Sport Report

Victorian Age Swimming Championships

A record number of Haileybury students competed in the Victorian Age Swimming Championships in March, representing our very own swimming club—Haileybury Aquatic. Every single one of these 18 students swam personal best times over the five days of competition.

There were many outstanding results with Tommy Lane (Year 11) winning the gold medal in the 400m freestyle by a dominating six seconds. It was a world class time for his age and he will be exciting to watch at the Australian Championships in April. Tommy also collected a silver in the 800m freestyle.

Campbell Wilson-Moran (Year 9) continued his dominating form. Campbell won the coveted Swimming Victoria Age Group Champion title with five gold, three silver and a bronze medal across the freestyle and backstroke events. He also dominated in the 200m backstroke, winning the event by a staggering seven seconds. He will be another exciting contender to keep an eye on at the Australian Championships next month.

Campbell was also part of the silver medal winning 4x50 medley relay team. This is the Club’s very first relay medal at State Championships. Alana McDuff (Year 8) also put in a great performance after an interrupted preparation due to injury and COVID-19. She finished in the top 10 in all five of her individual events.


Trampolining

Flynn Gregor (Year 10) will represent Victoria at the State Trampoline Championships later this year.

Flynn has also been selected for sponsorship by the Australian Institute of Sport and the Victorian Institute of Sport. This supports participation in the Olympic pathway program. Flynn has the potential to compete at national and international competitions this year and we wish him all the very best.

Athletics

Amy Bunnage and Lucinda Rourke (OH 2021) competed in the Open National 3,000m title at the Sydney Track Classic over the long weekend. Chasing World Junior qualifying times, both athletes moved into the Open category.

The pace was slow for the first few laps as runners pushed and shoved each other and it was left to Amy to ramp things up and take the lead mid-race for two laps. Amy hung on to finish 10th in 9m 17.42sec, which was a personal best.

Lucinda finished 11th in 9m 26.14sec which was also a personal best.

Sean Allcock

Director of Haileybury Sport