A busy opening day for SKAAC athletes at the National Championships in Sydney. Multi-talented Under 15 athlete Jacob McGirr finished 5th in the High Jump in 1.65m. Virtually straight afterwards Jacob completed his heat of the 400m, qualifying for the final in 54.11 sec. In the Under 16 High Jump, William Tanner finished in 9th with 1.82m, a seasons best. Junior star, GusSimpfendorfer was a strong winner of Heat 1 in the Under 16 400m, stopping the clock in 51.41 to qualify for Tuesday’s final. Completing the trio of 400m runners in action on Day 1, Phil Borg also made the final running 49.45 to finish 3rd in Heat 2. The final SKAAC athlete in action on Day 1 was Will Lewis in the Under 20 1500m. Will finished 3rd in Heat 1 in 3:58.59 to easily qualify for the final.
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;
In one of the best rounds of AV Shield for SKAAC for the season, the highlights came thick and very fast.
Darcy Roper stole the show with a sensational series of Long Jumps at Doncaster, his first jump in since moving to Victoria from Queensland. Darcy, A former World Junior Championship Silver medallist in the Long Jump, smashed the SKAAC Open Long Jump record with a 7.79m effort, into a slight headwind of -0.7m/s. Darcy’s next competition is in Canberra and we wish him all the best!!
Shannon Fraser became our fastest ever female, taking out the Under 18,19,20 & Open 100m record with a great run at Doncaster, stopping the clock in 13.04. Shannon was also only narrowly away from the Open Long Jump record of 5.36m, that she has been staking all season, with a 5.21m leap.
Marli Wilkinson has shot to prominence in Victorian Athletics circles recently with her multi-event prowess. But this weekend it was to be the 400m Hurdles where her 64.46 lap was to be good enough to dip slightly under the mark set by 17 year old Shannon Fraser earlier in the season.
Jess Mackenzie also a multi-event star, added to her own Open Shot Put record with an 11.74m heave late in the day at Box Hill. Let me take the action to count up how many club records collectively broken by Shannon, Jess, Marli and Georgia Bertrand for you in the next fortnight. It will be a number that will leave you in amazement.
Maddie Hume has moved heaven and earth to get to the track the last couple of weeks, and this weekend Maddie set a new Under 16 90m Hurdles Club record with 14.86 (-1.7)
Seb Reyneke has had a few battles with Pole Vault of late, but this week his response was emphatic and astonishing in equal proportions. His leap of 4.30m was an Under 18 Club record and also shot Seb to 4th on the SKAAC All-time list.
Jess Mackenzie also managed to break the Under 18, 19 & 20 Pole Vault record with 2.80m.
Tom Wilson has been in slashing form of late over his new pet distance, the 400m. This time stopping the clock at an amazing 47.78 sec in winning Heat 1 at Doncaster.
Michael Romanin ran a 100m (11.03s) and 400m (49.31) at Doncaster to show plenty as he heads into the domestic Grand Prix season.
Good luck to those SKAAC Athletes running in the Victorian Country Championships at Bendigo this coming weekend…
Massimo Acquaro Under 20 Men 100m & 200m
Jackson Bennett Open Men 100m
Harry Bowen Under 16 Men 1500m
Jack Bowen Under 14 Men 1500m
Luca Di Conza Under 18 Men 1500m
Tom Forster Under 14 Men 1500m
Conor Fry Open Men 400m Hurdles
Brooke Gordon Open Women Triple Jump
Will Lewis Open Men 800m
Michael Romanin Open Men 100m & 200m
Samuel Scroggie Under 16 Men 1500m
Thomas Scroggie Under 18 Men 400m & 800m
Tom Wilson Open Men 400m
We also wish Sam McEntee all the best in Canberra this weekend for the National Cross Country and Selection trials, Luke Mathews (1500m), Joseph Deng (600m) and Peter Bol (600m & 1500m) as they take on races at the Hunter Track Classic and The Canberra Festival of Athletics.
So plenty of SKAAC athletes in action this weekend, despite no AV Shield being scheduled.
A fantastic set of results for SKAAC athletes at the Victorian Multi event Championships on the weekend of 12 & 13 January 2019.
Yes it was hot, 39 on Day 1 and 35 of Day 2, but for the 7 SKAAC athletes they had weekends to remember.
Shannon Fraser won her first ever Victorian State Heptathlon in the Under 18 Women and Paul Haasbroek also stormed to Gold in the Under 18 Men’s competition, winning the competition by 676 points.
