Shield Round 2 at Casey Fields – October 22

Open Men
Round 2 Shield competition was to be the inaugural time a shield meet would be held at Casey Fields. All athletes were very excited to be finally testing out the new track, even if there was some rain the night before and the clouds looked threatening on the day. First up was to be the premier event on the track calendar which was the 100m. This saw some impressive times on the day given it was the first 100m of the season for everyone and the conditions not being great.

The major highlights in the Open Men was being the only club having three guys going under 12 seconds, lead by Jarrod Shepherd’s 11.2, followed by Tim Glico 11.8 and Matt Harvey 11.9. Making it a more impressive day was Div. 1 and Div. 2 were both fully covered which shows great depth early on.

The next event on the track was the 400m where once again Div.1 and 2 were completely covered. This was lead by Kulan Ranasinghe’s fast 51.30, our captain following him with 52.1 and Adam Cater 52.40. The 40+ saw a lone hand from our Swedish recruit Roland Soderstrom running an impressive 63.1 on debut. The 1500m was next for the long distance guys with Josh Papinkolaou leading the way with 4.10.8. This was followed by Mikhail Bhatia (4.27.6) and Jordan Crane (4.34). In this 40+ it saw Antonio Russo run 4.25.6 followed by Roland Soderstrom 4.55.

The 5000m saw Frederic Suteau win in 16.53, followed by one of our favourite team athletes John Zeleznikow. The next track event was the relay which this round was the 4 x 100m, where Glenhuntly again dominated in Div.1 with 44.8 and Div. 2 we came second with 47.10. This showed once again our depth in the early rounds. The final track event was the 2K walk, in which we saw Tony Doran and Phil Hutton gain maximum points for us.

The first field event to be looked at is the long jump where we covered Div. 1 and 2 comfortably. Leading the way was Brendan Miller with 5.57m followed closely by his brother Aaron (5.49) and then by Beau Lang (5.41). Jeff Lang was our sole long jumper for 40+ with 3.09m. The next field event was high jump where Brendan Miller again led the way, and also showed why he has won back to back jumps trophies with a 1.65 leap. This was followed by Jarrod Shepherd (1.60) and Beau Lang (1.55). Pole Vault was next with Beau Lang our only athlete across all the divisions and he jumped an impressive 3.15m.

Javelin kicked of the throwing events with Beau Lang throwing 41.80m, followed by Patrick Beraun (35.35m) and Justin Cohen (31.24m). That was an impressive effort filling out Div. 1 spots for this event very early in the season. The 40+ saw Jeff Lang leading the way with 25.51 and followed by Bruce McInnes (18.91). The last event was Discuss where Ben Hodgens with a throw of 32.78 did very well, and this was followed by Pat Beraun and Beau Lang.

This was certainly another great day for the Men’s Open and 40+ team which should firmly put us on our way to another premiership!

Andrew Weerasekera

Open Women
Round 2 saw Glenhuntly compete at the new track at Casey Fields. Despite reports that the track is a good one, our women had to again compete with cool and windy conditions. Even though it was another small team for round two, the women were willing to do additional events to gain some extra points. A special thank you to Georgina Beech for winning the 5000m event (17.52min) and then backing up straight away to be part of the winning 4 x 100m relay team.
Other highlights include:
· A great turnout in the women’s 1500m with 6 girls racing. Our quickest was Georgina with a time of 4.38min
· A busy day in the field from Juliet Austin with four field events including a win in the High Jump
· A number of events from both Anna Ross and Simone McInnes who were great point scorers on the track and in the field. Both had busy days!
Next week we head to the new track at Albert Park. For those who haven’t competed yet this would be a great track to start at. Hope to see you there!
Anna Thompson

Hi all junior Hunters,
another great turn out at Casey Fields last Saturday. Once again the weather really wasn,t on our side, although the rain did hold off
until competition was completed.
We had some great results in the 100m sprints, starting with the u18 boys Callum Carothers 12.10, Brydn Tatham 12.20,Jamie Kerr 12.60,and one of our newest members Shaun Fricot 12.90.
Under 16 boys, Hamish Robertson 12.30, Leo Byrne 13.40, Declan Murphy 14.00,and Sebastin Zammet 16.30.
Under 14 boys, Maca Beadman 12.60, Shane Byrne 13.10.
Under 18 girls, Angela Byrne 12.20, Isabella Flook 12.80, Lucy Hamilton 13.70 and Chynea Lang 14.30
Under 16 girls, Ally Brammer 13.20 new members Nicola Davis 13.90 Casey Lee 14.10,,.
Under 14 girls, Charlotte Mackenzie 14.40, and new members Amy Roberts 14.70 and Estelle Fricot 17.10.
In the 1,500m boys u16 Nick Parkinson ran a time of 4.35.20 and Declan Murphy 5.02.00. in the u 14 girls Mikhalla Arther ran 5.17.34.
Results for 400m Isabella Flook u 18, 59.5 u 16 Nicola Davis 1.02.24,u 14 Charlotte Makenzie 1.03.54 and Amy Roberts 1.04.21.
Hamish Robertson in u 16 1st in HJ 1.85 also 1st LJ 5.90. u18 girl Chynea 1st in Javlin 23.06 and 2nd in LJ 4.70.
Casey Lee u 16 2nd in HJ 1.50 and Amy Roberts in u 14 HJ 1.45. U 14 boy Tashi Nakase threw a wopping throw of 32.37 in Javlin.
U/14 girl Bridget Brammer threw 18.82 in Discus.
Hunters again were strong in junior relays .Boys u/18 1st 49.70, u/16 boys 2nd 51.90. Womens U/18 relay 1st 53.30, U16 girls 56.90.
Well done to all juniors,remember every event counts as points towards shield in your age group.
Look forward to see more new and old faces again next week at Lakeside Albert
Team mangers Louise and Donna.


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