NEWS

AVSL 2021 /22 Round 4

ESS finished the day on top of the AVSL Premier division ladder, 2400 points in front of second placed DIV who were a further 4000 pts in front of ladder leaders, Eaglehawk in 3rd. The ladder after round 4 is taking shape. Eagles 43*, Hunters 42*, ESS 38 in third spot with our Power Play to come in round 5. DIV round out the top 4.

Once again, the M40+team’s 24 athletes lead the way with a whopping 14,792 team points representing 30% of the club’s 48,763 points. The F14 team also ended the day on top with 8,095 points; the M16 squad finished 2nd (4824) while the F16 team finished 3rd (5959).

A big thank you to everyone who offered to help at Keilor. Most were not required but Round 5 is looking very busy, hopefully you’ll jump onto the Club Helper app and get it filled.

We also need 5 people to help put up the marquees from 11.30am next Saturday.

Next week, Round 5, the club will use its Power Play. This will give us Double Premiership Points; this is the round were we can get back on top. Those who haven’t competed this season, round 5 is the time to do at least one event. If you normally do just one event, try doing 2; if you do 2 events, try doing 3 .if you normally do 3 events, you’re a champ!

Our success was helped along by the efforts of many of our new members. Welcome to the club!

Lara Sacaner F16 800m 2:31.0 (PB)

Sasha Jurson F14 400m 64.73 (PB) and 1500m 5:28.9 (PB)

Tayla Oliveri F14 800m 2:52.3

Kiyani Sydnor 100m 13.06(-2.5)

Matt Millington MOP 200m 27.16s and triple jump 10.68m

Daniel Rees M40+ 3000m 10:01.9

Seven members headed to Bendigo for some team bonding and were welcomed by the locals.

Imogen Makin (F14) competed in the shot put at Geelong; it was Imogen’s first throw since breaking her finger back in January. It’s great to see her back; she also throw the javelin 19.95m.

Another great effort came from Molly Bremner (F14) who was tripped early in her 3000m, but got up to finish the event in a time of 12:18.

Great news out of the US this week with Aidan Roberts competing indoors over 3000m, finishing in a smart 8:13.36 – a PB. We hope to have Aidan back competing for us at some stage this season.

MVA

Jamison Towers finished second in the entire state with an amazing 1465 points.

1000+ points efforts

Mackenzie Leith 1323, Arden Stevens 1321, Richard Brophy 1306, Jack Walsh 1155, Sasha Jurson 1152, Katie Baynes 1127 and Kevin Healy 1019.

Great efforts by all; special mention to Kaylee Mangion 982 pts, Brett Maurer 968 pts (in 2 events), and Josh Djatschenko 949.

500 point performances:

Bouchaib Chefnaoui 3000m 8:55.7 540 points

Kevin Healy hammer 63.08m 529 points

Mackenzie Leith discus 45.07m 528 points

Brett Maurer 200m 23.42s 524 points

Josh Djatschenko 100m 11.79s 502 points (This is a National Qualifier; great effort for an M14 sprinter)

Jamison Towers 90m hurdles 13.69s 502 points and 100m 12.84s 501 points.

PBs

Marco Spagnuolo 200m 23.10s – first time under 24 sec

Lay Kankratok 200m 23.34s – first time under 24 sec

Riley Walsh 800m 2:07.4

Lara Sacaner 800m 2:31.0

Rebecca Perilli 800m 2:40.4

Josh Djatschenko 100m 11.79s

Jannik Ernst 200m 25.45s

Tayla Oliveri 800m 2:52.3

Dylan Rowbottom 3000m 10:03.5

Arden Stevens triple jump 12.83m

mark Asllanaj 200m 27.69s

Dash Newton high jump 1.45m

Chase Jardine 800m 2:52.2

Jonty Neethling javelin 25.12m (also ran a smart 3000m 10:03)

Jayme-Lee Cobain 1500m 5:18.2 (a 10 sec PB) and 400m 64.01s (a 2 sec PB)

Club Christmas Function:

To be held at the club on Tues Dec 14 from 6pm.

The traditional Xmas Gift over 110m and Fitzgerald Cup over 2400m will be run and won. Both are handicap events.

If you wish to participate, email secretaryessendon@gmail.com with your recent track times. Report your 100 or 200 times for the Gift and any 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 5000m times for the Cup. Entries close Dec 12 so get your entry in asap. We’ll also be holding a free bbq.

Refund:

We understand that our members have again missed out on much this year. No XCR season, limited use of the track and gym. As such the club is offering to refund a percentage of your Club Fee. If you joined between April 1 & Aug 31, contact treasurer Adrian Fitzgerald on 0429890575 before Dec 19 to arrange your refund.

BIBS:

We are holding about 30 member’s bibs. Please collect these at training during the week. We won’t post any as there is no guarantee they’ll arrive.

Parents and Athletes:

Please send through PBs, club records and special stories to secretaryessendon@gmail.com by Monday after comps.

Also, please check Results Hub to ensure the results are correct; send a Query to AV if you find a problem.

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