Armidale Athletics club members Stuart Geddes, Matt Campion and Kelsie Youman pull off podium finishes at CHS championships

POTENTIAL: Stuart Geddes and Matt Campion are athletes on the rise.

POTENTIAL: Stuart Geddes and Matt Campion are athletes on the rise.

Local athletic guns have once again brought home a swag of medals from a state competition. 

Armidale's Stuart Geddes, Glen Innes’ Matt Campion and Guyra’s Kelsie Youman are all part of the Armidale Athletics club and snagged podium places at the NSW combined high schools event. 

Representing North West, Campion and Geddes took out gold and silver respectively in the 3000 metre steeplechase while Youman earned silver in the 800m and 1500m.

At last year’s event Geddes picked up three medals and heading into his final race this year, he hadn’t bagged one from his opening two events. With that in mind, the distance runner set about to step on to the podium. 

“Being in the age group 17 plus, I knew it was going to be a tough time finishing on the podium in some races. I was going in to the comp hoping for a podium finish in my 3km and 2km steeple and running my first ever sub two minute 800m.”