Blessed with Midas touch

February 21, 2018

Some of Shepparton’s medal winners from the weekend.

Alex Barnes, Shepparton.

Lydia Woloszyn, Seymour.

Zac McKenzie, EchucaMoama.

Elijah McLeod, Shepparton.

Anja Taylor, Shepparton.

Jett Bruton, Shepparton.

Hannah Smith, Shepparton.

Gretel Holmes, Shepparton.

Shepparton Little Athletics Centre cleaned up at the weekend’s Northern Country Region Championships.

The host outfit claimed a remarkable 59 medals from just 44 competitors at McEwen Reserve, with 21 gold medals awarded to Shepparton members.

The 13 individual gold medallists have directly qualified for the upcoming (March 10-11) state titles, but with fields filled through next-fastest times and longest distances the local centre will certainly produce more qualifiers in the coming weeks.

More than 300 athletes from the across the region competed at the weekend, with the refurbished athletics facility showcased to hundreds more parents, officials and spectators.

News photographer Julie Mercer was on hand to capture all of the action.

Shepparton medal winners: Antonio Vaitohi, Matthew Dimit, Jett Bruton, Mitchell Grumley, Reeve Evans, Noah Hangan, Connor Fallon, Gretel Holmes, Harriet Gall, Katie Barnes, Alice Ludlow, Matilda Cherney, Remi Bruton, Dylan Scoble, Flynn Grumley, Alex Barnes, Aden Schreck, Hunter Fitzsimmons, Ada Coonerty, Holly Kirby, Kasey Boschetti, Charlette Gray, Khyara Austen, Anja Taylor, Hannah Smith, Olivia Coonerty and Hanna Taylor.

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