Shield Round 4 at Mentone

Open Men

Round 4  finally saw us being back at the picturesque Mentone athletics track for the first time in three seasons. The first shield competition of the season held at Mentone once again coincided with a dominant performance from the Glenhuntly Open Men’s divisions.

Firstly in the 100m, we had all six Division 1 qualifying athletes finish 12 seconds or under, Jarrod Shepherd with the fastest Glenhuntly time of 11.2. In an interesting turn of results, Aaron Miller (11.8) finished 0.2 seconds ahead of older brother Brendan Miller (12.0). Due to Mentone’s lack of steeple equipment and water pit, the steeplechase was replaced by 1500m and 3000m. David Oglesby was the quickest around the track in the 1500m, clocking a fantastic time of 4:04.9. In the longer 3000m run, it was Chris Winter who grabbed Glenhuntly some valuable points, getting home in 10:12.7.

Regular walkers Phil Hutton (12:45.8) and Tony Doran (13:18.7) put in the hard yards in the 2000m walk, getting 2nd and 3rd place respectively in the Open Division 1. Great effort!

In the field events and in the sand pit, Aaron Miller recorded the longest jump of the day for Division 1 Long Jump which was also his PB (so well done Azza), hitting 5.69m and quickly closing in on his brother Brendan’s PB

Beau Lang was at his usual best, throwing the furthest in the Javelin with 43.59m, a possible PB, hitting the second best jump of 5.11m in the Long Jump and picking up crucial points in the unpopular Pole Vault, getting over at 3.15m. Well done Beau, keep

up the great work. It was Patrick Beraun and Ben Hodgens carrying the team in the Discus, getting the 2nd (35.85m) and 3rd (34.60m) longest throws for the round respectively.

This was another successful day for the GHY Men’s Open Team, we look forward to seeing everyone back down the highway to Frankston on the 19th of November. As a last matter to note is we have not got any 400m times available therefore we can not report on it. Go Hunters!

Tyse Axford


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