North Beach life member Barrie Kernaghan (pictured above right) has bagged 3 State & 3 National Gold medals at this year’s Masters State and Australian Championships.

At 73 years young, the former Hamersley Little Athletics & Karrinyup Seniors president has had a marvellous season in Track & Field this year winning the state M70 60m, 100m & 200m events.

Choosing not to run the 400m at states because of a niggling groin injury, and battling a debilitating knee problem all season, Kernaghan has managed to come up trumps when it counted most. A fantastic effort by the regular Australian representitive.

He added another 3 Gold medals at the Australian Masters Championships in the 200m, 400m & 4x400m relay events in Melbourne. And narrowly missed out on another 2 gold medals by snatching silver in the 60m & 100m track events.

The Blues veteran competes every Friday night at the WA Athletics Stadium and after a long hot summer of competition, he will now have the winter off and plans to compete for Australia at the World Masters Athletics Championships next year in Brazil.


MAWA State Championships

M70 100 Meter Dash

1 Kernaghan, Barrie           M71                                        14.38                                      11.20     87.41%

M70 200 Meter Dash

1 Kernaghan, Barrie           M71                                        29.42                                     21.70      89.06%

Event 104 M70 60 Meter Dash

1 Kernaghan, Barrie           M71                                        8.79                                        6.77       94.43%


Masters Australian Championships

M70 60 Metre

2 Barrie Kernaghan            M72                        WA                         8.74                        6.68       95.65%

M70 100 Metre

2 Barrie Kernaghan            M72                       WA                         13.98                      10.76      90.99%

M70 200 Metre

1 Barrie Kernaghan            M72                       WA                         29.17                     21.19     91.19%

M70 400 Metre

1 Barrie Kernaghan            M72                       WA                          1:08.12                 48.02     89.93%

Men 4×400 Metre Relay M240+

1 WA ‘A’                 4:29.59                                 3) Barrie Kernaghan 72