AVSL for 2023 began with a bang with three club records falling in a matter of hours. Congratulations to Kevin Healy on adding a 7th hammer throw record to his tally. Healy broke Grant Dunt’s 33-year U20 record with a massive throw of 59.47m. Another 3-decade old record fell when Mackenzie Leith set a new club record in the U18 men’s discus with a throw of 53.60m, breaking Matthew Young’s 31-year record. Ela uzun who broke Erin Adamcewicz’s 23-year 2000m walk record. Uzun’s time of 9:12.1 broke all U13-U20 records for the 2000m walk. The record quartet was secured by Anna Kasapis (W45) breaking Judy Pollock’s 38-year 1500m Victorian record with a time of 4:40.22.
Congratulations to Sebastian Weickhardt on his national qualifying jump of 13.24m in triple jump and Jonathan Neethling on his 1500m qualifying time of 4:13.63.
The excellent results continued spanning across all venues. Having already recorded 3 PB’s in triple jump in the rescheduled round 2 at Geelong including a 30cm PB of 10.65m, Cailin Walker continued her excellent start to by recording adding a javelin PB to her 2023 tally. Jamison Towers backed up her excellent results last week at the Victorian Combined Event Championships, with a PB of 31.56m in the javelin. Maggie Armstrong added to her PB tally for the season by setting a new PB in the 400m at Murrumbeena.
Congratulations to the following athletes on being named in the top 10 Most Valuable Athletes for Zone A: Mackenzie Leith, Jamison Towers, Cailin Walker, Ella Leith and Amelia Ashton.
There was a great deal of overall club success too with the club finishing in first place for round 8 with 51,906 points for the round. We now sit in 2nd place behind Diamond Valley with 318,821 points.
A big thank you to the following parents for assisting us with club duties at Geelong: Steph Thomas, Anna Neethling, Robin Walker and Peter Weickhardt.