A large number of club juniors represented their schools at this event last Saturday. There continue to be very impressive results from them and some have been members of winning school teams. In addition to those representing their school, the Club entered an invitational team in the U16 boys and we saw some impressive running for the team to finish 10th .
The Club Team was: Jasper Pickering 7:18, Liam Halloran 7:45, Beau Sciberris 8:00, and Jake Roberts 8:45. Total time: 31 min 46 sec.
U14, U16 = 4 *2km
U18, U20 = 4*3km
Boys representing their schools included:
U20 St Kevins Chris Hibbert 9:23
U18 Haileybury Daniel Hamilton 8:55
Haftu Strintzos 9:08 Team 2nd.
U16 Haileybury Cody Bellgrove 7:43 Team 6th
Wesley Adam Spencer 7:10 Team 1st
(2nd fastest U16 on the day).
U14 Haileybury Romin Kodikara 7:41 Team 2nd.
Girls representing their schools included:
U18 Caulfield G Georgie Macdonald 10:08 Team 1st
(fastest girl U18 on the day)
Loreto Charlotte McKenzie 11:26
Gennazanno Kaitlin Barr 11:50
Wesley Larrissa McBurney 10:40
Juliet McBurney 11:14
Sophie O’Sullivan 11:16
U16 Star of the Sea Ciara Losty 8:08
Wesley Indica Cohen 8:11 Team 1st
Well done to all our juniors. Apologies if I have missed any results.
Thank you also to the parents who helped on the day for the club to fulfill its AV officiating obligation.
JUNIOR BOYS and GIRLS at LARDNER PARK, WARRAGUL MAY 2015
The weather threatened all day, but apart from strong gusts of wind, the day turned out a good one for Cross Country Running.
Fifteen juniors ventured down the highway for the run, and we saw some fantastic performances from them.
We managed to field teams in Boys U20, U18 and U16, but unfortunately fell short by one runner in both U20 And U18 girls.
U20 Boys: 3 runners. Team Placing THIRD
In a fantastic performance, Ben Kelly finished a close second placing; just 4 seconds adrift. Ben dictated much of the event but was just run down in the finishing area. This was a really top effort from our World Cross Country representative. Jack Bullock also ran superbly to finish strongly in 8th place and Declan Murphy put in his usual honest performance for 29th placing. The team (39) finished just 4 points behind Western Athletics (35) but Knox were runaway winners on just 14 points
U18 Boys: 3 runners. Team Placing FIRST
Sam Toll had a terrific run to come in third and lead the team into first place; we won the team’s race by just 1 point from Collingwood (41 points to 42). Will Ockenden was solid in performance with 13th placing and Luke McCarthy was 25th. Luke shows a lot of talent and is a welcome addition to the team. What a great start for the team.
U16 Boys: 3 runners. Team Placing FOURTH
Jasper Pickering led the way for the team with a strong effort to finish in 6th placing. He was well placed in the event for most of the distance. Liam Halloran continues to impress and improve with his 11th placing while new member Beau Sciberris, on debut, was ill during the event and struggled a bit but to his credit he ran on for the team to ensure this encouraging team result.
U14 Boys: 1 runner.
Our only participant was 11yo Liam Glew, 18th, who is a bit of an allrounder, having won the State U14 Triple Jump, is a strong hurdler, and tries everything. A good effort against boys much bigger.
U20 Girls: 2 runners.
Dana Dekkers continued her good summer season form with a solid 10th placing. Natasha Ockenden put up a keen performance to finish in 16th placing. Well done girls. It was interesting to note that two past members also competed; Julia Atkins, now with Melbourne University on scholarship, and Lanita Steer, now a top state orienteer.
U18 Girls: 2 runners.
Kaitlin Barr was our best finisher here with a 12th placing. Kaitlin continues her good form from the last summer season. It was also good to have Charlotte McKenzie run for 15th place; she has a lot of talent. We hope to have Jessica and Mikhalla back for future events to give us a presence in the teams event
U14 Girls: 1 runner.
