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Behind the Athlete Podcast: Brenda And Peter Cashin, the parents of Amy Cashin

In this podcast series by School Sports Victoria, they catch up with the significant support people who play a vital part in the athletes’ sporting journeys. They spend time interviewing parents, coaches, teachers, principals, even fiancés; anyone who has played a significant role in the sporting life of these fabulous Team Vic Alumni athletes. 

Recently Brenda and Peter Cashin were interviewed as the parents of Amy Cashin. Amy is a Team Vic Alumni and an Olympian.

You can listen to the podcast at the following link: https://anchor.fm/school-sport-victoria/episodes/Brenda-And-Peter-Cashin--the-parents-of-Amy-Cashin--Amy-is-Team-Vic-Alumni-and-an-Olympian-competing-in-the-3000-Steplechase-e14vvbs/a-a677r0k

Claire Hodgart Athletics SA State XC Champion

Claire Hodgart Athletics SA State XC Champion

Congratulations to Claire Hodgart, winning the Athletics South Australia Open Women's State XC Champion.

Racing 10km on a 2km looped course through Victoria Park, Claire was able to put some pressure on the field mid race and then comfortably pulled away for a strong finish.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Jack Rayner

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Jack Rayner

It was an incredible effort just to get there, Jack! Unfortunately a stress reaction in his femur forced Jack Rayner to withdraw during the marathon at Tokyo 2020 in Sapporo. 

Shout out to Jack’s teammates in the race; Liam Adams (24th, 2:15:51) and Brett Robinson (66th, 2:24:04) - the green and gold battled valiantly in tough conditions!

From Jack himself: "For anyone wondering what it’s like to start a marathon after missing a month of training, it’s not fun (Stress reaction in femur). Olympic debut plus first and hopefully last race I’ll ever pull out of. Thanks for all the messages of support!!"

A credit for still getting out there and having a crack! You're an Olympian and we know you’ll be back, Jack - wishing you all the best with your recovery!

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Amy Cashin

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Amy Cashin

An amazing effort for Amy Cashin in her first-ever Olympic Games! 9:34.67 for the 3km Steeplechase in sweltering conditions - doing the green and gold proud!

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Morgan Mitchell

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Morgan Mitchell

Great to see Morgan Mitchell representing the green and gold in the 800m. Morgan raced in Heat 1 of the Women's 800m. It was a strong effort coming through the first lap in 1:01.9, 0.7 of a second off the race leader, however could not quite hold on for a qualifying position.

As Morgan put it herself "Tough journey just to get here, and in the end it just wasn't my day. Still processing everything, but I'll be sweet".

It may not have been the outcome you had hoped for, but we are all proud of how you have represented yourself and Australia. Congratulations on being a dual Olympian!

Cruden Farm Race Wrap Round 4 XCR21

Cruden Farm Race Wrap Round 4 XCR21

After nearly 2 months of no racing due to Covid lockdowns the 2021 XCR season was re-started with the re-scheduled Round 4 race at Cruden Farm. As expected the overall numbers across all clubs were down with many athletes prioritising the State XC championships only a week later.  Despite this it was a successful event and the course was one of the best cross country courses with rolling hills, a few muddy patches, some good long fast sections cutting through forests and ferns and best of all no Ditch of Death!  Due to the low numbers we struggled to field full teams with only our Premier and Div 2 men teams being filled.  Standout results for the day were the Men’s Premier division team win, Ebony Dodemaide’s win in the Women U20 and Liam Cashin’s first individual XCR medal, third place in the 12km.  Thanks to Nina Kennedy for volunteering to be our AV helper.

Olympic Team Announcement Tokyo 2020

Olympic Team Announcement Tokyo 2020

Congratulations to our Olympians Amy Cashin, Jack Rayner and Morgan Mitchell!

Amy Cashin runs Tokyo Olympic qualifier

Amy Cashin runs Tokyo Olympic qualifier

Fantastic news from the USA. Amy Cashin ran an Olympic Qualifier, 9:28.60, for the 3000m Steeplechase in Portland Oregon at the Stumptown Twilight.

Jack Rayner selected to represent Australia in the Olympic Games Marathon

Jack Rayner selected to represent Australia in the Olympic Games Marathon

Congratulations to Jack Rayner on his selection to represent Australia in the Olympic Games Marathon.

2020/21 Presentation Night

2020/21 Presentation Night

A great night out at the Italian Sports Club Of Werribee, celebrating our 2020/21 COVID-interrupted year of athletics. Congratulations to all our winners and to those who participated in athletic events. Thank-you to everyone who contributed throughout the year and special thanks to those who made the Presentation Evening a success.