Hayley Wainwright with her silver medal at the state championships.
Hayley Wainwright with her silver medal at the state championships. Bec Rogers

Six medallists for Rogers Sports Coaching team at champs

ATHLETICS: Scots PGC student Hayley Wainwright ran one of the best 800m in the Queensland State Track and Field Championships in Brisbane to move from sixth to second in multi-event for 10 years athletics.

She was one of a large contingent of athletes from Rogers Sports Coaching to perform well late last week in Brisbane.

St Joseph's, Stanthorpe, medallists Katie-Lee and Darius Jansink this year.
St Joseph's, Stanthorpe, medallists Katie-Lee and Darius Jansink this year. Liana Walker

"Never in our wildest dreams did we expect such an amazing two days, it has blown us away,” RSC co-coach Bec Rogers said.

Hayley ran two minutes, 41 seconds, in the 800m, to secure silver in a time that would have put her fourth in the individual event.

"She seems to be a really good middle distance runner and could look at the individual 800m in the future,” Rogers said.

"Hayley also ran an anchor leg in the relay for a second placing.”

St Joseph's Stanthorpe thrower and Warwick Little Athletics Centre member Darius Jansink won 10 years shot put and discus.

His sister Katie-Leigh Jansink was second in 12 years shot put.

Stanthorpe thrower Jacob Kent (Amiens) was fifth in 11 years discus until pulling out a brilliant last throw to move up to second.

Jack Smith, from Millmerran State School, was second in 12 years shot put and third in discus.

St Mary's, Goondiwindi, athlete Wilbur Wood was third in the long jump and fourth in high jump.

Four athletes from RSC with top-10 finishes

Riley Hegarty (St Mary's, Goondiwindi) was fourth in high jump and Bailey Harm (Scots PGC) sixth in high jump.

Cooper Murray (Glennie Heights) moved up to eighth in 11 years multi event after a blistering 800m in 2:37 in the last event.

A week after having surgery of his hand, Tanner Henley, 11 years (Scots PGC) was 10th in shotput after increasing his personal best best by .36 with a distance of 10.59m.

Qualifiers for nationals in Darwin

Six of the RSC placegetters, Darius and Katie-Leigh Jansink, Jacob Kent, Hayley Wainwright, Jack Smith and Wilbur Wood have qualified for the nationals on September 19-23 in Darwin.

Young athletes achieving top spots

Harry Hume (St Mary's) was 16th in 11 years shot put after training with RSC.

Scots PGC student Nicholas Denny was first in the 100m, second in 200m and third in 100m.

Other Southern Downs athletes to compete at the state championships include Scots PGC pair Ellyse Kruger and Riley Wainwright and Lara Santo (Warwick West).

See future athletics story on Nicholas Denny and his older brother Tom.



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