NEWS

AVSL 2021 / 22 Round 6

Again we were spread far & wide, from Geelong to Knox, with Meadowglen our “home game” for the week.

It was great to see some of our triple jumpers opening their account for the season along with Jack Hale’s blistering 200m in 22.65s, battling a 7.6m/s headwind! Just 2 more rounds for Jack to bring home some big points in the Play Off.

Again, a very big thanks to those parents and athletes who helped with our duties.

We finished in second spot behind Diamond Valley who used their Power Play to rise from 4th to 3rd on the ladder. The current top 4 teams have now all used their Power Plays with a 22 point gap between 4th place Glenhuntly and 5th placed Doncaster.

Our best Age teams this week were W14 and M16 (both 1st in Vic), M40+ (2nd) and MOP (3rd).

The Play Off timetable (draft) was released this week. The program will include a walk, long hurdles, 3000m, 200m, 800m runs, shot, hammer, triple and high jump. The relay is 4 x 400. You should aim to qualify in 3 of these events before the end of the regular season.

CLUB RECORD

Congratulations to Sukhnoor Rangi for breaking her own club pole vault record at Rare Air on Sunday. Suknhoor soared over the bar to record 2.90m, an increase of 0.15m on her previous best!

MVA

Jamison Towers was again our top athlete with 1514 points (6th in Vic), Mackenzie Leith 1395 (22nd) and Arden Stevens 1394 (23rd).

Jamison Towers- Photo by SS_Athletics

1000 points+

Chantelle Leslie – Hughes 1353, Richard Brophy 1352, Andreas Weickhardt 1232, Kevin Healy 1179, Sebastian Weickhardt 1175, Monique Leslie- Hughes 1115, Katie Baynes 1073, Cailin Walker 1022, Brett Maurer 1020.

500 point+ individual efforts

Mackenzie Leith discus 46.69m 534 points

Ayo Ore triple jump 15.77m 525m

Ilana Grandine 100m 11.59s 524 points

Tesia Haggai triple jump 11.40m 519 points

Brett Maurer 400m 52.23s 517 points and 100m 11.62s 503 points

Andreas Weickhardt 110m hurdles 14.84s 514 points

Ebuka Okpala triple jump 15.28m 511 points

Thomas Sims high jump 1.90m 511 points

Jamison Towers 100m 12.74s 508 points

Kevin Healy discus 45.74m 508 points

Mel Foster triple jump 11.86m 507 points

Imogen Makin shot put 11.01m 501 points

Richard Brophy high jump 1.55m 501 points

PBs

100m

Not at AVSL but Jacob Despard ran 10.38s (+0.4) at QSAC; a 0.02 sec PB

Ilana Grandine 100m 11.59s (just 0.02 sec from the club record and the second time in a week she has gone close to the record)

Shot Put

Immy Makin 11.01m, Mat Makin 7.17m, Tom Sims 12.70m

High Jump

Mackenzie Leith 1.65m (=PB), Arden Stevens 1.65m (=PB)

Javelin

Kevin Healy 41.00m, Andreas Weickhardt 29.53m, Sebastian Weickhardt 24.90m

110m hurdles

Andreas Weickhardt 14.84s

Triple Jump

Mackenzie Leith 11.80m (1m PB!), Sebastian Weickhardt 11.58m

800m

Alicia Gec 2:33.7, Eliza Connors 2:29.7 (a 2s PB), Sasha Jurson 2:37.5, Zach Hijazi 2:09.6 (a 2s PB), Jonty Neethling 2:10.3 (a 3s PB)

Remember to keep Mar 5 for the AVSL play off. You’ll need three rounds and a performance in any event you wish to enter.

Wishing all our members, parents, officials a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year