Lachie Rasmussen and Tayla Parker produce the goods on the running track

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.

PERFORMING: Tayla Parker and Lachie Rasmussen show off medals the pair claimed over the past couple of months. Photo: Gareth Gardner

PERFORMING: Tayla Parker and Lachie Rasmussen show off medals the pair claimed over the past couple of months. Photo: Gareth Gardner

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.”