Our only participant was 12yo Genevieve O’Brien who ran a great race to come in in 6th placing. Genevieve is only small but shows a great deal of talent. We need to encourage others to join her to complete a team.
Well done to all juniors. Can I repeat my request to you all to bring a friend.
We also had a number of our junior members compete for their schools in the APS Schools competition. While we await their opportunity to be on our teams, it would be great if we could all be pro-active in giving all our teams a depth to make us competitive in all events
Our first individual round at Lardner Park is only a week away and hope to have many Hunters competing.
Below is some important information you will need to know before the event:
Date: Saturday 9 May, 2015
Location: Lardner Park, Warragul
155 Burnt Store Rd, south of Princes Freeway. Approach from Drouin or Warragul.
Melway Ref X912 U8
12:30pm Race 1: 2km Cross Country Women U14, Men U14
12:40pm Race 2: 4km Cross Country Men U18, Men U20
1:00pm Race 3: 3km Cross Country Men U16, Women U16, Women U18, Women U20
1:20pm Race 4: 8km Cross Country Men Open and Masters
2:00pm Race 5: 4km Cross Country Women Open and Masters
Presentations will be made as soon as possible after the events.
Athletes must register via the Athletics Victoria website, the event page for Lardner Park can be found here. For an athlete to be eligible to score team points they must be registered and entered before the entry closing deadline.
Entries Close: 12pm (midday) Wednesday 6 May, 2015.
Series Ticket entries will close at the same time as above and re-open at the completion of the event.
Please remember to approve any memberships before the 12pm (midday) Wednesday 6 May cut off time, otherwise athletes will have to register as a non-member and compete via invitation.
The competitor entry list as at 10:00am May 1, 2015 is now available online here. Please note this will be updated before the closing of entries.
NO LATE OR ON DAY ENTRIES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE XCR’15 SERIES.
Timing Chips & Bibs:
Competitors will need to find their timing chip from previous seasons if they have been allocated one, if an athlete is unsure if they have received a chip please call the AV Office. If it has been lost or misplaced, athletes can purchase a replacement chip on the day – a replacement chip costs $50. Newly registered athletes will receive their timing chip at Lardner Park as part of their membership.
The timing chips are guaranteed to work for 3+ years. Chips testing will be available please make sure athletes check these prior to the event. If current chips are deemed faulty by AV admin staff the athlete will receive a replacement.
All athletes MUST wear both current AV bibs at all rounds of XCR’15. If an athlete fails to wear both bibs (back and front) they may be disqualified. If any athletes forget their bibs please go to the admin area to get a replacement set prior to the start of the race. Team managers will need to pick up any new memberships from the admin staff on the day of the event.
A special resolution will be put to the AGM (Saturday May 16th) to change the Club Rules so that it will comply in all respects to the new Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. All members are asked to read the Special Resolution that will be put to the AGM and to consider the changes to the Current Rules. Readers will notice the new Rules are far more detailed but do omit some matters contained in the current rules. Some obvious ones are highlighted. Where this occurs the Committee will include those matters in our Club policies where the issue needs to be included in our operational procedures. The advantage of this is that changes to any of those policies will not require a “constitutional” change and will therefore be less cumbersome.
The key reason for following this procedure is that acceptance of the “Model; Rules” will gain approval from Consumer Affairs Victoria without any need to involve lawyers and potentially drawn out process around approval of a set of Rules we have drawn up ourselves. If anyone requires further explanation of the proposed changes they should contact Max Binnington at MaxB@vicsport.com.au to discuss.
The Committee recommends full support of the changes.
Cross Country Relays 18th April 2014 – overall summary by TV
Thankfully the weather was kind to us, making this year’s XC relays a most enjoyable experience.
The Hunters fielded 31 teams across all the Divisions and Age Groups (M & F), including 3 invite teams made up of athletes from TV and Len’s Run Monash squad – and this was 10 more teams than any other club. Our total number of participants was an amazing 111 (77 males and 34 females).
Thanks to all of our helpers, officials, and team managers for all their work on the day.
To top the day off nicely we enjoyed a great/traditional Hunters afternoon tea.
