Fast Track Athletics: Queensland School Sports’ Biggest Track and Field Medal Harvest

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Fast Track Athletics has won the most medals in recent Queensland School Sports track and field titles at QSAC.

Fast Track Athletics has won the most medals in recent Queensland School Sports track and field titles at QSAC, Nathan.

Head coach Murray Watkins said 50 athletes finished in the top five or better, while the club have also won more than 30 medals.

The Daisy Hill-based track club amassed eight gold, 17 silver and six bronze.

Jackson Pope, 16, stole the show by winning two gold and three silver.

He also achieved national qualifying times in four events.

Adam Kovacevic won gold in the 18-year-old long and triple jump, and middle distance specialist Chekole Getenet won gold in the 18-year-old 1500 and 3000m.

Dartagnan Kouen won two silver medals in the 18-year-old 200m and 400m, while Aiden Cusworth also won two silver medals in the 16-year-old 400m and 110m hurdles.

The other silver medalists were Brian Foster in the 400m at 16, Kirsten McEwan in the 400m at 13, Jess Smith in the 800m at 18 and Larrissa Vickers in the 3000m walk at 15.

Mohamed Kenneh was a 17-year-old 400m medalist with Christian Jurianz and Nick Meek who clinched bronze medals in the sprint in the national qualifying times.

Jack Kelley, a 15-year-old exhibitor in the 2000m steeplechase, will also be heading to Cairns for the national championships.

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Zion Jenner, Tom Dauncey and Danita Smith were unlucky not to win medals, closing in on fourth place. “Our elementary school runners also contributed to the medal count with Bailey Burns winning gold in the 4x100m relay and silver in the 100m.

“Locky Pennissi also won silver in the 800m at 11.

“The two boys will also join the older boys qualifying for the national championships,” Watkins said.

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