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AVSL Round 10

A very big thank you to our great team of Helpers at Werribee on Saturday. Without helpers we don’t have a sport. Christian Knox on the hurdles, Mark Carey & Brian Anderson moving the steeples. At the javelin we had Leigh Tracy, David Jones, Mark Donahoo, Brett Hardeman, Kath Butler, Sebastian Leith, Maria Strong, Duncan Knox, Joanna Margiolis and Adrian Fitzgerald. With so many volunteers working together, no one had to work the entire day. Many of our helpers also competed so there’s no excuse for not helping at some stage.

The next big day is round 12 when we need help with Set Up at 11am and Pack Up at 5.30 – 6.30pm. If you can help, email secretaryessendon@gmail.com

Our club had another good win in Div 1, although Glenhuntly were close most of the day until the triple jumpers produced over 5000 points. Glenhuntly and Diamond Valley are well organised and will be strong competition in the Play Off.

Our Men’s Open team, M20 were top of the state, while M16 and M40+ teams came 2nd across Victoria. The 40+ team again was the club’s highest scoring team with 9176 points.

Just a few highlights this report, starting with the sprinters.

Cameron Searle 512 points in the 100m (10.62), Joel Cuzzi 505 pts (11.09), Jack Hale 497 pts at Ringwood over 200 (21.56) and Marcus Guglielmino 451 points for the 400m at Werribee (51 sec).

Jude Cam 502 points over the 110m hurdles for an easy win. His time was 15.17 sec

Middle distance highlights came from Josh Tracy and Archie Noakes who went head to head over 1500m; they ran solid times of 4:19.4 and 4:19.8 in heat 1. Archie also ran the 2000m steeple in 6:26.5 for 503 points. This was another close run with team mate Brody Thrum who recorded 6:47.3

The triple jump squad dominated at Ringwood with 8 of the top 9 results. Leading the way was Shemaiah James with 16.23m (539 pts), from Ayo Ore 16.01 (532), coach Alwyn Jones 15.79m (526), Hazel Lockwood 10.83m (523), Tristan Scheirs 14.84m (512), Cooper Cavallo 13.31m (505), Pemi Akin Ojelabi 14.73m (493), Dennis Finnegan 14.71m (492) and Emily Portaro 11.69m (475) and many more. What an elite group!

Out on the field, Maria Strong brought in 545 points with her 13.83m discus, while Victoria Entwistle-Hardeman threw 35.63m (464) and Mackenzie Leith threw 36.31m (455).

Kevin Healy threw the hammer 61.27m for a massive 539 points.

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