March 15, 2016

Achievements

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Personal Best Times for Sprints:

100m – 10.88 sec

200m – 21.75 sec

400m – 47.57 sec


Malaysia

May 2015
1st Asian Youth Games – Bronze in the U/18 400m
[During the finals unfortunately Russel’s hamstring pulled]

July 2015
[Russel was unable to go to the World Youth Games due to a pulled hamstring]

September 2015
Russel went to the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa and ran the 100 and 200. Russel made it to the semi finals in the 200m and came 5th in his 100m race. [Grade 1 hamstring applied during this event].

July 2016
Sukma Games
Open 4x100m event – Bronze with Perak relay team.

Australia

13th March 2011
Australian Athletics Junior Championships held in Sydney.
Under 14 100 metre final – 1st Place
Under 14 200 metre final – 1st Place

26th March 2011
Tasmanian State Championships held in Hobart.
Under 14 100 metre final – 1st Place
Under 14 200 meter final – 1st Place
Under 14 400 meter final – 1st Place
Under 16 100 meter final – 5th Place
22nd and 23rd October 2011

Tasmanian Schools Competition [Selection for State All Schools Team] held in Hobart.
Under 14 200 metre – 1st Place
Under 14 100 metre – 1st Place
Under 14 400 metre – 1st Place
3rd and 4th December 2011

Australian All Schools Championship Nationals held in Brisbane
Under 14 200 metre final – 1st Place
Under 14 100 meter – 1st Place

5th December 2011
Australian Schools Knockouts Championships Nationals [representing Hutchins at this competition] held in Brisbane
Junior Division [Under 15’s] 100 metre – 1st Place
Junior Division [Under 15’s] 4 x 200 metre relay – 1st Place

March 2012 – Australian Athletics Junior Championships held in Sydney
Under 15 200 metre finals – 3rd Place
March 2012 – Tasmanian State Championships held in Hobart
Under 15 100 metre finals – 1st Place
Under 15 200 metre finals – 1st Place

Awards

2010/2011 Season
Under 14 Tasmanian Athlete of the Year [Russel was the first person to hold the new trophy/first name engraved into the trophy] Hobart/South Athlete of the Year
OVA Athletics Club Junior Athlete of the Year
Under 14 100 metre and 200 metre National Champion
Under 14 100 metre, 200 metre and 400 metre State Champion – First person from Tasmania to win both the sprint events at the Nationals

2011/2012 Season
Junior OVA Athlete of the Year
Under 14 100 metre and 200 metre National Champion
Under 15 200 metre bronze medallist
State Under 14 and Under 15 100 metre, 200 metre and 400 metre Champion
State Records – Holding the previous and current Under 14 100 metre and 200 metre State record
Holding the Under 15 100 metre record

2012 -2013 Athletic Season
Australian All Schools Championships Nationals held in Hobart
[NB Running up an age group for this competition] Under 16 100 metres – 9th Placed
Under 16 200 metres – 7th Placed
[Note – Second best time in the Under 16 Division running 22.56 in the heats]

Australian Schools Knockouts Championship Nationals [representing Hutchins School held in Launceston] [Note – running against people 2 years older] Intermediate 100 metre – Overall 4th Place
Intermediate 200 metre – Overall 5th Place
Intermediate Medley Relay – 5th Place
Overall Hutchins Intermediate got 3rd Best in the Country

Australian Athletics Junior Championships 2013 held in Perth, Australia
Under 16 200 metres – 1st Place
Under 16 100 metres – 4th Place

Tasmanian State Championships held in Hobart
Open Men’s 100 metre – 7th Place
Under 16 200 metres – 1st Place
Under 16 100 metres – 1st Place
Under 16 400 metres – 1st Place
Open Men’s 4 x 100 metre Relay – 3rd Place
Open Men’s 4 x 400 metre Relay – 2nd Place

2012 – 2013 Athletics Season Awards

Athletic South Athlete of the Year
Under 16 Sandy Bay Harriers Athlete of the Year

Records:

Under 15 100, 200 and 400 metre State Records
[Russel broke the 100 record 2 times and broke the 200 metre record 3 times] [Russel equalled the Under 15 400 metre record] [Russel beat the Under 16 National Record but did not count due to wind just going over]

