A huge welcome to the club debutants in Round 4.
* Sasha Feldmann, a star at the GSV Finals night, made her debut in the Under 14 High Jump (1.40m) which was an Under 14 & 15 club record and Triple Jump (8.36m);
* Ryan Ngamsirivadhana in the Under 14 100m at Ringwood (13.29sec)
* Thomas Hall in the Under 16 800m (2:44.7) and
* Luke Baker-Hunter in the Under 14’s with a slashing 100m at Ringwood in 11.68 (1.7) , only 0.07 off the Under 14 Club record, set by Gus last year, and 24.84 sec in the 200m later in the day at Doncaster.
Round 4 saw a stunning sweep of the Open’s Women’s Hurdles records, with Amanda Pang taking out the Open Womens’ 100m Hurdles record with her 18.03 sec run, her first over the hurdles in 4 years, slicing nearly 2 seconds off the previous best and teenage star Shannon Fraser stepping out to the 400m Hurdles for the first time, smashing the previous best in stopping the clock at 68.35sec. Shannon’s run also took out each 400m Hurdles record from Under 17 to Open.
Shannon Fraser also entered the record books for her long Jump of 4.90m taking out the Under 17 & 18 records along with her javelin of 34.33m taking adding to her own Under 17 record. This performance also puts Shannon 4th on the All-time list.
Seb Reyneke was also at it again, this time taking out the Under 18 1.5kg Discus record, adding well over 4 metres to James Tamouridis’ previous record in heaving the discus 46.25m.
Adding to the great team performance in the Under 18 Women’s were huge 800m PB’s to both Isabella McDonald (2:43.0) and Eliza Klotz (2:52.3), taking 15 seconds and 10 seconds respectively off their runs at Casey last week.
Brooke Gordon in Open Women’s ran a sensational 13.30 (+2.2) to be just outside the Club record and with her Long Jump of 4.96m, leapt to 3rd on the All-time list.
Further Under 14 results saw Anthony Zanatta smash his 200m Hurdles PB with 37.93, Joseph Klotz & Tom Coghlan unable to be separated with a pair of 1.45m High Jump performances. Joseph also ran an impressive 200m in 31.41. Huw Warrillow may well have booked a spot in the Shield Final team with his first ever 2000m Walk performance with a 15:10 effort over the gruelling 5 laps. Joel Imbriano was just outside his own Club Record in the 200m Walk with 10:31 ever-so-close. Great also to see Joel & Anthony perform so well in the Javelin (14.04m & 17.96m) & Discus (13.19m & 10.25m) respectively.
Having their first track runs of the season were Callum Day in the 5000m (16:44) & Phil Borg in the 100m (11.40) and 400m (49.24).
In the Men’s Divisions it was great to see Harvey Connor get through 4 events in fine fashion with 100m (11.58), 400m (53.96), Discus (33.44) and Long Jump (6.19m) a fine return after a strong winter of training with coach Steve Cain.
James Flinn was also returning after injury last season with Javelin (30.18m), 100m (14.55) & Long Jump (3.84m) a great return to form.
Andrew Thomas also easing back after injury ran a perfect, even 5 minutes for 1500m and 400m (71.03)
Dino Imbriano also hampered with injury, but still managed to cover off the Discus (17.90m) & Javelin (22.41m)
The Under 14 Mens team continued on their merry way with a strong win, it was 2nd place for Mens Under 20, and a pair of 3rd places for Under 18 & Open Women.
We wish all our SKAAC athletes competing at the Victorian All Schools Championships, and look forward to seeing everyone back for Round 5, on the 10 November at Knox & Williamstown.