Courtney Geraghty(16) has become NT's golden girl, winning three gold medals at the Championships. Representing Australia Courtney Geraghty ran a personal best of 57.30 seconds to win the women's Under-20 400-metre event. 30 minutes later she ran in the third leg of a four by 100-metre relay to earn her second gold medal of the day. A day later Courtney Geraghty won her third gold medal in women's Under-20 200-metre event after running a personal best of 25.49 seconds.
Representing Northern Australia, Darren Peacock (36) won silver in the men’s Open 5000 metre race. Darren needed accelerate to a time of 16’13.19” to assure the silver medal. In the same event, Paul de Jesus (42) became 6th with a time of 17’12.91”. Both times would possibly have been better if the timetable was more distance runner friendly. However, the results should motivate both athletes to contest for the win in the coming ABC Half marathon in Darwin.
Representing the Australian team, medical student Michael Ryde (23) obtained a bronze medal in the men’s Open 1500 event by running a solid time of 4’12.47”. Just a couple of hours before the race, Michael was still having an exam for his medical degree in a room of the James Cook University. A day later Michael competed in the men’s Open 800 metre, event in which he ended in a 6th place with a time of 1’59.72”.
Representing Northern Australia, Amada Morris (24) clocked two season bests in the women’s Open 200 and 400 metre sprint with times of 25.98 and 58.45 seconds respectively.
Full results from Oceania Regional Championships can be viewed on the ANQ website at http://athleticsnorthqld.org.au/content/blogcategory/84/213/
Thanks to all athletes and officials for a great week.