In the Under 20 Women, 3-out-of-4 of the competitors were SKAAC athletes. Jess Mackenzie took silver, in her first Heptathlon with Open implements, Marli Wilkinson took Bronze in her first ever Heptathlon and Georgia Bertrand finished 4th, in her first Heptathlon with Open implements.
Seb Reyneke took silver in the Mens Under 20 and Harvey Connor finished 6th in Mens Open.
Jess, Georgia, Marli and Shannon were in peak form with numerous club records and All-Time SKAAC Rankings being broken over the course of the 2 days…
Under 19, 20 & Open High Jump Marli Wilkinson 1.61m
Under 19, 20 & Open 200m Marli Wilkinson 25.55 (+1.6)
Under 18, 19, 20 & Open Shot Put (4kg)…Jess Mackenzie 11.49m
Under 18, 19, 20 & Open Javelin (600g)…Jess Mackenzie 37.36m
Under 18, 19, 20 & Open 100m Hurdles (84cm)…Jess Mackenzie 15.24 (+0.3)
Under 18 High Jump…Jess Mackenzie & Shannon Fraser 1.52m
Under 18, 19 & 20 Long Jump…Shannon Fraser 5.34m
A big PB for Paul Haasbroek in the Pole Vault with 4.15m (6th on the SKAAC All-Time list)
A history making night for SKAAC at the Zatopek meet, with the club’s first ever official Mixed 4 x 400 Relay contesting the Under 18 State Final. The team of Shannon Fraser (60.1), Maddie Hume (61.0), Seb Reyneke (50.1) & Paul Haasbroek (50.0) did an enormous effort to finish 3rd (3:41.10) in a very tight race, with just over 1 second between first place and SKAAC in third.
2 hours later it would be the turn of the Open Men to contest the State Final of the 4×400, after qualifying at the Box Hill State Relays on 24 November 2018. This race has captured the passion of a number of clubs in Victoria, with the race now arguably the premier club level race in the State. With this as the backdrop, and cool, but thankfully not wet, conditions it was to to be SKAAC prevailling in one of the best club relay races in years. All top 4 teams ran inside 3:12, with only 0.77 separating first from fourth. The SKAAC winning team of Conor Fry (48.1), Peter Bol (47.3), Tom Wilson (47.6) and Steve Knuckey (47.9) would stop the clock at 3:11.01, a mere 0.25 ahead of Athletics Chilwell in second place. This time would slash a massive 2.62 seconds off the SKAAC Club Record and becomes our 2nd win in 3 years in this event.
Luca DiConza was also featured in the Under 16 boys 1500m and served up a PB performance in 4:12.86 finishing in 6th place. Tristan Day also had his first ever start in the Under 20 DeCastella 3000m as a double bottom age athlete running 8.54.26.
Thanks to Steve Cain and Justin Rinaldi who acted as Team Managers for the night. All records and rankings have been updated to reflect last night’s performances.
The Mixed 4×400 can be seen in the Men’s & Women’s listings and have been recognised as records in both gender sections as records from Under 18, 19, 20 and Open.
In the most trying of conditions, SKAAC athletes have produced some amazing results in Cairns during the National All-Schools Championships. 4 medals to SKAAC athletes with, Gold to Gus Simpfendorfer in the Under 16 Swedish Medley Relay, Bronze to Paul Haasbroek in the Under 18 Swedish Medley Relay, Bronze to Jacob McGirr in the Under 14 High Jump (1.75m) and Gold to Lauren McGarry in the Women’s Under 14 Hammer throw in a new Victorian State Record of 45.89m were performances of the highest order.
There were also numerous SKAAC Club Records achieved:
Under 18 Men Pole Vault – Paul Haasbroek 7th 4.05m (PB by 15cm, Under 17 Club Record)
Under 18 Women Shot Put – Jessica Mackenzie 9th 13.08m (PB by 1cm, Under 18 Women Club Record)
Under 14 Women Hammer Throw – Lauren McGarry 1st 45.89m (PB by 6.69m, State Record by 2.04m, Under 14 to Under 18 Women Club Record)
Under 14 Men High Jump – Jacob McGirr 3rd 1.75m (PB by 1cm, breaking his own SKAAC Under 14 record from the Victorian All Schools)
Under 16 Men 400m – Gus Simpfendorfer, Heat 51.45Q, Final 4th 49.66 (breaking his own Under 15 Club record by 0.78 sec)
Under 18 Men Long Jump – Seb Reyneke 11th 6.56m
Under 18 Women 100m Hurdles Shannon Fraser 3rd Heat 15.11
Under 18 Men Pole vault – Seb Reyneke NH
Under 18 Men Discus – Seb Reyneke 17th 37.43m
Under 14 Women Shot Put – Lauren McGarry 4th 10.97m
Under 18 Men High Jump – Seb Reyneke 11th 1.89m
Under 18 Women Javelin – Jessica Mackenzie 10th 34.77m
Under 18 Men Javelin – Paul Haasbroek 5th 49.05m
Under 16 Swedish Medley – Gus Simpfendorfer 1st 2:00.13 (400m leg)
Under 18 Swedish Medley – Paul Haasbroek 3rd 1:56.97 (200m leg)
Well the AV State Relays have come and gone – and what a day they were. SKAAC had our most ever teams face the starter (25) and introduced 12 athletes who made their debut for SKAAC. But like most things in athletics the numbers tell the story, and there are some amazing one below.
