Versatile athlete excels

ILLAWARRA Academy of Sport Individual Athlete Lucy Cliff had some fantastic results at the Huskinson 1 Triathlon.

Cliff finished second in the 14-15 year category of the Enticer with 30.55, coming fourth in the all female category.

Cliff also competes in the pool and at the Wests Illawarra qualifying carnival won gold in the 13-14 age 100-metre butterfly and 100-metre backstroke, with silver in the 50-metre and 100-metre freestyle and 50-metre butterfly.

Future equestrian star

IAS BlueScopeWIN Individual Athlete Jamie Priestley recently competed at the World Cup show in Shepparton, Victoria.

Priestley joined 110 other riders in the Talent Spotters' 'stars of the future' event.

Battling it out for more than five hours she jumped three perfect rounds and claimed an impressive bronze medal in a star-studded field of riders.

Priestley capped off an impressive weekend by claiming gold in the Junior Grand Prix Championships.

Among a field of riders from throughout the country, Priestley blitzed the competition and won the final in thrilling circumstances to add gold to her medal tally.

Priestley is now preparing for the Sydney World Cup show this weekend at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre, before heading to Holland to compete on December 8.

BaiMed 100 100's for Disability Trust

Illawarra Academy of Sport staff and athletes recently showed their support for IAS partner BaiMed Sports Physiotherapy by participating in the annual 100 100's charity challenge event, held at Beaten Park last Saturday.

The 100 100's is the brainchild of BaiMed's principal physiotherapist and 2013 Young Business Leader of the Year, Mick Baines, who created the event to raise money for The Disability Trust.

In the event, individuals or teams complete 100 metres on 100 occasions in 100 minutes.

"This is the perfect opportunity for workplaces in the Illawarra to promote and encourage healthy living and workplace camaraderie, as well as giving something back to the community and supporting The Disability Trust," Baines said.

"The Disability Trust provides care to over 3000 clients in the Illawarra region and relies on the generous support of the community through a number of charity events like the 100 100's."

The Academy of Sport sponsored the event and entered a team consisting of acting general manager Shannon Fraser, business administration officer Angela Ratini and accountant Selin Kahraman, along with athletes Joshua Kentwell and Sarah Gomes.

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