Geelong picked up their first win of the season and 20 points by using their Power Play. Chilwell had their best round by a long way, coming third to collect 16 points. Essendon came in second to move into the box seat just 2 points behind Diamond Valley.
It was a big day at Aberfeldie, with the weather finally smiling, if not shining on us.
We had many members helping with the set up – it was a real team effort, allowing the competition to run on time. We also want to thank everyone who chipped and helped run the high jump, steeple and hurdles and our three parents who looked after the wind gauge. It’s great to have so many people willing to do their bit.
We had three teams, M20, M16 and M14 win across the entire state, while 11 of our 12 teams finished first or second in Yellow Zone. The M16 team sits on top of the state, while our M14 and M20 teams are second. The M18 (4th) and M40+ (5th) round off our best teams to round 5. All teams are leading the way in the Yellow Zone comp with 9 of our 12 teams either top or 2nd on their respective ladders.
We had a number of excellent performances, including Chris Mitrevski in the 100m at Nunawading, recording 10.62s for 511 points.
Under 14 Tom Sims continues to impress, being the club’s top scorer over his 4 events, pulling in a massive 1590 pts, including 422 pts for his 90m hurdle run, which impressed coach, Gary Workman.
Brodie Thrum ran a National qualifier in his first ever steeple, while Archie Noakes followed a good 3000m steeple, (scoring 524 points) with a big PB in the 800. Sam Dite ran a 5 second PB to score over 400 points with 2:15.4, while Stella McNamara also ran a PB with her 2:20.9 800m.
Joel Cuzzi, in his debut season last year, suffered a serious, almost career ending injury. He came back yesterday to run 23.29 sec, to be our top scorer in the 200m with 458 points. Jade Guglielmino competed in his first high jump along as well as the shot and his usual pole vault. Christian Knox was also busy with 4 events and helping with moving the steeples.
Our jumps squads were again dominant. Hazel Lockwood pulled in 508 points with a 10.56m (55 cm PB) triple, while Cooper Cavallo, 12.82m and 484 points and Katie Baynes 10.67m and 475 points lead the way. The high jump competition was dominated by the home team with 8 of the top 11 spots filled by Essendon. M14 ‘s Harry Orr jumped 1.81m to bring in 524 points.
Kevin Healy was clearly the best in the hammer, pulling in 530 points. The club’s oldies, Anderson, Cooper & Knox combined in the 800m to pull in a total of 709 points without raising a sweat….they have the tactics worked out!!