TWO of Wally Warner’s students – Lachie Rasmussen and Tayla Parker – have had busy months on the track which culminated in medals for the pair.
Rasmussen’s crowning moment came at the Secondary CIS Carnival on September 20.
The young gun was competing in the 12-15 years boys AWD and bagged four medals for his efforts.
Rasmussen has been competing at this level since Year 4 and said he enjoyed long jump the most.
It shows, too, with the athlete picking up a silver in the event along with another second placing in the 200-metre race.
He also picked up bronzes in the 100-metre and 800-metre races.
Parker’s talents lie in longer distance events.
She competed in her first open competition – the Australian Cross Country Championships – on August 26 in Woolongong and surprised herself with a bronze medal in the para 16-20 years girls event.
This was just a bit different because it was a non-school event. It was a bit of a shock when I got third.Tayla Parker
“I’m pretty proud of that,” Parker said.
“I’ve been in the top three every time I’ve gone to nationals since 2012.
“This was just a bit different because it was a non-school event. It was a bit of a shock when I got third.”