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Myriad of medals for local ‘stars’

David Lee November 22, 2017
TRI STATE WINS… From left, (back) The ConnectGV Shepparton Stars Team, Ben Grapentin, Julie Oldfield, Julie Keillor, Isaiah Briggs, Ben Sissons, Luke Godden, Emma Kilpatrick, Sarah Molyneaux. (Front), Darryl Markey Geoffrey Smith, Peter McKay, Sam Cook, Carley Favaro, James Chittick who came away from this year’s Tri State Games with a range of gold, silver and bronze medals. Photo: Supplied.

TRI STATE WINS… From left, (back) The ConnectGV Shepparton Stars Team, Ben Grapentin, Julie Oldfield, Julie Keillor, Isaiah Briggs, Ben Sissons, Luke Godden, Emma Kilpatrick, Sarah Molyneaux. (Front), Darryl Markey Geoffrey Smith, Peter McKay, Sam Cook, Carley Favaro, James Chittick who came away from this year’s Tri State Games with a range of gold, silver and bronze medals. Photo: Supplied.

GOLD, silver and bronze were the colours that ConnectGV’s Shepparton Stars were seeing, after coming home with a rough total of 16 medals following this year’s Tri State Games.

The team, comprising of Ben Grapentin, Ben Sission, Carley Favaro, Emma Kilpatrick, Julie Oldfield, Sam Cook, Isaiah Briggs, Peter McKay, Geoffrey Smith and Luke Godden took part in events including shot put, various walking and running events, table tennis, lawn bowls, bean bag target throw and various swimming events.

Team coach/instructor, Sarah Molyneaux said, “There were 330 competitors so to walk away with 16 medals from one organisation is a huge feat in itself.

“There are a few competitors that they were up against, so you can see how far the Shepparton Stars have come.

“Coming away from the event, they have experienced a great sense of achievement but have also formed new friendships and bonds with each other.

“There were also four or five personal best ribbons handed out to the team as well, where they had beaten their best times or distances by 10 percent or more, which is a fantastic outcome.”