Distance Running Masterclass
On a midsummer’s night at Bass Hill, whilst most of us were celebrating Valentine’s Day, two of Waverley’s finest young prospects were setting The Crest Athletics Track alight with outstanding performances over 1,500m.
Both Evan Rowbotham (13s) and Asher Thomasyu (16s) competing for Randwick Botany Harriers ran lifetime bests of 4:16.43 and 4:05.97 respectively.
The significance of these runs is remarkable, considering Evan ran 11s under the current 13 years school record of 4:27.06 set in 2015. Evan will look to replicate and improve this performance over the rest of the summer and during the school season, where he can solidify his name in the record books.
Asher finds himself only marginally off (0.5s) the current 16 years school record of 4:05.47 set in 2017, and with many races to come including the NSW and Australian Championships, much like Evan, he has many more opportunities to improve upon this mark.
A massive congratulations to Evan and Asher who have been training hard all summer long, and we wish them all the best for the remainder of the season and into the future.
Mr Jeremy Roff
Track & Field Head Coach