under 16 high jump. Sovannary also placed 5th in triple jump, 8th in long jump and 12th in the 90m hurdles, with personal best performances in all three of these events. 

Concluding the exceptional results from the Seremet family was a fourth-place finish from Kalliyan Seremet in the Under 18 high jump, as well as 7th in the long jump.

Also achieving top ten placings at a national level was Madison Witt, who finished 9th in both the javelin and shot put, having earlier this year placed fourth at the National Heptathlon Championships.

While no longer a Sheldon College student, 2021 graduate Georgia Harris continued her great progression and won silver in the Under 20 200m and placed fourth in the 100m, to stake a strong claim for inclusion in Team Australia for the upcoming World Junior Championships in Columbia.

These outstanding performances at a national level closely follow the 2022 Queensland Athletics State Championships, at which seven Sheldon College students claimed 13 medals between them:

·        Sovannary Seremet won gold in sprint hurdles, silver in long jump and silver in triple     jump.

·        Kalliyan Seremet won gold in high jump and silver in long jump.

·        Leonardo Seremet won gold in long jump and bronze in the 100m.

·        Zoe Beith won gold in shot put (and bronze in open age women’s shot put).

·        Madison Witt won silver in shot put and bronze in javelin.

·        Luke Stachowicz won gold in javelin.

·        Liam Manson won silver in the hammer throw.

Congratulations to our hard-working student athletes, results such as these do not come without incredible drive and dedication!