Windy & warm described Saturday at Lakeside for AVSL round 3. While we had more members entered, we also had more DNS’s and ultimately came second behind Eaglehawk who, along with a couple of other clubs are throwing everything at us.
The other clubs would probably like to see us finish out of contention for the Play Off. Hopefully we’ll see many more members competing and having a go at multiple events. We sit in third spot, behind the Hunters and the Eagles, with our Power Play in hand.
Thanks to the parents and athletes who chipped in and helped at the long jump in Geelong; Spase Veljanovski, Anna Kasapis, Tania Hardin & Stephanie Thomas.
A reminder that we are required to supply Club Helpers at Keilor next week & at Aberfeldie the following week.
On a team level, there wasn’t much to rave about; our M40 team lead the way once again with 10,264 pts, followed by our W14 team with 7369 pts. Both teams finished the day on top of the state. The M16 team finished in 2nd spot. These 3 teams scored 58% of the club’s total points!!
It’s great to see so many relatively new members doing well.
Rosa Barbanti (F14) won her 800m in a sharp 2:36.6 for 420 points.
Other new members to perform well in Round 3 were:
Rebecca Perilli (FOP) 800m, Josh Djatschenko (M14) 200 in 25.34s, Cailin Walker (F14) 200, hurdles and high jump, Sasha Jurson (F14) 200m and 800m, Daniel Rischiteli (MOP) 200 in 23.54s, Peter Marinkovic (MOP) 200, Mat Millington (MOP) 200m, Alicia Gec (F14) 200 and 800m and Annabelle Thomas (F14) discus.
Jamison Towers 1436 pts lead the State with Mackenzie Leith 1411 pts (4th) and Thomas Sims 1387 pts (5th)
It’s no easy task to rack up 1000 + points but Richard Brophy 1311 did it again, along with Kevin Healy (1216), Maria Strong (1025), new member Cailin Walker (1013) and Khushnoor Rangi (1008).
Special mention to Duncan Knox 974 & Ella Duncan 927 points.
500 point Individual Efforts
Keep in mind the highest possible individual score is 600 points so a 500+ effort is right up there with the best!
Maria Strong Shot put 5.36m 531 points
Jamison Towers High Jump 1.55m 529 points
Kevin Healy Hammer 63.02m 529 points
Mackenzie Leith Discus 55.45m 528 points
Thomas Sims High Jump 1.95m 523 points (Tom just missed 2m!)
Ella Duncan High Jump 1.50m 512 points
Richard Brophy High Jump 1.55m 501 points
Kim Walsh smashed her hammer PB by the best part of one meter with a throw of 22.57m (404 pts)
Thomas Sims 1.95m high jump (523 pts).
Let’s get ready for a big round 5 at Aberfeldie when we will probably use our Power Play.