September 12, 2019
Box Hill athletes Nana Owusu-Afriyie (4x100m relay), Harry Summers (10,000m), and Georgia Griffith (1500m) have been selected to represent Australia at the World Athletics Championships in Doha later this month.
It is a huge honour to be selected to represent your country and Box Hill is very proud. A big shout out to our Box Hill coaches Tony ‘as fast as a leopard’ Marsh (Nana) and Steve ‘not sure about that’ Ellinghaus (Georgia).
The Championships will be televised on Foxtel (Eurosport).
The selections followed a successful weekend last month at the National Cross Country Championships in Wollongong, NSW, where several Box Hill athletes represented Victoria.
Courtney Powell came a very impressive 4th in the Open Women’s 10k, and Andre Waring 8th in the Open Mens. Congratulations to both.
In the Womens U18, Ashlee Treagus finished an impressive 7th. In the Women’s Under 20 6k, Holly Hart, who stepped up from the 800m, finished 39th, while Amy Atkinson (also a 800m runner) unfortunately was injured at the 4 kilometre mark and had to withdraw.
In the Men’s Under 20s, Josh Mcleod finished 13th, while in the Under 18s Doug Buckeridge placed 15th (4th in the Under 17 age group) and Dharma Deal 49th. Unfortunately, Mac Anderson (son of legendary distance runner Darren) was forced to withdraw due to injury a few weeks back.