Athlete of the Month – October, 2015

We have counted all the votes and the winner of our inaugural Athlete of the Month (for October) is awarded to 16 year-old Zach Facioni. Congratulations!

Award_Template_October2015WinnerFacioni took the win, polling 76 votes to defeat Jess Trengove (66), while third place ended up going to another teenager Catherine Miller (46). Milly Clark was overtaken late in polling, ending up in 4th with 45 votes.

The winner takes home an individual prize valued at $100. The prize is an ‘Experience Gold Class Package’ through Event Cinemas. This prize is also up for grabs over the coming domestic season – applicable from November right through to April, 2016.

Stay tuned of for the athlete listing that will be posted for the November athlete of the month, which should include the likes of Jordan Gusman, Morgan Mitchell and Bridey Delaney.

The Winner – Zach Facioni

Zach_Facioni01Facioni was nominated for the athlete of the month after his tremendous performances at the NSW All Schools Championships. Facioni smashed two Championship records in both the 1500m (3.52.92) and the 3000m (8.34.44) – records previously held by recent 2015 World Championship representatives in James Nipperess and Ryan Gregson respectively.

Facioni then went on to smash his personal best again in the 3000m (8.13.71) when placing behind another teenage middle distance star in Josh Torley (8.11.84) at the NSW State 3000m Championships, Facioni now looks forward to the Australian All Schools Championships next month in Melbourne.