1 as in one great day for so many SKAAC athletes to come together to enjoy a day of fun racing head-to-head at a track that has provided some of the clubs greatest ever triumphs.
1 as in our first ever Women’s team to make the 4x100m Final (Amanda Pang, Brooke Gordon, Georgia Bertrand & Kelsey Berryman)
1 as in SKAAC’s first ever State Relays quinella in the Under 14 Men 4x100m Relay
1 as in the first State Track & Field Medal ever for Josh Collins
2 as in the silver medals the Cantwell family took home. 1 for Sam in the Under 16 Medley and 1 for Ben in the Under 14 4x100m Relay
2 Bronze Medals (Men Under 14 4×400, Men Open Medley)
2 as in teams through to the Zatopek meet on Thursday 13 December. The Open Mens 4×400 and the Under 18 Mixed 4×400
3 (out of 3) Open Women Club Records
3 as in the number of 400’s completed by Conor Lynch on the day (Under 16 4×400 heat & Final and Under 16 Medley for 1 Gold and 1 silver)
3 as in the number of Under 14 4×400 teams to face the starter
4 Under 14 4×100 Mens teams that comprised half the teams to make the final
4 as in the number of races for Georgia Bertrand (400 x 2 + 100 x 2)
4 Gold Medals (Men Under 14 4×100, Men Under 16 4×400, Men Under 18 4×800, Open Men 4×800) Amazingly that is one gold for every age group, except 40+, but planning is already underway to rectify that next season 🙂
4 Silver Medals (Men Under 14 4×100, Men Under 16 Medley, Men Under 18 4×100, Men 40+ 4×1500)
4 as in the hours the Under 16 Men had to wait for their race after the heat was cancelled. Great effort lads.
4 as in Club Records that Pippa, Milla, Isabella & Eliza took out with their 4:41 effort in the Womens 4×400 for Under 17, 18, 19 & 20.
5 as in the number of our SKAAC coaches that showed us all that they “walk-th-walk” Well done to Jeremy Weeks, Steve Fabris, Tom Wilson, Conor Fry, Harvey Connor
5 Womens Teams face the starter
10 as in the hours that the program took to complete on the day
12 Debutants (Madeleine Hume, Kelsey Berryman, Will Tanner, Jacob McGirr, Conor Lynch, Will Hine, Cooper Provan, James Kerr, Lachlan Teal, Jack Lunn, Lachlan Groves & Darcy Roper)
17 Club records Under 17, 18, 19 & 20 Women 4×400, Open Women 4×100, 4×400 & Medley, Under 14 Men 4×100 & 4×400, Under 16 Men 4×400 Under 16 & 17 Men Medley, Under 18, 19 & 20 Men 4×100, Open Men 4×100, Medley
23 as in pairs of shoes that Kayla gathered for the Huddle initiative to help people less fortunate than us. Bit of a guess, but those bags were full 🙂
25 as in the number of SKAAC teams to face the starter.
33 as in the number of SKAAC athletes that took home a medal.
