Round 2 saw another hugely successful day for the SKAAC athletes that ventured to Doncaster & Nunawading.
Some massive highlights for the round, but none more so than the third Open Women’s club record in 2 weeks to Georgia Bertrand, this time taking the Under 18, 19 & 20 Women’s Javelin with a throw of 34.51. Georgia’s throw adding more than 6-and-a-half metres to the previous record. If this wasn’t enough, Georgia also equalled the Long Standing Under 19 & 20 Long Jump record of 4.83m. Georgia also chimed in with the club’s 4th fastest female 100m ever with her 13.64 sec run.
Seb Reyneke soared higher that anyone has in SKAAC’s 75 years, in breaking the Under 18, 19, 20 & Open High Jump record with a leap of 2.02m. Seb’s leap bettered the previous record of 2.00m held jointly by his coach Steve Cain (twice) and Andrew Abbott. Seb has also be agonisingly close to the Under 18 Discus record last week and Shot Put (with his 15.01m effort) record this week of SKAAC legend James Tamouridis. Seb looks set for a MASSIVE season.
Shannon Fraser also entered the record books with her Shot Put of 11.39m good enough to add 3cm to the previous record of Lauren McGarry in the Women’s Under 17 & 18 age groups.
Also great to see the track debuts of the McDonald’s, Isabella and Xavier who were mainstays of our Junior XCR teams this winter. Isabella ran 2:49 for 800m in the Under 18 Age group as a bottom-ager and Xavier 2:28 for 800m and 30.61 for 200m in the Mens Under 14.
The Under 14 Men had their second team win in a row, under pinned by Joel Imbriano who amassed 1,173 points across 6 events (200m 35.07, 800m 2:46.9, 3000m 11:26, 2k Steeple 8:50.9 & 1500m Walk 8:40)
Also getting amongst the action in the Under 14’s were Glen Imbriano and Huw Warrillow with a Triple Jump qualifiers of 6.58 and 6.42m respectively.
Mens 40+ saw a 3rd place finish for the team, with Jack Howard (Shot 12.04m) , Andrew Thomas (Shot 6.21m, 800m 2:32.7, 5000m 20.51), James Flinn (Shot 10.51m, 200m 31.28, Hammer 23.17m, Triple 7.64m, High Jump 1.35m) & Joe Lynch (200m 31.54, 800m 2:31, High Jump 1.40m) all out there flying the SKAAC colours.
The records and ranking tables on the website have been updated to reflect the 11 Club records broken in Round 2 and the numerous changes to the SKAAC Mens & Womens’ All-Time Rankings.
Next week sees competition for Round 3 move to Casey Fields and Williamstown.