With Australia building a name for themselves in the sprinting world, up and coming star Luke Trevillian has the talent to get amongst the action both at the upcoming New South Wales All Schools and beyond. Luke is currently in year 10 at school and boasts an incredible 100m PB of 10.91 seconds and 200m PB of 22.11 seconds. With times like these behind him, who knows how far this young star will go in the 2017-2018 season.
There is no denying Luke’s ongoing potential as his brought his 200m time from 23.85 to 22.11 seconds in the last 18 months alone. Just last year Luke managed to run a wind assisted 10.89 seconds in the 100m at the NSW All Schools Championships and backed up this achievement at the Australian All Schools Championships in Canberra to run his current PB.
Luke has been a long-time athlete under sprint and speed coach Tayler Currie and begun this journey in Primary School.
“I have always enjoyed running at school events but realized I was good at it when I made Primary Schools nationals when I was in year 6 so I started training with Tayler”
Luke’s success has only been on the rise since beginning with Tayler. Some of his best results include:
1st in the NSW Junior Championships 100m and 200m in 2015
4th in the individual 100m and silver in both the 4 x 100 and the 4 x 200m in the Australian Junior Championships in Perth 2016
2nd in NSW All Schools Championships 100m in 2016
His most notable success however would be that which he achieved at the Australian All Schools Championships in Canberra in 2016. It was here that he managed to come 4th in the individual 100m, narrowly missing out on a medal, and compete as a member of the 4x100m team which took out gold on the day. Not to be forgotten, Luke was also an essential member of the Under 16s relay team which also won gold and broke the National Record for this event.
Earlier this year Luke competed at New South Wales Junior Championships, finishing 1st in the 100m and 2nd in the 200m. He then went on to win his first individual national medal in the 200m at the 2017 Australian Championships, finishing 3rd and setting his current 200m PB.
Outside of athletics Luke also plays touch football at a State representative level and thus training for NSW All Schools this year has been somewhat interrupted by touch football events. Luke has just returned from the National Youth Championships in QLD, representing the NSW Combined Catholic Colleges for touch. However, the taste of success on the track earlier this year has only made him more driven and more focused on the up and coming New South Wales All Schools Championships.
“I’m hoping to be able to medal in both my events this year at NSW All Schools. Through athletics I have met some great friends and am part of a really great training squad. I’m hoping to continue to improve my times and one day to make a national squad. I also love that my athletics training helps my speed and agility in touch football and am also hoping to make a national touch football squad eventually.”
The future is undeniably looking bright for this young athlete and we have only the highest of hopes that his hard work can be reflected on the track and the field in October and beyond.