36 as in seconds in took Peter Bol to run his last 300m
67 as in athletes represent the club
1600 as in the metres raced by Andrew Mathieson covering the heat and final of the Under 16 4×400 and the Under 16 medley for 1 Gold and 1 silver
All relay records and rankings have been updated on the website too. I’ve still got a heap to do from other recent events such as All Schools, Milers Club & Multus Multi event, so bear with me 🙂
Records Broken on the day…
Under 17, 18, 19 & 20 Women 4×400
Pippa Dillon, Milla Gleeson, Isabella McDonald, Eliza Klotz 4:41.65
Open Women 4x100m Relay
Amanda Pang, Brooke Gordon, Georgia Bertrand, Kelsey Berryman 50.66 (3h)
Amanda Pang, Brooke Gordon, Georgia Bertrand, Kelsey Berryman 50.16 (7f)
Open Women 4x400m Relay
Shannon Fraser, Madeleine Hume, Georgia Bertrand, Kayla de Bondt 4:11.02 (6h2)
Open Women Distance Medley 1600m Relay
Amanda Pang, Brooke Gordon, Georgia Bertrand, Kayla de Bondt 4:15.11 (6f)
Under 18, 19 & 20 Men 4x100m Relay
Gus Simpfendorfer, Seb Reyneke, Paul Haasbroek Massimo Acquaro 43.53 (2h2)
Under 16 Men 4×400 Relay
Andrew Mathieson, Harry Bowen, Conor Lynch, Gus Simpfendorfer 3:39.53 (1f)
Under 16 & 17 Men Medley Relay
Jackson Jacotine, Sam Cantwell, Conor Lynch, Andrew Mathieson 3:46.26 (2f)
Under 18 Men 4×800 Relay
Jack Lunn, Josh Collins, Tristan Day, Thomas Scroggie 8:01.44 (1f)
Under 14 Men 4×100 Relay
Ryan Ngamsirivadhana, Lachlan Teal, James Kerr, Luke Baker-Hunter 49.24 (1f)
Under 14 Men 4×400 Relay
James Kerr, Patrick Retschko, Lachlan Teal, Jacob McGirr 4:01.96 (3f)
Open Men 4×100 Relay
Phil Borg, Michael Romanin, Darcy Roper, Jackson Bennett 41.62 (5f)
Open Men Medley Relay
Harvey Connor, Darcy Roper, Phil Borg, Adam Pyke 3:31.02 (3f)
SKAAC Athletes have delivered a staggering 25 medals at the Victorian All Schools Championships at Lakeside Stadium 2-4 November 2018.
8 Gold Medals, 11 Silver Medals, 6 Bronze Medals.
It was also a weekend for plenty of PB’s and outstanding racing, never better evidenced by the 800m in Under 15, 16, 17 & 18 where the standard of St. Kevin’s racing was a meet highlight.
SKAAC had winners in 100m Hurdles, 2000m Steeplechase, Pole Vault, Javelin (x2), 800m, 400m & Hammer Throw.
Also a great weekend for our 4 female field eventers (Claudia, Jess, Shannon & Lauren) with every girl getting 2 or more medals – quite simply amazing.
Shot Put – Lauren McGarry, 2nd 11.23m
Hammer – Lauren McGarry, 1st 39.20m (PB)
Javelin – Lauren McGarry, 5th 27.99m
Discus – Lauren McGarry, 4th 29.95m (PB)
100m – Claudia Cameron, 5th 12.95 (+2.0)
200m – Claudia Cameron, Heat 2nd 27.64 (-0.4) Final DNS
Long Jump – Claudia Cameron, 3rd 5.15m (-1.0)
Triple Jump – Claudia Cameron, 2nd 11.34m (+0.5)
200m – Shannon Fraser, Heat 4th 26.98 (-1.2), Final 7th 26.72 (+0.3)
1500m – Isabelle Collins 10th 5:14.10
100m Hurdles 10 x 76cm – Shannon Fraser 2nd 14.89 (+0.9)
Long Jump – Shannon Fraser, 3rd 5.06m (+2.8)
Shot Put (3kg) – Shannon Fraser, 3rd 12.41m
Javelin (500g) – Shannon Fraser, 4th 34.60m
Shot Put (3kg) – Jess Mackenzie, 2nd 12.70m
Javelin (500g) – Jess Mackenzie, 1st 35.62m
100m – Luke Baker-Hunter, Heat 2nd 11.67, Final DNF
800m – Patrick Retschko, 10th 2:19.39
1500m – Tom Forster, 16th 4:56.16
High Jump – Tom Coghlan, 6th 1.50m
High Jump – Joseph Klotz, 9th 1.45m
Pole Vault – Tom Coghlan, 6th 2.50m
Long Jump – Joseph Klotz, 25th 4.14m
200m – Gus Simpfendorfer, 3rd 23.02 (+1.0)
400m – Gus Simpfendorfer, 1st 50.81
1500m – Harry Bowen, 7th 4.28.18
3000m – Harry Bowen, 2nd 9:26.50 (PB)
100m Hurdles – Sam Cantwell, 1st 14.23 (-0.7)
200m Hurdles 10 x 76cm – Sam Cantwell, 2nd 27.95 (+1.4)
Long Jump – Sam Cantwell, 3rd 5.92m (+0.0)
Triple Jump – Sam Cantwell, 6th 12.08m (+4.1)