Family involvement was really quite remarkable;
Father and son – Humphrey and Leo, Victor and Jamie, Joe and Eamonn, Chris and Declan, Mick (official) and Shane, Lyndon (official) and Daniel, Paul (official) and Ben.
Partners – Peter and Kellie, Peter and Helen, David and Bridget.
Father and Daughter – Brett (official) and Kaitlin, Simon and Laura.
Mother and daughter – Heather (official) and Dana, Kara and Isobella.
Mother and son – Julie (official) and Sam.
Mother, son and daughter – Jill, Jack, and Sophie.
Brothers – Ben James, and Michael.
Father, son, and daughter – Paul, Jack, and Gemma.
Once again we struggled a little at the top end, however we had a very young Division 1 team, which included 3 of our juniors (1 x U18 and 2 x U20). In fact the average age of our Division 1 team was just 20.5 yrs !
Our incredible depth was demonstrated by our overall team placings with 11 of our 14 open/masters teams finishing in the top 10 in their division/age group. Lots of PB’s were achieved with Rhydian Cowley our fastest on the day (18.57). Peter Macknamara (20.17) was our quickest master (40+).
We used a few of ‘Masters’ age in our open teams, however with everyone running in their correct age groups we might easily have won both the 40+ and 50+ events.
It is always difficult at the start of the season to get the rankings right.
Women’s report by Cass Higham
As usual Jells was a great way to start the new XCR season. Although it threatened rain we were treated to a brilliant day for round 1 relays.
-We had teams in all 5 divisions, 40+ and an invitational team from Monash
-Premier division won gold with close times run by all members
-The 40+ team made up of Kellie, Bridget and Gill won silver
-We welcomed 9 new women to our open team: Anne and Sam up from juniors, Brooke and Rebecca from the track season and new members to the club Jillian, Emma, Lesley, Rhiannon and Sharon
-Sharon, who led out her division 2 team, will be heading back to the Solomon Islands in a few weeks, we hope she’s enjoyed her short stint with the club
-PBs were run by Cass and Kara and Tarli ran the fastest time for the Hunters with 21.28
I hope you all enjoyed an exciting day of relays and a great time with the Hunters. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Lardner Park.
Junior Boys start XC Season showing early form at Jells Park by Phil Hutton
XC15 got off to its usual start with the XC Relays. The weather had looked really threatening but by the time of the races, it was bright and sunny; a great day for running. Well done to all juniors
We entered five teams with seven club debutants.
Results: U20 Team 1 8thTeam 2 12th
U16 Team 1 5thTeam 2 12th
Solomon Islander Rossi Siosi having his sole race in XC, after some track competition, before heading to Cairns for training and then home. He and Sharon are great ambassadors and benefitted greatly from their stay. Good luck to you both for the future. Rossi was our fastest with a time of 21:07.
We had 9 other junior members representing their school at APS in the morning who were unable to compete. Shows we have begun to develop some good depth.
We had 4 juniors elevated to seniors with 3 of them representing the club in Division 1; an amazing effort from Ben, Sam, and Jack, and also Dan in the lower senior division.
Luke McCarthy and Jack Highnam both had terrific first up runs with 22:20 and 22:11 respectively. Declan Murphy, Max Meuleman and debutant Daniel Bryden both did well first up and will be better for the run. Callum Harris 29:49 enjoyed his first outing for the club.
Jasper Pickering was our fastest U16 with 10:05 equalling the fastest overall in the competition on the day. Will Ockenden was our fastest in U18 with 10:37; impressive.
Liam Glew, 11yo, came in as emergency and impressed with 13:34 for U16. Thanks Liam
It was great to see Joseph Inglis, one of our top junior sprinters, turn his talents to XC, and for Jake Roberts to compete well after long term injury.
Liam Halloran 11:25 and Nathan Crawley 11:53 both impressed with their debut XC runs with the club.
It was good to see Jack Strangio return after a season to lead off our U18s with a 10:49; good first up Jack.
… Phil Hutton, Julie Nield, John Zeleznikow and Tony Wilson.
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