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2022/23 Centre Champion Club – Dolphins. Photo - BMLAC

The 2022/23 BMLAC track & field season came to a conclusion last Saturday with the Centre Championship Day held at Masons Lane Reserve.

Athletes competed in their 5 chosen events, with medals up for grabs for the top 3 placegetters. The clinking of medals could be heard throughout the day as athlete’s outstanding results were rewarded.

The excitement from athletes as they arrived early for check-in and to prepare for the penultimate day of the season was exciting. Mackenzie Estlick (Dolphins) who set a new Under 15 Triple Jump record, breaking a 15 year old record, jumping a new distance of 10.19m. Mackenzie will now represent Victoria at the Australian Little Athletics Championships next month.

Once events had concluded, athletes and supporters came together for the 2022/23 Track and Field Season Centre presentations. President, Maria Downes congratulated everyone on a fabulous season recognising our wonderful athletes, officials and all our valued sponsors.

Special thanks went to the outgoing Committee members who will finish their time at BMLAC and especially Maria who is stepping down as President after nine years in the position and particularly after a challenging last 12 months ensuring the Pat Lane Pavilion renovations were completed – thank you.

Little Athletics Victoria service awards were presented to 7 year participants – Jacob Ragusa, Charlie Del Mastro, Myah Estlick, Lillian Roberts, Harrison Lovett, James White. 10 year service certificates were presented to Alex Lloyd, Samuel White and Oliver Carr.

Centre Age group Champions and Runner-Up award winners
(Boys and Girls)

Winners – Kyson Berryman & Poppy McClure
R/Up – Kai Mills & Millicent Johansen
Winners – Hendrix Wake & Blaithe Fletcher
R/Up – Saatvik Dwarampudi, Olive Blockland
Winners – Jacob Cassar, Mia Dutt
R/Up – Kobi Hehir, Milla Jones
Winners – Lucas Priestley, Nyah Halfhide
R/Up – Sampath Dwarampudi, Mya Berryman
Winners – Angus Norman, Anni Clarke
R/Up – Liam Way, Alexis Farrell
Winners – Harrison Lovett, Halo Arahanga
R/Up – Ezekiel Horne, Billie Del Mastro
Winners – Dushan Baniluk, Mathilde Grant
R/Up – Elijah Sundqvist, Myah Estlick
Winners – Patrick Lovett, Evie White
R/Up – Nicholas Mai, Patrick Lovett
Winners – Nicholas Ide, Evie White
R/Up – Troy Lee, Sadie Jones
Winners – Felix Cukavac, Mackenzie Estlick
R/Up – Alex Lloyd, Hannah Lee
Winners – Samuel White, Emma Stewart
Winners – Braydn Rich, Bridie Shanahan
R/Up – Jonas Cukavac, Danielle Ide

The overall Centre Champions were awarded to Mia Dutt, Hendrix Wake (Juniors), Mathilde Grant, Harrison Lovett (Intermediate) and Mackenzie Estlick and Samuel White (Seniors). Encouragement awards were presented to Jaz Ferreira, Alex Cauchi and Jacob Ragusa. Special awards were presented to Skyla Berryman for the Jim Lilburne 100m Award, Nyah Halfhide for the Wayne Arnold High Jump award, Nicholas Ide was awarded the Troy Lorensini Sportsmanship Award, Mackenzie Estlick was presented with the Trevor Lyne Triple Jump trophy while Nicholas Ibrahim was the Most Improved athlete for the season. The Egg Board Shield for the Champion Club was won by the Dolphins.

The Centre will take a short break and return for the Winter Cross Country season, the first competition will be held on Saturday 29 April at Masons Lane Reserve commencing at 10.30am. Summer registered athlete fees include the Cross Country season, while new members are welcome to register for Cross Country for a small fee.

The Centre AGM will be held on Wednesday 3 May at 7.30pm at the clubrooms.