JACK Davies and Stewart McSweyn led Victoria to gold in the Athletics Australia under-18 boys’ cross country championship in Adelaide.
The Ballarat duo finished in the top five in the 6000-metre event to enable Victoria to finish comfortably clear of Queensland in the team title, with ACT third.
Davies and McSweyn finished just outside the individual medals.
Davies was fourth and McSweyn fifth.
McSweyn’s performance also earned him a team silver medal for Victoria in the Australian School Sports titles, which were also contested parallel to the Australian Cross Country Championships.
Ballarat Regional Athletic Centre members were well represented in the team medals in Athletics Australia and school events.
Outside the medals, Angela Williamson put in an eye-catching run to finish ninth in the national open women’s 8km championship.
Not aligned to the Athletics Victorian team, she ran 34 minutes, 18 seconds.
The title went to New South Wales under-13 competitor Celia Sulohearn (31:36).
AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS (School Sports Victoria)
Stewart McSweyn (Eureka AC/Ballarat Clarendon College): Victorian under-18 boys’ team 6000m (4th individual);
Ryan Norman (Eureka AC/Ballarat High School): Victorian under-18 boys’ 6000m (10th individual);
Amy Canavan (Eureka AC/Meredith Primary School)): Victorian 10 years girls’ team 2000m (18th individual);
Rachel Waters (Eureka ACFCJ College Benalla): Victorian under-16 girls’ team 4000m (11th individual);
Courtney Scott (Eureka AC/Ballarat Clarendon College): Victorian under-18 girls’ team 4000m (13th individual);
Anna Kelly (Loreto College): Victorian under-20 girls’ team 6000m (4th individual).
Sam Williams (Wendouree/Alfredton PS): Victorian 12 years boys’ team 3000m (12th individual).
NATIONALS (Athletics Victoria)
Jack Davies (Eureka AC): Victorian under-18 boys’ team 6000m (4th individual);
Stewart McSweyn: Victorian under-18 boys’ team 6000m (5th individual).
Rachel Waters: Victorian under-16 girls’ team 4000m (11th individual);
Rhiannon White (Eureka AC): Victorian under-20 women’s team 6000mm (5th individual).