ILLAWARRA Academy of Sport individual athlete Jarrod Twigg claimed gold in the 100m hurdles at the 2013 NSW CHS Athletics Championships held recently at Homebush.
In the centenary anniversary of the NSW CHS Athletics Championships, Twigg bagged four individual medals from six events, including smashing a NSW race record in the 100m hurdles to pick up gold.
Twigg also claimed silver in the under-14 long jump, leaping to an impressive 5.95 metres before rounding off the meet with a pair of bronze in the 100m and the javelin.
Twigg will now compete at the NSW All Schools Athletic Championships between October 10-13 to qualify for the Australian All Schools in Townsville in December.
Athletes meet minister
Last week athletes from all regional Academies of Sport throughout NSW attended a function at Parliament House in Sydney.
The athletes were recognised by Shelley Hancock, Speaker of the House, and the new Minister for Sport, Gabrielle Upton, who outlined the importance of both participation and elite development in sport.
Athletes from the IAS who attended the function were Mecenzi Howard (boccia), Joshua Kentwell (athletics) and Kieren Richards (hockey).
All of these athletes have just completed their 2013 Scholarship with the IAS and individually achieved some outstanding results.
Golf day fund-raiser
The IAS will host its annual golf day on Friday, November 15 at the The Links Shell Cove.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the IAS team on 4225 3899.
It is going to be a great day and a perfect opportunity to meet the IAS golf squad, enjoy 18 holes of golf, breakfast and lunch, plus more activities.
More Kentwell success
IAS individual athlete Joshua Kentwell claimed triple gold at the NSW Combined Catholic Colleges athletics carnival in Sydney last Friday.
A member at the IAS High Performance Resistance Training squad, Kentwell came home with gold in the 17 years’ 400m, 800m and 1500m events.
He also produced two personal best times in the 400m and 800m.
His 400m time of 51.8 was a huge three seconds better than his previous best.
He will now participate in the NSW All Schools in early October, where he will be competing in the 800m, 1500m and 2000m steeplechase, aiming to qualify for the Australian championships in Townsville later this year.