The 2018 Australian All Schools Championships were held over the weekend Cairns, QLD with Jaylah Hancock Cameron and Shayne Hargraves making the journey to compete on the National Stage . The Australian All Schools Championships, organised by Athletics Australia, is the National Track and Field Championships for school sport. The two and a half day competition has both individual medals and state team trophies. In the lead up to the event Jaylah's successes over the year, including her selection to represent Australia at the Youth Olympics in Argentina was recognised last week at the South Coast School Sports Association awards luncheon held at the Illawarra Turf Club. For the second year running, Jaylah received the “Brian Downes Trophy” for Most Outstanding Achievement in Athletics . An accolade very well deserved off the back of a highly successful year.
Above: Jaylah with coach Andae Kalemusic deservedly holding the “Brian Downes Trophy” for Most Outstanding Achievement in Athletics
You can watch Jaylah's 1500m race HERE
Above: Australian Champion!!!! under 18 s 1500m in a convincing win.
Also attending the School Sport Australia National Athletics Championships was Shayne Hargraves (Carroll College, Broulee) competing in the under 18yrs girls 3000m event. Shayne has had a stellar year and her selection to the Nationals was very well deserved. In torrential tropical conditions the wet Cairns track did not serve the teenager well in her 3000m event however she finished the race with a very gutsy 7th placing and comes away from the Nationals with a wealth of experience under her belt in readiness for the 2019 events ahead that will see her as being an athlete to watch.