Other Sports
AFL
2011 – Sandy Bay Lions Under 13’s
Russel was the leading Goal Scorer and 3rd in the best and fairest
Russel made the Leadership Group
2011 Russel made the Blue versus Gold representative game [where they pick the best players from each club to mix and compete against each other] 2013 Russel was picked for the Hobart Football Team

2011 – Rugby Union
Russel played for the State Under 15 Rugby Union Team

2013
Sandy Bay Under 16 Football Team – Russel won the award for Best and Fairest
Russel made the Sandy Bay Under 16 A Team
Russel made the Blue and Gold Team for Under 15
Russel made the Southern Football side Under 15

2013 – 2014 Running Season
New Personal Best of:
100 metres [Time 11.02] State-wide Interschool’s Record
200 metres [Time 22.13] 400 metres [Time 49.40]

1 December 2013 – Richmond Carnival
1st Place in the men’s open handicap 70 and 120 metre races.
Ranked 4th overall in Tasmania ranking list of all time for the 100 metre and 200 metre 5th overall in the 400m
Ranked 3rd in Tasmania ranking list for 2013 – 2014 season for 100m, 200, and ranked 3rd for 400 metre

16th November 2013
1st in open men’s 100 metre handicap race
2nd in open men’s 200 metre handicap
9th December 2013 – School Knockouts Nationals [representing Hutchins] 4th in Senior Men’s Relay [Russel was against Year 11 and 12 and was selected for the Senior Team] [Russel was currently in Year 9].

2014
Selected for the AFL Tasmanian U/16 State Trials [Russel turned this offer down due to running commitments] 4th in U/17 200m final – Australian Junior Championships – March 13, 2014
1st in U/17 400m final – Australian Junior Championships – March 13, 2014
Competed in the U/17 100m, just missed out on finals – March 16, 2014
Open Tasmanian State Championships – 2nd in 400m final – March 22, 2014
Qualified for the Australian Open Athletic Championships

2014 Tasmanian All School Championships
2nd in 100m
2nd in 200m

2014 Victorian All School Championships
1st in U/17 200m final

2014 Australian All School Nationals
100m U/18 final [year group above] Russel was disqualified for false start
200m U/18 final – 5th place

Australian All School National Championships – Russel was in senior team for Year 11 and 12 [Russel was in Year 10] 3rd in Senior 100m
1st in Senior 400m
3rd in Senior Medley Relay
2014 Reunion Day Event in Hobart
3rd in open men’s 100m final
1st in open men’s 400m handicap race [I was the back marker]

2014:  Russel was selected into the U/17 Australian National Team and TIS Emerging Talent Scholarship.

2015

2015 Hobart Carnival
1st in the 120m gift final
2nd in the 300m final

2015 Briggs Athletic Meet
Russel competed in the Open Men’s 400m – A race open final – 8th Place

NSW Athletics Junior Championship 2015
100m U/18 – 3rd place
200m U/18 – 2nd place

Tasmanian Junior Athletics Championships
1st in U/18 100m
1st in U/18 200m
1st in U/18 400m
1st in 4×400 U/18 relay
2nd in U/18 4x100m relay

Australia Junior National Championships
1st in U/20 4x100m relay
1st in U/18 400m
3rd in U/18 200m final
Russel missed out of the U/18 100m final by 2 places.

2015 Tasmanian Open Athletics Championships
1st in 400m men’s race
1st in 4×100 open men’s relay
1st in 4x400m open men’s relay
4th in 200m open men’s

Russel has completed a Level 1 Coach Course Accreditation for Sprints, Jumps and Throws.
Russel has also completed a Certificate 3 in Fitness.

2016 – School Sports Awards
Russel was named co-captain of The Hutchins School Athletics Team and awarded JA Newman Cup for Champion Athlete of the school for a consecutive year.

2017 – Australian Capital Territory State Athletics Championships 2017
5th place Under 20 400m
5th place Under 20 200m

2017 – Queensland State Athletics Championships
2nd place under 20 200m

Goals to be achieved in 2017/2018:

Russel will potentially be competing at the Oceania Games in late June/beginning of July in Fiji.
Russel’s goals for 2018 are to qualify for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, and the Sukma Games held in Perak, Malaysia.

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