The Under 14 Mens Team has secured the clubs’ 4th Region Premiership in a row in this grade. The result showed the dominance of the team through the season, with second placed Box Hill, a distance away.
For the first time in the 4 years where the Premiership has been secured, the team will enter the Shield Final on 10 February 2018 at Lakeside with a qualified athlete for EVERY event. It has been this willingness to work toward team success that has enabled this rare feat to be achieved.
During the last round of competition some significant results were achieved by our athletes:-
1) Kayla De Bondt broke her own Open Womens’ 800m Club Record on Thursday night at Vic Milers Club running 2:11.16.
2) Joel Imbriano broke the Under 13-15 3000m Walk Club Records (16:20.28) and in doing so obtained a National Qualifier;
3) John Cornwell broke the Under 13 Hammer Throw record with 19.81m on his first ever competitive attempt at the event.
4) Hamish Neilson ran a personal best in the 200m 29.19sec
5) Aidan Leiner continued his strong season with a great 100m & Long Jump at Casey Fields in Cranbourne
6) SKAAC had two female Steeplechasers for the first time with Georgia Durham (8:02) and Ava Bennett (9:02) covering the 2km course at Casey
7) Dylan Johnson jumped 15.49m at Aberfeldie to underline what has been a consistent block of high performance competition from the reigning State Triple Jump Champion.
8) Great to see Nick O’Halloran back competiting again, doing an 800m at Casey
9) Has there been a bigger improver in 2017-2018 than Lincoln Mah? The universally popular official, is more than a handy athlete. Backing up his brilliant 18:06 5km at Nunawading last weekend, he stopped the clock at 10:30 over 3km at Aberfeldie.
10) Tristan Day ran a PB (8:52.1) in the 3km at Aberfeldie, showing the results of a lot of hard work. Amzingly, this was Tristan’s third PB in a week, after an 800m PB the week before at Nunawading (2:04.0) and a 1500m PB at Milers on Tuesday 4:07.91