AV Shield – Round 1 Report. 6/10/18.
by Steve Murphy.
AV Shield summer track and field season opened for business with round 1 last Saturday on a glorious spring day for our one and only home round at Aberfeldie.
The club has entered 10 teams this season.
Five men’s teams, open men, 40+ men, U18 men, U16 men and U14 men.
And five women’s teams, open women, U20 women, U18 women, U16 women, U14 women.
Our club goal is to get all 10 teams to qualify for AV Shield final on Saturday 23 February. To do this each team must finish first or second in their division at the end of the 12 round season.
We had a very successful start, with six of our ten teams winning round 1.
This is the second year of the new AV scoring system, based on an athlete’s performance they can score between 100-600 points in each event, with 600 points being the maximum possible score and 100 points being the minimum. A very small minority of performances will not receive any points, if they are below the minimum threshold.
Highest point scorer’s per event this round :-
|Hurdles 100m||C. Knox||M16||21.68||130|
|Long Jump||P.Akin Ojelabi||MOP||6.70m||480|
We encourage all athletes to pre-enter for their events on-line at the AV website to avoid disappointment.
A number of field events were already filled before entries closed on-line in round 1, so get your entries in early or you will miss out.
Round 2 is this Saturday 13 October 2018 and you can compete at Doncaster, Burwood, Ballarat, Bendigo or Geelong.
The majority of our athletes will be at Doncaster, but if it suits you better, go to one of the other four venues.
To maximise your team’s chances of making shield final and being competitive, could all athletes aim to do at least three events during each round of shield.