By Anita Maglicic
Westfields Sports was over the moon with the results from the four athletics club representatives.
Dani Samuels, 17, took bronze in the women's discus with a throw of 59.44 metres and also finished 12th in the
women's shot put.
Westfields athletics director Dan Suchy said the school was proud of Samuels, a current student, and her efforts.
"You can imagine we are very excited here at Westfields," he said. "She is the youngest female in the history of the
Commonwealth Games to win a medal in a throwing event and she's only 17 years old."
Like Samuels, Fabrice Lapierre also took a bronze medal. He told the Champion he was happy with his medal but
not with his distance of 8.10 metres in the men's long jump.
"Going into the final I wanted to win with a (personal best)," he said.
"I knew I could do it and I think I did but they robbed me of one of my jumps that they said was a foul but definitely wasn't,
but in the end the bronze was fine.
"The best part about the whole thing I felt so proud and honoured and was really excited being up there," Lapeirre said.
"I will never forget the final with everyone cheering for me as well as the medal presentation with a full MCG - that will
stay in my memory forever."
Lapierre sent out a special thanks to his girlfriend, family, friends and coach at Westfields Sports, Dan Suchy.
Suchy said the school was also proud of the performance of Westfields Club representative Karyne Di Marco
who came fourth in the women's hammer throw final with a 62.23 metre distance and John Thornell's fifth place in the
"We're extremely excited," Suchy said. "It's a milestone, this is a first."
She's a winner A delighted Dani Samuels proudly show off her bronze
medal achieved with a throw of 59.44 in the discus
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Wed 29th March 2006