All Abilities Award acknowledgement of Sharp performances

3 Gold Medals at Private Schools Championship & All Abilities Award at Penrith Valley Sports Foundation Awards. Photos supplied.

Layla Sharp (Emmaus Catholic College) has won her second successive All Abilities award at the Penrith Valley Sports Foundation Awards, which were presented at Panthers last week.

Now working without a coach, Layla ran a sub-30 seconds in the 200m for the first time at the School’s District Carnival and has since received International classification from Athletics Australia, indicating she is in their sights and edging closer to World Qualifying times.

Layla won three gold medals at the recent Private Schools Athletic Championships, including 200m (with a new personal best time), 100m and 800m, plus did another personal best in the Long Jump, before backing up in the mainstream 400m, where she still managed to finish 3rd despite the exhausting schedule.

Layla’s next major event is on Monday 11th September at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Club (SOPAC), with the All-Schools Championships scheduled for 25th September.