Saturday 23rd February 2019 saw the largest ever grouping of SKAAC teams to take on the States strongest clubs in the AV Shield Final at Lakeside Stadium. SKAAC were represented by the Open Women, Under 18 Women, Under 20 Men and for the 6th season in a row, the Under 14 Men.
Whilst the week leading up to the final could barely have gone worse with so many athletes injured or narrowly missing eligibility, the teams performed so well, in what is a long day at the track.
The undisputed highlight of the day was Maddie Hume becoming the first SKAAC female to break 60 seconds for the 400m in winning Heat 6 in 59.96. This performance took out every Female 400m record from Under 16 to Open.
Not far behind was Jess Mackenzie in the Discus, her 33.11m effort enough to add over 3m to the Under 18, 19, 20 & Open Women’s record. Not bad for someone who claimed on the day “I don’t even do Discus!!”
Seb Reyneke had a great discus (1.75kg) taking out his coach’s Under 18 Club record.
Georgia Bertrand had the largest program of any athlete on the day. Georgia had a super day. With PB’s in the Javelin (her first event for the day), and again at the end of the day in the 400m.
Huw Warrillow took over a minute off his previous best in the 2000m Walk.
Tom Coghlan went big in the Under 14 Pole Vault with a PB of 2.95m. The club record of 3.00m by the legendary Matt Bertacco, surely won’t survive the upcoming Victorian Championships;
Glen Imbriano qualified in the 2k Steeple and Long Jump for the first time;
Jacob McGirr was the 2nd fastest Under 14 400m runner for the day;
All 3 female 400m runners ran PB’s (Maddie Hume, Georgia Bertrand & Isabella McDonald)
Phil Borg ran exactly 11.40 for the third time this season. And he’s claiming that it is a “stitch-up” 🙂
In summary, a season that promised much, ruined by bad luck, but still with PLENTY of highlights. All the Under 20 Men are eligible for this age-group again in 2019/2020. The Under 18 Women will be a force again next season and our Under 14’s will be strong again along with the Open Women. Bring on next season!!
All records and rankings have been updated following the Shield Final. Please see here for all records detail.
Discus: Sebastian Reyneke 39.53m; (Under 18 Club Record)
80m Hurdles: Lauren Mcgarry 15.72 (0.8); (Under 14 Club Record)
Discus: Jessica Mackenzie 33.11m; (F18, F19, F20 & FOP Club Record)
400m: Madeleine Hume 59.96; (F16, F17, F18, F19, F20 & FOP Club Record)
PB’s…that I know of 🙂
2000m Steeple: Glen Imbriano 11:08.9h;
2000m Walk: Huw Warrillow 14:00.1h;
Long Jump: Glen Imbriano 2.86m;
Pole Vault: Tom Coghlan 2.95m;
1500m: Ben Cantwell 5:09.4h;
Pole Vault: Amanda Pang 2.65m;
Javelin: Georgia Bertrand 35.79m;
Long Jump: Brooke Gordon 5.10m;
400m: Georgia Bertrand 64.33;
400m: Isabella Mcdonald 67.60;
Long Jump: Jessica Mackenzie 5.10m;
100m: Phil Borg 11.40 (1.0);
400m: Phil Borg 49.53;
Discus: Sebastian Reyneke 39.53m;
Javelin: Sebastian Reyneke 42.35m;
Long Jump: Sebastian Reyneke 6.65m (1.7);
100m: Jacob Mcgirr 13.19 (0.2); Huw Warrillow 17.73 (0.2); Glen Imbriano 19.46 (-0.9);
400m: Jacob Mcgirr 55.79; Xavier Mcdonald 68.50;
1500m: Huw Warrillow 6:50.8h;
Discus: Lauren Mcgarry 27.58m; Glen Imbriano 9.97m;
Javelin: Huw Warrillow 12.67m;
100m: Brooke Gordon 13.49 (-0.6); Amanda Pang 13.61 (0.1); Georgia Bertrand 13.94 (1.6);
100m Hurdles: Georgia Bertrand 17.11 (-0.4);
Long Jump: Georgia Bertrand 4.84m;
100m: Jessica Mackenzie 13.02 (-0.1); Isabella Mcdonald 14.55 (-0.8);
90m Hurdles: Madeleine Hume 14.45 (0.9);
Javelin: Jessica Mackenzie 35.57m;