We’d like to begin by thanking Doncaster Athletic Club for providing a venue for us to host our round 3 Zone A meet, whilst our track is unavailable. With Landy Field back in action we had athletes compete across all metro venues and Geelong, resulting in a fantastic turnout which saw us score 50,109 points to finish second behind Diamond Valley Athletic Club.
This week saw another of our junior athletes break a long-standing club record. Charles Barrett ran a blistering 3:57.3 in the 1500m to break the existing U16 men’s club record of 4.02.71 which has stood for 14 years.
There was a rainfall of PB’s in the throws this week. Congratulations to the following athletes on their PB’s:
Mason Hambling – shot put (6.91m)
Mark Hambling – shot put (11.21m), hammer throw (29.60m) and discus (29.70m)
Imogen Makin – shot put (11.91)
Congratulations to the following six athletes on being named in Zone A’s Top 10 Most Valuable Athletes: Armani Mauriohoohoo, Amelia Ashton, Imogen Makin, Maddox Wilson, Mackenzie Leith and Richard Brophy.
This round also saw some familiar faces from our Open athletes return after some time away from competition over the last few seasons. Congratulations to Mikeala Selaidinakos on completing her first race in three seasons after persistent injuries. Mikeala made her comeback in style completing the 400m in 56.52 to finish with the fastest time in the state. Marcus Guglielmino and Vishnu Satish also made their “comebacks” in the 400m. Brodie Hicks switched the green and gold of Australia for the red and black of Essendon to run his 400m. Brodie ran 48.94 in the 400m to finish second in the state. This was his first race back since the World Athletics U20 Championships in August.
Bianca Puglisi and Jannik Ernst in action during round 3. Photo credit: Joanna Margiolis
A massive thank you to the following parents and athletes for assisting us with duties throughout the day. Without these volunteers a number of events would have been cancelled: Frances Batchelor, Emily Newton, Dash Newton, Philip Barrett, Bec Lawler, John Cooper, Kris Lakusa, Maz Strong, Tania Hardin, Troy Jardine, Arthur Whitchell, Chris Jackson, Sarah Mullens, Richard Brophy, Luke Robertson, Maggie Armstrong, Angela Bain, Danny Hawksworth, Duncan Knox, Marlon Cummings, Joanna Margiolis, Matt Millington, Kim Walsh, Kristen Towers and Spars Veljanovski.
We’d like to thank Ryk Neethling and Joanna Margiolis for taking photos at Doncaster this weekend. Photos can be viewed on our Facebook page.
For the full list of results please refer to ResultsHub.