Extra motivation for Ipswich club winners
FORMER club champion and Australian representative Lynten Johnson was guest speaker at the latest Ipswich and District Athletic Club awards presentation.
Johnson still holds records at Ipswich Grammar School.
He represented Australia in long jump and the 4x100m relay at the 1988 World Junior Championships in Canada.
The sprint sensation spoke about his achievements, inspiring the next generation of current Ipswich athletes.
He emphasised the message "Give it a go and never give up''.
Johnson's visit came as 2017/18 club champion Montanna McAvoy achieved another World Junior qualifying standard of 10 minutes, 17 seconds in her 3000m steeplechase competition on the Gold Coast.
McAvoy received a number of awards at the club's annual presentation function last weekend.
2017/18 Ipswich & District Athletic Club Inc. Awards
Club Champion: Montanna McAvoy. Club Achiever of the Year: Montanna McAvoy.
President's Award: Montanna McAvoy (U/20 3000m Steeplechase, 10.10.23, Commonwealth Youth Games qualifier).
Les Scott Encouragement: Jade Hardy-Synott.
U/20 Male Bremer Chiropractic: Nicholas Grant. U/20 Female Bremer Chiropractic: Montanna McAvoy.
Interclub Participation of 2017/2018 Erin Wright
Australian titleholders during the 2017/18 season: Jessica Rowe (U/14 hammer throw), Rochelle Vidler (U/18 hammer throw), Montanna McAvoy (U/20 5000m and 3000m Steeplechase).
Volunteer of the Year: Rochelle Carrick.
Club rookies: Alexander Gough and Jessica Rowe.
Club development: Rochelle Vidler, Montanna McAvoy, Erin Wright, Kyra Domrow F12, Hayley Wright, Kiara Condon, Alexander Gough, Benjamin Thomas.
Highest points for cross country: Male - Alex Davies. Female: Tamara Carvolth and Camryn Novinetz.
Highest points for track: Senior male - Benjamin Thomas. Female: Hayley Wright.
Highest points for field: Senior male - Patrick McCarthey. Senior female: Kiara Condon.
Highest points for track: Junior male - Cooper Farnsworth. Junior female: Toby Stolberg.
Highest points for field: Junior male - Cooper Farnsworth. Junior female: Jessica Rowe.
Club recognition at national championships: Jessica Rowe, Toby Stolberg, Cooper Farnsworth (U/14); Kiara Condon, Erin Wright (U/15); Camryn Novinetz, Laylani Va'ai, Joshua Carrick (U/16); Hayley Wright, Rochelle Vidler, Benjamin Thomas, Alexander Gough (U/18); Montanna McAvoy, Tyla Stolberg (U/20); Kyra Domrow (TF12 Ambulant); Alex Davies, Ryan Stewart, Jude Thomas (U/17); Patrick McCarthey (Masters 30-34yrs); Darrin Norwood (Masters 35-39yrs); Michael Berlin (Masters 45-49yrs).