200m – Matt Dinan, 14th 25.67 (-0.8)
400m – Matt Dinan, 10th 56.30
800m – Andrew Mathieson, 5th 2:00.77
1500m – Luca DiConza, 5th 4:23.13
1500m – Angus Down, 15th 4:55.70
3000m – Luca DiConza, 3rd 9:04.97 (PB)
2000m Steeplechase – Angus Down, 6th 7:33.01
400m – Paul Haasbroek, Heat 3rd 54.43, Final DQ
800m – Thomas Scroggie, 1st 1:55.78
110m Hurdles – Paul Haasbroek, 5th 16.27 (-1.2)
Pole Vault – Paul Haasbroek, 1st 3.80m
Javelin – Paul Haasbroek, 1st 51.88m
800m – Josh Collins, 7th 2:02.58
3000m – Tristan Day, 4th 8:47.72
2000m Steeplechase – Matthew Hussey, 1st 6:02.55
High Jump – Seb Reyneke, 4th 1.80m
Pole Vault – Seb Reyneke, 2nd 4.00m
Long Jump – Seb Reyneke, 2nd 6.72m
Shot Put – Seb Reyneke, 2nd 13.91m
Discus – Seb Reyneke, 2nd 46.30m
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.
For two weeks in a row, 11 club records have been broken at AV Shield, this time split across Casey Fields and Williamstown.
But firstly, a big welcome to our debut athletes, Pippa Dillon who ran the 800m at Casey Fields in 2:39, 7th ranked All-time female performance in the 800m and William Jirik who ran 12.29sec for the 100m at Williamstown. A big welcome to you both from all at SKAAC.
Casey Fields dealt up 3 seasons in 1 day, with Summer a noted omission, with cold head winds playing havoc with sprints and distance events alike.
Despite the less than perfect conditions, Shannon Fraser was simply amazing, improving her own Under 17 & 18 Shot Put record to 11.97m, a 58cm improvement on the record she produced in the same event in AV Shield Round 2. Having her first hurdles race in many seasons, Shannon stopped the clock at 15.73, into a 0.4m/s headwind, good enough to take out the Under 17 & 18 Club records. Shannon’s 200m was also an Under 17, 18, 19 & 20 Club record of 28.18sec into a 3.3m/s headwind!! So 8 club records in a single day…not too bad at all 😉
Also on a record breaking streak is Georgia Bertrand, who equalled the Under 19 & 20 Long Jump record last round, but this round made them both her own, with a leap of 5:07m adding 24cm to her record equalling effort last weekend at Nunawading. Georgia also had her first start for the season in the 400m clocking the 3rd fastest 400m time for a SKAAC Female with her 64.43sec.
SKAAC had a great day in the Women’s 800m at Casey Fields with Isabella McDonald running 2:57 and Eliza Klotz running 3:01, alongside Pippa. Isabella also braved the cold wind and super delayed program to run a 200m in 30.98sec.
Seb Reyneke arrived for the late throws and left with a massive Under 18 (5kg) Hammer throw record of 45.33m, a near 15m improvement on the previous record. His 15.12m Shot Put is an improvement from last weekend also, showing what great shape Seb is in.
The SKAAC AV Shield teams are in great shape after 3 rounds, with the Under 14 Men on top of the ladder, the Under 20 Men, Open Women and the combined Under 16 & 18 Female teams all in second position on the ladder!!
The Under 14’s had plenty of great performances with:-
Xavier McDonald…800m (2:31) & 200m (31.25)
Glen Imbriano…200m (41.55), 800m (3:33), 3000m (15:07), Triple Jump (6.26m)
Huw Warrillow…200m (37.59), 800m (3:10), 3000m (13:11) & Triple Jump (6.67m)
Joel Imbriano… 200m (35.47), 800m (2:49), 3000m (11:31), 200m Hurdles (44.4), 2000m Walk (10:27), Discus (12.76m), High Jump 1.15m & Triple Jump (7.64m) rounding out a massive day for Joel!!
The Mens 40+ saw Andrew Thomas run brilliantly in the 3000m at Casey Fields finishing in 11:36, a run under 4-min-km pace for the first time since Andrew’s return from injury. Dino also got out for a Discus 18.74m & Hammer 19.47m at Geelong.
This weekend sees Round 4 AV Shield competition move to Doncaster and Ringwood.